Friday, March 27, 2009

"Speaking in Complete Sentience"

"This is the origin of sentience - the evolution of conscious beings who have the capacity to experience pain and pleasure...........the human quest for knowledge and understanding of one's existence stems from a profound aspiration to seek happiness and overcome suffering"
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, "The Universe in a Single Atom"

         "Shut Up Suzy"              2008
From the Spidey-Hole Series / Bloated Geometries  Section

"Accessing the World"                                                                                      2006

Each encounter becomes, then an intersection. Time, being a human invention, provides only incremental and isolated snippets of particular realities. Our choices revolve around our abilities to break beyond these habits of being.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"Feeling Repulsive"

"Guidance may also occur at unexpected times to address a question you did not know you were carrying in your heart."
Lauren Artress "The Sacred Path Companion"

"From the Spidey Hole Series" 2009

"Loop gravity, in contrast, is able to trace what took place at the singularity. Loop-based scenarios, though admittedly simplified, are founded on general principles and avoid introducing new ad hoc assumptions."
Martin Bojowald       Scientific American                         October 2008

"Holy Grate" (study) Weisiger Chapel Project          2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

"Assuming Space is a Continuum"

"The universal behavior of a class of complex systems would be likely to display organized complexity itself"
The Theory of Theories

I have suffered under the illusion that we met at a particular time and stretched that time out in a line, so that we remain thinned in the effort. As if we were to stop and examine who we have become, our past would crash into us -propelled by its own inexorable  momentum. 
More likely that our life is a series of  moments held together by countless threads of connectivity. Looking back, we see forward.

"The art of progress is to preserve order amid change"
Alfred North Whitehead

Above:    "assuming space is a continuum",     2008                                              from the "Spidey-Hole Series"

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"Icons and Allergens."

Spring has sprung, the grass has ris. Please visit and find out why that is.
Thank you for your indulgence.

"Allergens" 2009
"Spidey-hole Series

An allergy refers to an exaggerated reaction by our immune system in response to bodily contact with certain foreign substances. It is exaggerated because these foreign substances are usually seen by the body as harmless and no response occurs in non-allergic people.

Friday, March 13, 2009

"Working Spaces"

"When the way comes to an end, then change - having changed, you pass through."
I Ching

New labyrinth painting viewed through the beginnings of the "Holy Grate" for the Weisiger Chapel .
Last project in the Spidey Hole Projects

"Creativity is any act, idea, or product that changes an existing domain, or that transforms and existing domain into a new one"
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

A well out-fitted workshop may often be mistaken for a garage.

Poured concrete in form and fence shadow. Critical altar components. Visit the projects section at for preliminary details. Thank you for your continued interest.

Monday, March 9, 2009

"Sure: Go Ahead and Blame the Universe"

I walked bare footed across the asphalt as an act of penance. I had no understanding of the word of the doing except that I had full understanding of the doing of the doing. Some kids are like that. I was that kind of kid. I mounted my bicycle with a vengeance and peddled standing up so that I could experience the pumping. Some kids think that makes you go really, really fast.  I was one of those kids. I watched the front tire turn round and round and wondered how I could even stay connected to the road by one ever-shifting, tiny slip of rubber.
Maybe I didn't.
Maybe you didn't.
Maybe we are bumping about in some void, practicing to hold tight to butterfly handle bars.
And the streamers off the plastic grips?
Those are comets.
Sure: go ahead and blame the universe.

  "Sure: Go Ahead and Blame the Universe"
2009    From the Inter-Faith Prayer Series

"All of life moves in cycles; the whole universe is cyclic. Just as the earth moves around the sun in a regular cycle, all of Nature moves in a cyclic pattern. The seasons move in a circle: spring, summer, autumn, winter, then spring again and so forth. From the seed comes the tree, the tree again provides seeds, and the seeds grow into trees. It is a circle"

Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Over Inflated Ego"

"When two texts, or two assertions, perhaps two ideas, are in contradiction, be ready to reconcile them rather than cancel one by the other: regard them as two different facets, or two successive stages of the same  reality, a reality convincingly human, just because it is complex"
Marguerite Yourcenar

Over Inflated Ego                                   2009
From the "Laughing in the Spidey-Hole Series"

How does one act authentically with an umbilical cord connected directly to the "habits" of being?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"The Muscle of Attention"

Isaac Schulz Visits the Spidey-Hole                            2009

"And then see the difference between the right cheek and the left cheek. On the left there is darkness, a heaviness of the features, inner calm, and the most complete indifference of expression. On the right, on the contrary, the light of the eye and the orbit shines right across the whole cheek, and the features appear lengthened and their relief modified. What a marvelous transformation of facial expression! It is the awakening of the spirit."
The Mechanism of Human Facial Expression G.B. Duchenne de Boulogne (1806-1875)
Edited and Translated by R. Andrew Cuthbertson

Sunday, March 1, 2009

"Order in Space"

"This chart illustrates the inter-relationship of the five Platonic solids.
The figures in the upper line  (A, B, C, D, E) predominate in the inter-relationships."
Order in Space   Keith Critchlow, 1969

"Order in Space / May 7, 2003"  (detail)    2009
How many of us are frightened by the very things that we ask for? Could we be muddy in the asking? Has it become better to seek than it is to find? Does the finding require a new paradigm of acceptance? I wonder how it is that we - in every moment - are face to face with our own happiness, and blind ourselves so often to it's abundant availability, just because it is beyond the pale of our expectations.