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Stephanie Leitch: The Mote and the Beam


A child with a predilection for solitude seeks a quiet corner for an uninterrupted afternoon’s reading or drawing, where the couch she settles on sneezes up an invisible spray of dust. Then, when a beam of sunshine enters a window and catches the motes still hanging in the air, a rectangular cloud, shaped by the architecture, appears and fills what had been empty space with dancing points of light. It happens all the time, but not everyone notices or remembers. Even rarer is the person who, as an adult, can find a way to reconstitute the wonder of that telling, early experience…

Read Geoff Wichert’s review of Stephanie Leitch’s installation in the May 2014 edition of 15 Bytes.

Geoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.

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