Words are signs for things. Language as a skin. But words remained words all the same. They were never the thing itself.
AL: What is the meaning of the asterisk in your work? Can you tell us a little bit about the form of the asterisk and its history?
SE: The asterisk interests me because it redirects sight. If an asterisk is used as a footnote in a text it redirects your sight to a different site in the text in pursuit of other information that is relevant to the text. For the purposes of photography the asterisk looks a lot like the sun typographically but on a much more manageable scale. Even though the sun is responsible for vision and for photographic exposures, we can’t actually look at or touch the sun and so it too directs our vision away from its source.