Tales from Phonographic Oceans

Building People with Seahorses

2021

No. 307 The Revealing Science of God
(Dance of the Dawn)
16.5 x 7.5 cm

Prints available at the Viroqua Public Market

The original hand made collage is available.
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No. 308 The Remembering
(High the Memory)
21 x 9.5 cm

Prints available at the Viroqua Public Market

The original hand made collage is available.
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No. 309 The Ancient
(Giants Under the Sun)
21 x 9.5 cm

Prints available at the Viroqua Public Market

The original hand made collage is available.
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No. 310 Ritual
(Nous Sommes du Soleil)
16.5 x 7.5 cm

Prints available at the Viroqua Public Market

The original hand made collage is available.
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All collages in this album made of 20th century commercially printed book paper and acid free adhesive on acid free rag cotton mat board.


Honestly, it’s nothing. It’s nothing. Unless seeing pictures of seahorses and feeling that feeling, that That’s it! feeling, the feeling that whispers, “Those are cool. Use those,” and then paging through (again) Lands & Peoples, and being drawn to 19th century European architecture, and feeling like the purple-tinted portraits, set aside years ago, complement the blues, greens, and yellows in the seahorse photographs is something. Or if being amused at the sight of buildings poking out of collars is something. Then no, it’s not nothing. It is impulsive creativity and self-entertainment, guided by the Higher Power.

But that is all it is.

All titles taken from side-long song names off the album, Tales from Topographic Oceans, by Yes, 1973. These titles really have nothing to do with the compositions at all, other than that the album title came to mind while working on them.

And your brain will try to connect the dots, which you might enjoy. You might.