Lucas Samaras

Photo-Transformations 1973-1976


MOST LIKELY THIS THINKING GOT A GOOD BOOST WHEN ONE AFTER THE OTHER THE FEW LOVE INTERACTIONS HE HAD OUTSIDE HIS FAMILY DEVELOPED INTO SITUATIONS THAT STRIPPED LOVE OF ITS REVERSIBLE MAGNETISM, ITS AROMATIC PERPETUALITY AND SUBSTITUTED AN INTERGARBAGING OF PEOPLE. IT WASN'T A MATTER OF THINGS NOT BEING WHAT HE DREAMED THEM TO BE BUT OF STINKING WORSE. WE MUST NOT ALSO SUBLIMINALLY DISMISS THE IMPORTANCE OF THE VAST REJECTION-CONTEMPT HE FELT FOR ALL THE MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY FOR HAVING BEEN THE ORIGINATORS OF THE LOVE YO-YO PROCESS IN HIM WHICH HAD NOW, SINCE BECOMING ADULT, BECOME INDECENT IN RELATION TO THEM AND IMPROBABLE IN CONNECTION TO OTHERS.  ---excerpted from WAITINGMAN (1967) by Lucas Samaras.