The Sea Hears Nothing, The Sea Hears Everything
"The Evolutionist's Wager," includes elements that represent the island of Galapagos and Darwin and by extension, evolution. The word, "wager," is a deliberate referrence to "Pascal's Wager." Pascal, a mathmatician and philosopher of the 17th Century, encouraged his readers to "wager" on the existance of God.
I little over a year ago, I was contacted by singer/songwriter Martha Fields. She was in the process of completing her latest album, "Southern White Lies," and had discovered my Southern Gothic work (from New Lit Salon Press) and asked if I would be interested in working on an album cover. I was and my work above is the result of our collaboration. Elements in this cover include her loved ones, both living and dead and blends the past with the present.
Today, I am very excited to share my latest creation, The Making of "Observing Earth" through the medium of video (see below). Because Observing Earth has been a "best seller" of mine since 2013, I chose it as the subject for my first video project.
The picture above is a page from the book, Mechanical Laboratory Methods (Smallwood and Keator, 1931), that I discovered in my very favorite used book store, MacKay’s in Chattanooga, TN. The book, written for Engineering students, begins with the statement, “The science of experimental engineering rests primarily upon the art of measurement. Conclusions relating to general laws or specific operating conditions, formed from test results, stand or fall according to the accuracy of measurements” and they conclude, “there is no such thing as absolute accuracy of measurement except by accident.”
The above image is my latest work, which is entitled, "The Metaphysician's Uncertainty." The central element, a tintype image, was a gift from Betsy Gordan and I am most grateful to her for her eye and generousity.
The pursuit for the "Theory of Everything," is noble, but not without tension between the logical and emotional or between the mathmatical and subconscious.
My latest, "Rabbit Moon Cottage," which gives a nod of gratitude to those who have created their own marvelous vacation spot outside Asheville, North Carolina.