Temporary Stay
Temporary Stay

Temporary Stay contemplates narrative form and the lenses through which we craft our stories. In Ursula Le Guin’s Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction she posits that the carrier bag or container is the real hero of stories. Following this, Taylor has made an arrangement of a collection of “containers” organized on a plinth that loosely takes its form from the model of a story arc with a succession of heights following exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.

photos courtesy of Constance Mensh

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 "A leaf a gourd a shell a net a bag a sling a sack a bottle a pot a box a container. A holder. A recipient.The first cultural device was probably a recipient .... Many theorizers feel that the earliest cultural inventions must have been a container to hold gathered products and some kind of sling or net carrier.  So says Elizabeth Fisher in Women's Creation (McGraw-Hill, 1975)."

"A leaf a gourd a shell a net a bag a sling a sack a bottle a pot a box a container. A holder. A recipient.The first cultural device was probably a recipient .... Many theorizers feel that the earliest cultural inventions must have been a container to hold gathered products and some kind of sling or net carrier.

So says Elizabeth Fisher in Women's Creation (McGraw-Hill, 1975)."

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Temporary Stay
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 "A leaf a gourd a shell a net a bag a sling a sack a bottle a pot a box a container. A holder. A recipient.The first cultural device was probably a recipient .... Many theorizers feel that the earliest cultural inventions must have been a container to hold gathered products and some kind of sling or net carrier.  So says Elizabeth Fisher in Women's Creation (McGraw-Hill, 1975)."
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hands.jpg
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Temporary Stay

Temporary Stay contemplates narrative form and the lenses through which we craft our stories. In Ursula Le Guin’s Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction she posits that the carrier bag or container is the real hero of stories. Following this, Taylor has made an arrangement of a collection of “containers” organized on a plinth that loosely takes its form from the model of a story arc with a succession of heights following exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.

photos courtesy of Constance Mensh

"A leaf a gourd a shell a net a bag a sling a sack a bottle a pot a box a container. A holder. A recipient.The first cultural device was probably a recipient .... Many theorizers feel that the earliest cultural inventions must have been a container to hold gathered products and some kind of sling or net carrier.

So says Elizabeth Fisher in Women's Creation (McGraw-Hill, 1975)."

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