April 15, 2013

The Unknowable

the unknowable - front
stitched by fade theory

I'm floored by the beauty of this Roland Barthes quote, as stitched by fade theory, which reads as follows:

I am caught in this contradiction: on the one hand, I believe I know the other better than anyone and triumphantly assert my knowledge to the other ('I know you-I’m the only one who really knows you!'); and on the other hand, I am often struck by the obvious fact that the other is impenetrable, intractable, not to be found; I cannot open up the other, trace back the other’s origins, solve the riddle. Where does the other come from? Who is the other? I wear myself out, I shall never know.
—Roland Barthes, from 'A Lover's Discourse'

Quoting from Roland Barthes in an embroidery piece? There's really no end to you guys' creativity. Gorgeous work, fade theory!

3 comments:

  1. This is a simply breathtaking piece. You are amazing, fade theory!

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  2. Wow, beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

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  3. Wow, thanks for featuring The Unknowable here! And such kind words. It was a great learning experience, and I blogged about it: http://fadetheory.com/?p=3087 Looking forward to doing more embroidery in the future!

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