What though the radiance which was once so bright Be now for ever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower, We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be; In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of human suffering; In the faith that looks through death, In years that bring the philosophic mind.
Heard during the 1961 film of the same title. As ever, I'm enchanted by Natalie Wood.
Jet City was a roaring success this year! From my first commission and the coolest $5 bucks ever made to the rad sticker exchange with my buddy Icebox (a.k.a. Mugshot). We made a lot of great networking contacts this year to start up a few projects and viewed outstanding artwork from across the Pacific Northwest including, but not limited to Natalie Nourigat (www.natalienourigat.com), Emi Lenox (Emitown), always a pleasure to see you both up from Portland, Martin Sabala Jr. (www.blogspot/martistjr.com) …I’m a big Chompy fan, and several artists from Seattle sketch groups including, Angela @ (www.flyingdodopublications.com/).
Thank you all for an amazing show, we’ll see you next year at Jet City Comic Show 2013, Bellingham ComiCon 2013 and Stumptown 2014 with any luck.
"You’re cool, relaxed, and not a complete asshole. If you like books…"
Very few people think about the ontology of a book, as in, the nature of its ontology. A book is not just a conglomeration of ink splattered pages, but it contains the consciousness of the present and past. The significance here is the significance of power (consciousness is power!). Why not eat every mushroom in the forest? —-a child would eat every mushroom in the forest except for the fact of a certain instilled-consciousness.
The ontology of a book is the ontology of the prospect of power (the potential is there), everything depends upon the nature of the book… the format, the medium guarantees the value in relation to our species.
What is a book to the mind-organ of a human creature? I can say Shakespeare means nothing to a Caterpillar, but unto us a book means everything.
What if the Caterpillar could fly away from the bird? A book allows us to fly away from existence as a predator (or to overcome the power of the predator of existence). The format, as relevant to our species, has the potential to give man a greater mastery over himself and the universe. I know of very few mediums, if any, which offer the same resolution (one could cite the act of community-dialectic).
When man wants to know the best medium is often that of a book; and the power of the format of a book, is not merely that man wants to know, but that he has no choice—- in order to survive man must know!
I haven’t abandoned art, I promise! I’ve got a new acrylic work in progress and a few things I’m working on for the Jet City Comic Show. Hoping to post a few things here soon.