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I have been thinking recently that we are all spheres of energy. In essence  vibrational patterns, or ripples radiating outward from our center creating a field that is "read" by others as our fields bump together. Sometimes the interacting fields align harmonically and sometimes not. The drawing/collage is a sort of translation of that notion from an aerial panoramic vantage-point.

Not all is harmonious and tranquil within our individual spherical containment fields but some of what we encounter can be, that certainly is encouraging. 

The surface of our "field" is favorably affected by the application of Meditation, Music and Silence. May you find some of each of these things today.

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Some things are "stitched" together creating lines of communication perhaps.


 
 
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You may be wondering how this landmass is related to "The Forgetting".
There may be any number of reasons why. Perhaps similar shapes occur within the drawing. It may the fragmentary nature of the drawing as it relates to the satellite image. There may also be a relationship to the 'forgetting" of the land/ice mass as we know it. The roadmap will veer off in a Southerly direction and orient towards the piece titled "Bye-Polar Ice" You are only seeing the tip of the iceberg this morning.


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"Bye-Polar Ice" from above at the Fermilab.


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The tip of the iceberg. As with icebergs more will be revealed slowly yet surely over time. 


 
 
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This is a portion of a much larger drawing titled "The Forgetting".
The basis of the drawing is the association of memory fragments lost and possible unexpected recovery. A typewriter was employed to provide impact to the words carefully chosen.  Some words cause immediate fear, some are associated with home, some may even be misspelled as memory fades. They float through the fields of recollection and may be captured by careful suturing. What we stitch together however may not be actual and factual.

Peace, Music & Silence.........



 
 
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Merry Christmas Everyone!

There were 3 "toys" given as gifts this year to my siblings. Each piece contains a number of elements including steel flat bar, steel strip, steel round bar, steel plate, 3/4" glass and mechanics tools. 

The tools came from my father's tool set. He was a Ford Motor Co. mechanic for about 45 years. He made his living with these tools and raised 5 children with his ability to repair cars and trucks. I am very grateful for his hard work in making my life possible. 

The sculptures are to be manipulated and played with therefore I felt the title was most appropriate. The photos are from two of the three pieces.

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Just toying with you.

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One with 2 pieces of 3/4" glass


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With a curious twist.

 
 
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Long Walk Short Planck

Ergo an ego made a (shoemaker’s) last stand. Augmented by the careful application of one interpretation of our genetic code, the condition we face is no longer on the surface but rather beyond the colliding cosmological constructions (M38 & M39) to be specific. Movement along the narrow nearly invisible path is guided but not guaranteed.

By attempting to get a grip, we discover unseen forces coming into play. A Gaussian explanation seems appropriate I would guess. A one kilogram mass of an object labelled “Acedia”, spherical and heavy as Pb rebounds to the hopespring of the eternal, exerting a gentle tug upon G=(6.67*10 ^ -11 Nm^2/Kg^2).

Panoramically smiling through it all, the infernal internal ego finds itself contemplating the shortest meaningful measurable distance (1.6 * 10^ -35 m) a delightful and very short plank(Planck) indeed. Please insert laughter here _________________ if you are walking with a cane and able to do so.

A small measure of a man (some % of Ca, C, Sr, K, and Unattainium) is on display, the soul purpose of which is to suspend our collective disbelief by an actual string. This device may only serve to string you along but I refuse to offer any sort of theory other than this casual self-referential repetitiously redundant reference. We must acknowledge and face the inevitable and grave situation. Please carefully examine all possible attachments to this reality for it may be suggestive of the simple fact that it is a frayed knot. Being impressionable, I have chosen to put some teeth into this one albeit transparent. The unknown ray is mysteriously supported by amenable magnetism.

It is far more likely recognition of Éclairage will be a byproduct of your careful examination rather than your own personal enlightenment. As the low carbon steel does a slow burn, we are reminded that at the base of it one must be laid to rust.” Sacre Bleu!”, he said in a garbled way for his tongue was firmly in his cheek.  A LED briefly blinks to make me think, “Am I being led?”  Oh, isn’t he just too clever for words. Methinksnot, snort. Being and Buji, there must be more intuit than that. A pleasant trip I trust.

By:

Ilya du Gaz

J. Jenkins Arts © 2012



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Panoramically smiling through it all...



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A small measure of a man...

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M38 & M39 Galaxies collide. Star dust formation. A digital print of the collision is found on the sole of the shoemakers last.


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Buji, Acedia, Hope Spring & LED

 
 
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In an attempt to measure up, I've positioned a way to get up in the world next to the central focus of my attention to detail. I must pedal my papers this morning. Perhaps I will return later to provide additional details of the R/Evolution.

 
 
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Good Morning.
It is a cold and wintry morning and the elephants are restless. The circus is in the studio for modifications. Greta Bell's R/Evolving Circus will be bicycle powered as opposed to AC powered. The photos from some of the disassembly and additional new design elements are
shown. The circus will be coming to your town at some time in the future. In the meantime enjoy the Merry-Go-Round you may be on.

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There will be no longer a need for a Full Wave Bridge Rectifier. Sort of sad don't you think?

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Parts


 

Roadmaps

12/20/2012

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Good Morning.

I begin each day with writing in a spiral bound notebook with a fountain pen. It is a a "roadmap" of sorts one that outlines the previous day and traces the possible direction of the present day. It has been a 17 year long practice so there is a tall stack of notebooks and a fairly continuous inked line.

 A spiral galaxy on a website I look at each morning and another type of "roadmap" is to the left here are possibly related. The "roadmap" fragment is from a larger drawing titled "The Forgetting". It is appropriate because I've forgotten what I was going to say. 

Because this  type of notebook is new to me I apologize for the seemingly disjointedness of it. I will work on getting the "hang of it".

 
 
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J