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(3) Portfolio of prints (work in progress)
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(5) My Janus file: Some impressions of
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf

Sunday, September 26, 2010

MACRO MONDAY - COMPANION TO 'IN RELIEF', THE PREVIOUS SSS POST...





    FRONT GARDENS TO APARTMENT BLOCKS ARE OFTEN CONTAINED BY LOW GRANITE WALLS - THIS PATHWAY LEADS TO MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE -  I ARRIVED JUST AFTER THE WATERING WAS COMPLETED...HENCE THE GREEN
SHADOW/REFLECTIONS AND PUDDLED WATER DROPS.




Monday, September 20, 2010

RUBY TUESDAY - VIRGINIA WOOLF SAW THE POTENTIAL OF 'CINEMA' IN HER ESSAY OF 1926 .....

    THAT WHICH WE HAVE SEEN DEVELOPING TO THIS DAY.   SHE SAW BEYOND TODAY WHAT IT MIGHT BECOME - MORE A COMPOSITION OF MOVEMENTS AND ABSTRACTIONS,  AND WHEN SOME NEW SYMBOL FOR EXPRESSING THOUGHT AND FEELING IS FOUND, THE FILMMAKER HAS ENORMOUS RICHES TO COMMAND.  WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN IT IN PAINTING.  AND IN PHOTOGRAPHY -

    FOR RUBY TUESDAY, THESE DIGITAL 'PAINTINGS' ARE REFLECTIONS SEEN IN MOTOR CARS...RECENTLY -








THESE SHOTS REMINDED ME OF WOOLF'S ESSAY, WHICH CAN BE READ IN FULL At WOOLF ON LINE HERE.

EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKERS HAVE BEEN DISCOVERING THE POTENTIAL OF ABSTRACTION SINCE THE 1970s - ARTIST, BARBARA HAMMER, IS ONE FILMMAKER WHO IS AT THIS TIME BEING RECOGNIZED BY MoMA'S FILM DEPARTMENT - From September 15-October 13 -  A RETROSPECTIVE  - IN WHICH HER NEWEST FILM SHOWN,
'GENERATIONS',  SEEMS TO REFLECT SOMETHING OF WOOLF'S VISION FOR CINEMA.
'GENERATIONS' was made in collaboration with Gina Carducci.  Both used the Bolex camera to capture the final days of Coney Island's Astroland Amusement park.


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Sunday, September 12, 2010

MACRO MONDAY - ON IDENTIFYING FLOWERS - TWO BOOKS RECOMMENDED...

THIS IS A COMMON FLOWER AND I ONCE KNEW THE NAME OF IT.....




 RECENTLY SEEN IN UNION SQUARE PARK -  it flowers after the white tobacco flower Nicotiana.    This one seems to like the same shady, sunlit, environment.    Does anyone know the name of it?

(Three books recommended:  1) Wild Flowers of America (1978) by Wasott & Platt, edited by H.W.Rickett - thanks to Lori at JARVIS HOUSE
                         2)  The Besler Florilegium by Gerard G. Aymonin)
                                                  3) Illinois Wildflowers by Don Kurz - thanks to BJ Roan





Another view...showing the leaves.



Friday, September 10, 2010

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - LITERALLY, ON MY WAY TO THE SUPERMARKET!


The ubiquitous plastic bag that ought to be banned...



         The joy of September's sunny, windy days -  following August's hot and humid offering for summer!



Tuesday, September 7, 2010

RUBY TUESDAY - THE GRAND DESIGN by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow


"SPONTANEOUS CREATION IS THE REASON THERE IS SOMETHING RATHER THAN NOTHING, WHY WE EXIST.  IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO INVOKE GOD TO .... SET THE UNIVERSE GOING"   

British physicist and mathematician Stephen Hawking says that "there need not be a God behind the creation of the universe".  One of several excerpts printed in the British newspaper, The Times, announcing the publication of his new book The Grand Design, September 9, attempting to answer "the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything".

The red ball, a metaphor.  Turn it upside down and it suggests:


PLANETS/ MORNING STARS/ PARALEL UNIVERSES/ NO GOD/ JUST GRAVITY!




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