continue... 20 July 2010 // Art
continue... 19 July 2010 // Photography

The circumference of a complex

The circle has been known since before the beginning of recorded history. It is the basis of modern civilization made possible.
continue... 19 July 2010 // Art

Before Summer Rain

Suddenly, from all the green around you,
something-you don't know what-has disappeared;
you feel it creeping closer to the window,
in total silence. From the nearby wood

you hear the urgent whistling of a plover,
reminding you of someone's Saint Jerome:
so much solitude and passion come
from that one voice, whose fierce request the downpour

will grant. The walls, with their ancient portraits, glide
away from us, cautiously, as ...

continue... 18 July 2010 // Poetry

A Farewell

Flow down, cold rivulet, to the sea,
Thy tribute wave deliver:
No more by thee my steps shall be,
For ever and for ever.

Flow, softly flow, by lawn and lea,
A rivulet then a river:
Nowhere by thee my steps shall be
For ever and for ever.

But here will sigh thine alder tree
And here thine aspen shiver;
And here by thee will hum the bee,
For ever ...

continue... 18 July 2010 // Art, Literature
continue... 18 July 2010 // Art

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

I was continuing to shrink, to become... what? The infinitesimal? What was I? Still a human being? Or was I the man of the future?

If there were other bursts of radiation, other clouds drifting across seas and continents, would other beings follow me into this vast new world? So close — the infinitesimal and the infinite. But suddenly, I knew they were really the two ends of the same concept. ...

continue... 18 July 2010 // Literature

Unica Zurn’s Visions

Zurn began writing after World War II, writing short stories and radio plays. In 1953 she met surrealist painter Hans Bellmer in Berlin. She moved with him to Paris, becoming his partner and model.
Together with Hans Bellmer, Unica Zurn frequented surrealist circles and befriended people such as Man Ray, Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, Henri Michaux and Max Ernst. From 1957 onwards she suffered from depression and was treated at various clinics ...

continue... 17 July 2010 // Art