Friday, March 26, 2010

stray lizard

I was on the prowl, after yesterday, for more examples of signifiers that had become completely unmoored from their signifieds - but was completely stymied by finding that magic little expression, "memory card full," come up on my camera. Nonetheless, I had my iPhone, mock polaroid function and all, and even if this isn't an example of straying print, it's nonetheless sufficiently surreal. Here on Hamilton is a front porch with a sun-bleached tin lizard, exactly the kind of object one might expect to find on a New Mexico mailbox, waiting to stick its tail in the air to show the mailperson that there's something to collect - but in this case, tail decorously curled, it's making its way most unfunctionally down some ironwork.

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