Reflections Series


Statement: Reflections Series

A conceptual series:

What would it look like if we saw what gets stored, the binary, the bits, the bytes?

I’ve arrived at the point of realizing that it is time to start saying what I’m here to say. And so, I figure, I’ll say it real big and in a way that hasn’t really been done, maybe? Or maybe it has. Not sure.

Anyway, say what you are here to say because you’re here to be, say and do what you’re here to be, say and do. Ignore it all you want, but, at some point, you’re gonna be who your are here to be, so get over it and be it.

And when I started to ruminate on what that might be, I wondered:

– Would people be more likely to read really big words, or something that maybe just looked like some random zeros and ones, that was actually a binary-to-ascii coded message
– If someone recognized that, and decided to go to the trouble to actually decipher the message, what would invoke a smile, a frown, a pondering?
– And, what would be interesting to look at?

What would be the point at which someone had to really consider whether they wanted to take the time, even when they recognized the 8 bits per byte thing going on, to then go to some web translator page for binary to ascii, and sit and type the zeroes and ones into the browser and click the button. Or maybe they’d try some OCR (character recognition) technology or just forget about it.

At any rate, how to say what I’m here to say in a way that finds those that are here to hear what I have to say in my way.

And so, the series.

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Oz Series


Statement: Oz Series

windows, mirrors
buildings, doors.

tunnels, stairs
alleys, roads.

keys, locks
starts, stops.

the seeker navigates
the wizard’s labyrinth.

where the path can blur
the truth is obscured
and one must trust intuition.

oz in abstract.

Fractal/Dimension Series


Statement: Fractal/Dimension Series

fractal: “a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced- size copy of the whole”.

fractal geometry: a mathematical model invented by Beniot Mandelbrot for approximating dimensional reality using recursive mathematical formulae.

John von Neumann – a Hungarian American mathematician – theorized a self-replicating machine that could be used to grid, and thus map, the universe.

Terence McKenna – environmentalist, writer, and ethno-botanist – believed that a working example of the von Neumann machine has existed for billions of years:

– A biological technology that, in dormancy, can survive travel through the depths of space.
– An entity that, upon finding a favorable environment, can germinate, communicate, and awaken consciousness via symbiosis.

The fractal/dimension series is an exploration of the philosophical and mathematical underpinnings of n-dimensional reality.

Impressions Series


Statement: Impressions Series

(all pieces in this series are created using the impressions of pennies)

money, in intent and consequence,
impresses us.

subtly, imperceptibly, it leaves a mark.

materially worthless,
it has been awarded great value.

it compels us to action,
it compels us to wit.

a model for equality
that feeds on necessity and desire,
that rewards innovation and toil,
that rewards slight of psychological hand.

a zero-sum game without fixed supply.

the manifestation of the minds of men.
allocation transcends generations
and, more often than not,
dictates lot.

the impressions series
– figurative, literal –
explores the subconscious impact
of an abstract concept.

money’s impression
influences perception.


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