Golden Phrases, 2003: Reality Is a Very Persistent Illusion, 2003
Installation | Letters painted with gold leaf on wall
Dora García (Valladolid, 1965) commenced the series Golden Phrases in 2001, and it consists of a number of sentences written in letters of gold leaf applied directly on the wall. The phrase shown here is attributed to Albert Einstein, but separated from his scientific and didactic language it is as effectively ambiguous as if it were a piece of anonymous graffiti on a city wall. These truisms are not quotes; even if someone has actually spoken the words, they are presented to the reader as simply potential tricks of thinking.