Anthony Hamilton

The Cone between your finger and thumb, Two-Person show with Molly Markow at

University Galleries with upcoming publication

 

 

Early navigators used one or two fingers, a thumb and little finger, outstretched on an arm, to sight the horizon in relation to Polaris. Referred to as sighting or shooting the object, this method offered a means to roughly determine one’s location.

 

 

This body of work began through compulsively exchanging photographs over text and messages, sometimes a block apart from each other, and other times 7,000 miles. For The Cone Between Your Finger and Thumb, we focused on photos happening in or adjacently to our everyday landscape of Bloomington, Normal. The photographs are reflective of walks and the meandering image making process from quotidian detritus that inspire head shaking, humor, and wonder.

 

 

As focus continuously shifts in defining place by aerial views––our practice offers a counterbalance of a 35mm lens-view of a landscape. Cones, pavers, signs, and debris become temporary markers of place. While piles accumulate and melt away, akin to malleable experiences of memory and place. We use walking as a method of collection, to understand place through a series of fragments. Cones sitting a store window waiting to be bought, and the permanently closed store with a dusty fake plant in the window, describe a map that is at once particular and incomplete.

Windsock, collaboration with Molly Markow, pictured at SAIC Flagpole, Chicago