'FORTUNE IS OFTEN SEARCHED FOR

LIKE A HAT WORN ON THE HEAD'
Diamond Fortune Cookie, Berlin 2014

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She saw the farm, the muddy pond, her father in his smock under the apple trees, she saw herself as she was then, skimming cream off pots of milking the dairy with her finger. But in the sudden dazzle of the present moment, her former life, up until now so clear, completely disappeared, and she began to doubt whether she lived it at all. But now she was here; and over everything outside of the ball there was darkness. She ate maraschino ice cream with a vermeil scallop dish in her left hand, eyes half- closed, the spoon between her teeth.” (Flaubert, 1856, p.45)

She is now 42 years old and supremely comfortable with success and money, and luxury… The artist is an…arresting figure…