Metaphors

Reveries: Metaphors of Natural Philosophers

“Knowledge of the world means dissolving the solidity of the world.”
– Italo Calvino

Why is a vortex coming out of an onion? Why is a light bulb revealed when slicing a pear? Why is there a microexplosion inside a pipe? This series of photographs is a project on speculative visual poetry – attempts to depict what goes on in the mind of an individual going through the creative process.

Discoveries of individuals are often accompanied by a discourse with the universe. I imagine that the cerebral process for creative minds become a bit obsessive, to the point that ordinary daily activities can lead to strong eureka moments, or gateways that will lead to them. Artists, scientists, writers, inventors – all see the extraordinary
in ordinary moments in space and time. These photographs are a collection of these events – hallucinations of the creative mind.

Birth of an Idea

Vortex

Vortex

Cosmic Firecracker, or, Ceci est une pipe

Cosmic Firecracker, or, Ceci est une pipe

Spilled Infinity

Spilled Infinity

Iced Checkers

Iced Checkers

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~ by DrawHappy on May 7, 2010.

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