Wednesday, March 4, 2009

the nuance of touch


photographs courtesy of Marie Hermann

"Often we think we know how an object feels by letting our eyes examine it. Does it look firm, squashy, rough, etc. We have a fixed database that tells us how things should feel so most of the time we 'touch' through our visual senses. But the tactile sense is as refined as every other sense. There are a million different ways an object can be rough or soft, as there are differences in the tastes of apples or visual difference within the color blue."
~ from the artist statement of Marie Hermann