Lucas Samaras

Photo-Transformation, July 29, 1976


IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO KNOW THE SPECIFIC OR GENERAL TIME THAT THIS WAITING BEGAN. IT COULD HAVE BEEN WHEN AFTER JUGGLING THE WORD DEATH FOR MANY YEARS AS A CHILD ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT AND LETTING IT DROP BECAUSE OF ITS FEAR POTENTIAL, HE FINALLY GRABBED IT, ANALYZED IT, MONTAGED IT WITH THE DEATH OF SOMEONE HE KNEW AND BEGAN TO REALIZE THE INEVITABILITY OF HAVING TO CONFRONT THIS THING THAT WAS SOMEDAY DOWNING HIM. I DON'T THINK YOU COULD SAY HE HAD NOTHING BETTER TO DO. PERHAPS HIS HAIR FALLING OUT, SOMETIME AFTER IT STARTED, OR HIS HAVING LONG PASSED TWENTY-FIVE, THE AGE SOME PEOPLE TOLD HIM WAS THE POINT FROM WHICH ONE SLID DOWNWARD BODYWISE HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT.