Museum (Mythologies and Portraits from the Orphanage)

The corridors of Rome’s museums are filled with archaic images drawn in stone. They appear implacable and indifferent to the casual stare of many visitors. Yet once in a while, the images betray themselves and emotions frozen in marble momentarily become flesh. Once in a while, they allow transcription through gesture onto paper. In the stillness of the museum, archaic narratives and ancient myths intersect with the crowded present. A temporal displacement occurs, where the contemporary and ancient meet in a new sense of time.