"The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end. It is the highest emblem in the cipher of the world." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jean Gebser Society Symposium, October 10-13, Asilomar Conference Center, California Inspired by the wine concept of Terroir, and my experience moving from Europe to the New World, I am presenting a series of images related to the sense of place. This exhibition explores the emotional and atemporal dimension stemming from a location, the (re)connection with nature and with others. Here and Now: A Conscious Emergenc(e/y)
Half of me for growth; The other, for decay - Segovia Amil
“Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.” -CG Jung
"A billion stars go spinning through the night, glittering above your head, But in you is the presence that will be when all the stars are dead." -Rainer Maria Rilke
The first phase of the rites of passage often includes a detachment or "cutting away" from the former self, which is signified in symbolic actions and rituals.
Where the transcendent breaks into time.
[...] suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and he went up to heaven in a whirlwind.
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal. -Friedrich Nietzsche
Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be until / Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill / Shall come against him!
"Now the reason of all this queerness was simple: the oldest of all the sand-sorcerers lived in that cove, Psamathists as the sea-people call them in their splashing language. Psamathos Psamathides was this one's name, or so he said, and a great fuss he made about the proper pronunciation. But he was a wise old thing, and all sorts of strange folk came to see him." -JRR Tolkien, Roverandom