Art Lies: "Nathaniel Donnett"

Nathaniel Donnett by William CordovaPublished Winter 2008

Octavio Paz once wrote, “There is nothing worse than a labyrinth without a center.” He was meditating on the reality of cultures that end up psychologically castrated due to a lack of understanding regarding their own past and meaning—due, that is, to a lack of center. Hidden in his comment is the suggestion that we ought to acknowledge the dualities that cultures have to negotiate in order to prevent themselves from going adrift. “At the exit from the labyrinth of solitude we will find reunion and plentitude, and harmony with the world.”

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