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(#186) JARVIS ARCHITECTS:
Edition of 2505 of which 125 copies are signed 1-125; 26 are signed A-Z as artist's proofs, XX copies are signed as dedication copies and three sets are signed as progressives.
June 9, 2000 12 colors 17-1/2" x 24"
Client: Glen Wm. Jarvis, Jarvis Architects, 5278 College Avenue, Oakland CA 94618. Telephone: 654-6755
Model: Susan Popovic
1-125: Saint Hieronymus Press A-Z: Artist's own use Dedication copies: Progressives: One set to Glen Jarvis, one set to Susan Popovic, one set to Saint Hieronymus Press.
She's sitting in her dream house dreaming of a real house, moving furniture and walls around in her mind. Imagining the view that isn't there yet from a window that isn't there yet, seeing through a drawing of a house made of paper to a house of wood and stone.
As dreamers go she's pretty good, but even a good amateur needs some professional help in matters of making a drawing that a contractor can interpret and carpenters and masons and glazers and roofers and plumbers and electricians and landscapers can make solid.
Here's where an architect comes in. Architects are professional dreamers. You dream your dream and communicate your incoherent desires and the architect makes some drawings and your dream becomes a bit clearer and the architect makes more drawings and after a while the back and forth becomes a straight ahead.
It's all an extension of symbolic speech. The word stands for the thing, the ideal becomes the real, at least in our heads, which contain all the reality there is.