I’m going to experiment with a new section for the blog – The Curio Cabinet. Every Friday I’ll share some of my favorite creative or interesting things from the week before. I hope you enjoy!
My favorite art find this week, from Melt, beautiful RGB artwork by Carnovsky, this collection of images changes depending on the light filter used. Please visit Melt to see the rest of the collection and each layer of this stunning work.
And in case you were hoping for some holiday cheer, this is about as good as it gets around here.
‘Tis the season! Who doesn’t love a picture of Santa riding a goat on occasion?
Song of Myself, From Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.My tongue, every atom of my blood, form’d from this soil, this air,
Born here of parents born here from parents the same, and their parents the same,
I, now thirty-seven years old in perfect health begin,
Hoping to cease not till death.Creeds and schools in abeyance,
Retiring back a while sufficed at what they are, but never forgotten,
I harbor for good or bad, I permit to speak at every hazard,
Nature without check with original energy.
“Lucid Dreaming” – Another work of absolute beauty from the talented Jason Silva
“Immersive works of art or entertainment are increasingly not content to simply produce a new range of sensations. Instead, they often function as portals into “other worlds.” Erik Davis
From “Map of Dreams” by M. Rickert
“This blonde maid of my great-great-grandfather’s house, who could not sew, or cook, or even garden well but who loved strawberries as if they gave her life, became quite adept at rejecting any slightly imperfect fruit. She picked through the bowls that great-great-Grandmother brought in from the garden and tossed those not perfectly swollen or those with seeds too coarse to the dogs who ate them greedily then panted at her feet and became worthless hunters, so enamored were they with the sweet. Only perfect berries remained in the white bowl and these she ate with such a manner of tongue and lips that great-great-Grandfather who came upon her like that, once by chance and ever after by intention, sitting in the sun at the wooden kitchen table, the dogs slathering at her feet, sucking strawberries, ordered all the pirates to steal more of the red fruit, which he traded unreasonably for until he became quite the laughingstock and the whole family was in ruin.”
This book is blowing me away. Not quite a novel, but not quite a collection of stories either, each section is vivid and so well written that you are pulled out of your own reality and right into each story, no matter how fanciful. I think M. Rickert will probably end up being my big find of the year.
Did you especially like anything from this week’s Curio Cabinet or have something of your own to share? Please respond with a comment below!