John CoplansISBN: 1576871738;
Book DescriptionFollowing the attacks of September 11, artist and downtown resident John Coplans responded unconsciously to the disaster by making photos of his arms and legs and then collaging the two together into one image. After making four such images, Coplans realized the connection to the aftermath of the event, where workmen were digging up debris and constantly finding human remains, especially body parts. At the same time, Coplans' problems with his eyesight were exacerbated; he was unable tosee facial features, and he could neither read nor focus. The days became dark, somewhat like dusk, but worse. For some time, his left eye had been useless because of Macular Degeneraion; now, the same thing was happening to his right eye. Yet Coplanscould still see flat images the size of a postcard fairly distinctly with the aid of a magnifying machine, and decided to continue working on Body Parts. Since he could not see, the question arises as to how Coplans could take these...
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