The Little Things That Come Between Us (Details)

Whenever possible, I like to take the opportunity to talk about my work and why I made what I made. This piece is no exception but it’s been done for months and I haven’t talked about it for a very specific reason:

I don’t want to spend all my time reassuring people that my wife and I aren’t getting divorced.

This is a rare piece in my body of work that is based on a concept and not an actual event. Maybe (probably) there is some truth to it in my own relationship, but there is nothing overtly specific to any events in our life. That being said, on with the show.

What happens when two people want different things?

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Here we have Person A.The Little Things That Come Between Us-detail 04From a distance, they look flat. Uniform. Even.

But under any scrutiny, Person A is found to more complex. Layered. Textured. Nuanced.

Here is their partner, Person B.

The Little Things That Come Between Us-detail 005Again, from a distance, they look solid. Uninteresting even.

And again, under any power lens, Person B is revealed to be a complex whole.

Enter the variable.

The Little Things That Come Between Us-detail 001That thing that either can introduce to a discussion but neither can agree on immediately. When one person wants it more than the other, things begin to decline. Decay. Disrupt.

First the thing itself builds.

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It grows into a mass, not unlike a cancer.

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Then it goes beyond it’s initial place in the world they share and finds its way into places it never was before and has no purpose to be in now.

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And it’s an equal opportunity threat.

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Finally, it takes what was once a beautiful, detailed, and bright individual and clouds, distorts, and otherwise tarnishes them.

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The Little Things That Come Between Us… can forever change us. What we do about them, is what’s paramount.

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