Monday, July 18, 2011

Lunchtime walk i: "disambiguation"

The buzzword of the hour in Wiki-speak falls inevitably to mind in encountering this seemingly conventional, if not almost rude portrait in monochrome - jaw, nose, clavicle, elbow, wrist, metacarpals and hips disambiguating the familiar sequences in angular stance against the sinuous driftwood found behind, porosity personified except by derivation.

One has seldom seen the folly of the illusion of disambiguation more suavely demonstrated, whether by default or not.


The subtle T-shirt tanline is more extraneous in marking this composition than the driftwood, as declaration of opacity's limitation of permeation, against the superficial foreground grain.

We see the permeability of these 
elements to be incontestable, opacity a veneer of utter vanity against observation, thought, experience and exemplary nature.

Poor Wiki, poorer student. The OED countenances disannul as having the same meaning as the term it would cancel, annul. How like decay to prosper where 
to strip would do just fine,
if not to drain, to clarify.


iv, v  photo, Jean-François Heckers


  1. If only disambiguation worked so well on photos of moi!

  2. There's a limit to what can be done with an inherently treacherous medium, Dink. I shouldn't let it reflect on oneself. Haven't you heard? We're all taking up watercolour.