! - - - - "An excerpt from ART & PHYSICS, PARALLEL VISIONS IN SPACE, TIME & LIGHT by Leonard Shlain The Eastern concept of time bears an uncanny resemblance to the worldview Einstein conjured up while imagining he was sitting astride a beam of light. When he was perched upon this constant in the universe, the continuously flickering *now* of prosaic existence would dilate enormously, expanding into the past and future until it contained the entire spectrum of time. At this speed, all change and motion would cease and all would be still. Einstein's proposal that time could be absolutely at rest was expressed in the thirteenth century by the Zen Master Kigen Dogen: 'It is believed by most that time passes; in actual fact, it stays where it is. This idea of time passing may be called time, but is an incorrect idea, for since one sees it only as passing, one cannot understand that it stays just where it is.' - Leonard Shlain, Art & Physics, Parallel Visions in Space, Time & Light Copyright 1991 Leonard M. Shlain. All rights reserved. Published by William Morrow and Company, Inc., NY" - - - - >
The Ascension of Christ
May 2000: Oil on Canvas. (48" x 72")
Dedicated to my father, Albert Frank Klekker
March 22, 1919 - November 23, 1997.
An excerpt from:
|Dear Franklin and Penelope Rosemont,
The year 1966, which you have chosen to situate surrealism in the USA was, for us in France, but also, of course, for all surrealists throughout the world, the year in which the fire slipped away. Little results from the fact that it was, for each of us, irretrievable. But that it continues to smoulder, that it be rekindled, depends on all of us. We know at last, we know now, that the luminous obverse of the difficulty of being is the difficulty of dying. We have just conquered the certainty that death is at once a reality and an appearance, thus liberating our spirit from one of the gravest sophisms of occidental understanding.
|SIGNED BY PHILIPPE AUDOIN, JEAN-CLAUDE
BARBE, JEAN BENOIT, VINCENT BOUNOURE, ELISA BRETON, CLAUDE COURTOT, GUY FLANDRE, GIOVANNA,
JEAN-MICHEL GOUTIER, RADOVAN IVSIC, ALAIN JOUBERT, ANNIE LEBRUN, GERARD LEGRAND, JOYCE
MANSOUR, MIMI PARENT, JEAN SCHUSTER, FRANCOIS-RENE SIMON, TOYEN AND MICHEL ZIMBACCA.
An excerpt from the book ANDRE BRETON/WHAT IS SURREALISM? SELECTED WRITINGS, edited and introduced by Franklin Rosemont. © 1978 by Franklin Rosemont. First published in 1978 by the Anchor Foundation. Distributed by Pathfinder, 410 West Street, New York, NY 10014, USA.
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