Author Archive - Ellen McMahon

Naming is Seeing | Seeing is Forgetting

Posted 26 March 2011 by Ellen McMahon
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Naming is Seeing | Seeing is Forgetting

This is a video about how naming and categorizing both sharpens and limits our perceptions of the world, whether we’re seeing as artists or scientists.

Naming is seeing the thing one sees for the first time.

Posted 20 December 2010 by Ellen McMahon
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Now, forty years later as part of Art Lab at El Coronado Ranch I walked through a field of tall dry grasses as Valer Austin, said, “Take a picture. It’s all about the grasses.”

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