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From Collier Brown’s interview with Bill Armstrong for Od Review:

CB: Do you have a favorite image in “Falling through History”? Mine is your adaptation of Aaron Siskind’s “The Pleasures and Terrors of Levitation,” and I think it’s because of the color. When I look at those black and white images by Siskind, I feel color. I don’t know why. I think it’s the freedom of the body, a peak exhilaration. It just wakens a kind of synesthesia in the viewer.

BA: “After Giorgio de Chirico, The Fall of Phaeton,” currently in a group exhibition called “The Edge Effect” at the Katonah Museum, would be my favorite because I received a complimentary email about it from someone who had seen the show, and, in the course of an email exchange, he confided that he felt that his career and business were falling, and so he related personally to the image for that reason. I was touched by the fact that someone had a personal, emotional response to my work—that’s what it’s all about, right? a human connection—but artists work alone, in isolation, so it doesn’t happen often.

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