Palimpsest 3.

twombly, untitled 1970

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1970

Overwriting is a different kind of oblivion – it is a kind of reluctant repression, the preservation of the sign in another mode. The earlier inscriptions are revealed by becoming forgetful of what is apparent-to-sight and looking at another level of sensation, becoming sensitive to finer and subtler levels of difference and ignoring the more obvious ones.

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