Five Card Story: In Time

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a Five Card Flickr story by Arc Maker created May 20 2019, 05:38:40 pm. Create a new one!

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Once it was the proud present, the best of what could be done at the time, staring at a new frontier. Where is the past now? Where is the history of land exploration sit, beyond textbooks, museum exhibits, when the once frontiers are now all carved up, built up, paved over. Most people never venture out of the four walled existence.

So we think about the layers of frontiers, of old questions hidden in public spaces? Maybe there are clues left in urban places we do not wander in our day to day? What if we did take the new frontier as where we are now? What if we talked to those that new, through their own stories, the present before this present, and maybe the one before that? Even in the trodden places, look down, and you will find symbols, remnants, clues. History is never erased, maybe it is obscured, but there are always clues... if you look.

That's what we will do-- seek the past in our present, and create public works of them. Not glitzy museums, but little folk ones. Ones that don't aim to explain history as an encyclopedia, but to draw in curiosity, questions.

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