The concrete finality and implied authority of calling something Last interests me.
Most often we don’t know something is a last- until after it happens, maybe not until well after, because after all – couldn’t it happen again? How do we know for sure, it is a last?
By its nature – death helps to define last. (Don’t worry, I’m still around- this is not the moment when the narration ends with the end of the author)
Inspiration for this artists’ book, LAST ©2002, comes from biblical references to first and last, as well as a dictionary list of lasts- which incudes last ditch, last gospel, last hurrah, last minute, last name, last straw, last supper, last things and last words.
Yes- this is the last connection in my online project Second Sight. I’ve enjoyed going back into my own history, making new connections, creating a trail of digital bread crumbs and sharing it all with you.
I hope it finds an ongoing life as a sort of searchable archive. You can explore it by month and year, by using the Tag cloud or just by random browsing.