© 2009 PJ Cobbs
Talking Heads Project
Comfortable Paintings Pillows, acid dyes on silk, cotton backing
For the past five or so years,
I've had this idea: to capture friends, neighbors--in general, folks with
whom I've sometimes little more than a passing acquaintance with-- on
silk for a proposed installation. The concept of friendship has always been
a strange one for me, especially coming from elsewhere and arriving in New
York City. Here, we tend to latch on quickly to whomever we meet, becoming
fast "friends" in the process. But are we really? We snap pictures on our
phones, join friendship sites to keep track of complete strangers.
So what does friendship truly mean?