Twist and Shout

Twist and Shout
Life is never straight (Joey Kulkin photo)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Chanticleerian Expansion

"It's quite significant when nothing means
what it's supposed to mean. Then you get
an idea of what a lot means.
Reality is expanded."

BENNINGTON -- Nena gave this one considerable thought.

So sassy and so vibrant, she could have bought a large ceramic bowl or a mesmerizing glass sculpture or several other things that make great wedding gifts. Instead, she did a little mental algebra and bought a 3D laser-cut map of Bennington.

"Because neither of them are from here. They came here because her grandfather used to live here. So no one is familiar with this town. No one will know what this map means but them. They'll look at this on their wall years from now and know that it's where they got married, whereas others will look at it and just think it's graphic art."

Significant. Quite.

(Joey Kulkin photo)