Artwork #36

John Sager

My Present View of the World

Assemblage: wooden printing blocks, map, Plexiglas, frame stock and architectural figure, 2018

The philosopher Bertrand Russell entitled an essay “My Present View of the World” when he was 87 years old, indicating he still had something to learn. My tower is built of printing type from when journalists built their stories one letter at a time. Here I rearrange the letters to tell my story. The architectural figure is seemingly insignificant, yet having constructed the tower to stand on, not only views the world but becomes an active grateful participant.