Invisible things by Noëlle Maline

With the flicker of a bird .. I prefer distractions and being interrupted . These days , I am a luggage organizer , book filer and background diorama painter .. I look at the night sky and watch old films .. Collect shadows and uncertainties .. I make art with fragments and broken images .. Paper , things and sounds .


Two and Two

{Mr. Beauboir by Robert Doisneau 1950}

“You are a slow learner, Winston."
"How can I help it? How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four."
"Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.” 

                                           {Le Corbusier}

“For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?” 

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.” 
― George Orwell1984

.. History . Unknowns .

Lately .. I have been thinking about certain images that have been engrained in a corner of my mind . They haunt me and linger in and out of my normal daily thoughts . Weaving around , navigating and perhaps sending signals .

{a street in immediate post-war Berlin .. Photo by Kondtantin Zalesskiy}

History tends to repeat itself . 

{Two German women on a park bench, post-war Cologne 1945 . Photo by Lee Miller}

With uncertainty and unknowns .

{Women cooking, post-war Nurnberg 1945 . Photo by Lee Miller}