Friday, November 16, 2018

Beware




 click on images to enlarge

1953 comic book

Friday, October 26, 2018

The Big Picture

“You start to think, when you’re younger, how important everything is and how things have to go right—your job, your career, your life, your choices, and all of that. Then, after a while, you start to realize that – I’m talking the big picture here – eventually you die, and eventually the sun burns out and the earth is gone, and eventually all the stars and all the planets in the entire universe go, disappear, and nothing is left at all. Nothing – Shakespeare and Beethoven and Michelangelo gone. And you think to yourself that there’s a lot of noise and sound and fury – and where’s it going? It’s not going any place… Now, you can’t actually live your life like that, because if you do you just sit there and – why do anything? Why get up in the morning and do anything? So I think it’s the job of the artist to try and figure out why, given this terrible fact, you want to go on living.” ~  Woody Allen

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hole vs Soul


Hole vs Soul

Swallowed a camera to take a photo of the Hole.

At a conference across the street, celebrated speakers postulated theories
on this Vacuum whose hunger attracts, like gravity.
Passed the hat, pulled out a name: Soul.
And in the naming: infused it with a see-through substance,
a transparent soil where gods & demons could grow and crow,
A geography of imaginary lands providing jobs for amateur map makers,
and a history proposing additional lives, past and future,
Populated with super-hero spirits, with powers and abilities
claiming to match the odds of Lady Luck.
(forgetting their own hypothesis: the Sin of Pride),
And mathematics that propose answers to the cause of tears.
It was all there -
along with human sacrifice and sunday school lessons,
indigo conspiracies and pushpin chart connections,
magic walls and pillars, whispering invisible friends,
the face of the north wind, unidentified objects in the night sky,
and so much more.

But me,
i am looking forward to developing, and further examining,
the photos of the Hole.




Monday, April 21, 2014

Faith In Foxholes

In response to the infamous "There are no atheists in foxholes" aphorism . . .

"You'll never find a dead Christian in a foxhole who didn't pray."

" 'There are no atheists in foxholes'  isn't an argument against atheism, it's an argument against foxholes." - James Morrow

Monday, March 10, 2014

Jesus Behind Bars

It is Sunday, the Lord's Day, so you will just have to defer your longing for this very realistic likeness of Him until the boutique opens on Monday.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"Conflict"


"Choosing to live with questions that may never be answered, rather than with answers that can never be questioned."

Without determined principals we are destined to stagnate as a civilization. This piece soberly presents the two sides to many issues facing modern society for what they are in their simplest terms.

 
"Conflict" Click on image 
to watch the video
"Conflict"



 

Winner of the 2012  Project Reason video contest.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Regarding the Idiot Box.


Photograph taken at art installation @ Burning Man 2005.

Monday, October 14, 2013

"If you can't determine right from wrong, then you lack empathy, not religion."

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Determine Something






















What is the frame of mind of a human - New York City, 2013 - that they would be drawn to this "Walk-In Special", put down an Alexander Hamilton or more, and have someone determine something from looking at patterns in wet tea leaves.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Depends On How You Look At It


Is this an apparition of Jesus Christ, or [fill in blank],
on a chair in an office where I work.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
“Did Jesus Christ, he asked, suspect that someday his church would spread to the farthest corners of Earth? Did Jesus Christ, he asked, ever have what we, today, call an idea of the world? Did Jesus Christ, who apparently knew everything, know that the world was round and to the east lived the Chinese (this sentence he spat out, as if it cost him great effort to utter it) and to the west the primitive peoples of America? And he answered himself, no, although of course in a way having an idea of the world is easy, everybody has one, generally an idea restricted to one's village, bound to the land, to the tangible and mediocre things before one's eyes, and this idea of the world, petty, limited, crusted with the grime of the familiar, tends to persist and acquire authority and eloquence with the passage of time.” 
                           ~ Roberto BolaƱo,  "2666"