Excerpts from Suzanne Doppelt's forthcoming book 'Lazy Suzie' (translated by Cole Swensen) on Asymptote
"My eyes fill with tears; at what should I look? The damp eye cuts everything up one thing entire into many different objects - it's a better witness than the ear, especially in daylight, the imaginary ball that travels back and forth along a curving line, the park repainted green, its plants poised, a stain like a face, the void. It knows just what's missing from the painting, and in its place, puts cubes, spheres, cones - geometry is the real science of the blind and grows them by degrees, one explosion and one precipitate. Looked at straight on, it's a jumbled mix, like a felted carpet, an expanse of marks, dashes, swirling traces in black and white, the mixed ray in a frameless rectangle. The more one looks with a fixed and wide-eyed gaze, the less one sees, white on white, an open chasm, or black on black without end; there's got to be a trick therein. But looking at what?"