Pages from a Notebook

Notebook9

" These collages are culled from a notebook
on which I worked every night between November of 1994 and June of 1995. The
pages were done as automatically as possible, with little or no thought as to
what went therein. Pictures cut from magazines, automatic drawings and writings,
dream fragments, cut-ups and diagrams were all included with the one very strict
rule that no conscious rationality was to dictate any aspect of the process of
creating the page. Throughout the creation of the notebook I was beset with vast
amounts of absurd synchronicities that seemed to tie into the collages in some
very surprising ways. Much of the events that seemed to tie into the notebook
bore a striking similarity to some of the effects William S Burroughs attributed
to his cut up experiments. Burroughs always maintained that cutting up text
revealed the essential meaning behind the words themselves and allowed the
future to leak through. Looking back over the pages, I find meaning in many of
them that could not possibly have had any relevance at the time that I created
them. The titles shown above the images are new."

Pages from a Notebook