Mutter: A More Perfect World
his book Surrational Images, Scott Mutter's
commentary on this photomontage is
uncharacteristically terse: "I prefer to remain
silent about this image." In discussing the
photograph privately, however, Scott pointed out
that it's impossible to see what is on the other
side of the revolving door. We wonder: is that a
beacon of light coming from the other side -- or
just a reflection of where we have been?
search for meaning in an image such as this, each
of us must look inward, seeking answers in our own
beliefs and ideas. In many ways, this revolving
door could be a metaphor for Scott Mutter's life
and work. We enter the door in a quest for
understanding or enlightenment. And then we go
around, not knowing whether the journey will bring
us everything we yearn for-- or only take us back
to the very place where we started.
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