Gates of Hell
Gates of Hell
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"Well, so I’m going to die." Sooner than other people will, obviously. But everyone knows life isn’t worth living. Deep down I knew perfectly well that it doesn’t much matter whether you die at thirty or at seventy, since in either case other men and women will naturally go on living - and for thousands of years. In fact, nothing could be clearer. Whether it was now or twenty years from now, I would still be the one dying. At that point, what would disturb my train of thought was the terrifying leap I would feel my heart take at the idea of having twenty more years of life ahead of me. But I simply had to stifle it by imagining what I’d be thinking in twenty years when it would all come down to the same thing anyway. Since we’re all going to die, it’s obvious that when and how doesn’t matter. Therefore (and the difficult thing was not to lose sight of all the reasoning that went into this "therefore"), I had to accept the rejection of my appeal.
-The Stranger, Albert Camus
"The ancient tradition that the world will be consumed in fire at the end of six thousand years is true, as I have heard from Hell.
For the cherub with his flaming sword is hereby commanded to leave his guard at tree of life, and when he does, the whole creation will be consumed, and appear infinite, and holy whereas it now appears finite & corrupt.
This will come to pass by an improvement of sensual enjoyment.
But first the notion that man has a body distinct from his soul, is to be expunged: this I shall do, by printing in the infernal method, by corrosives, which in Hell are salutary and medicinal, melting apparent surfaces away, and displaying the infinite which was hid.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.”
-William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
I started my tumblr three years ago today! Thanks to all the followers/supporters/rebloggers/grazers for the encouragement. Here’s to more years of making and creating!
Recently went on an annual trip to Vermont to my friend’s property, the Olde Farm. It was our fourth year going and the best trip to date. I yet again designed a shirt for the trek.
Young Space recently did a feature on some of my works. A big thanks to Kate Mothes for her great interpretation.
"The artist’s ability to meet and show us the face of death head on, as it were, allows him (and us) to confront mortality sincerely. His work has examined the concept of life and death as nature’s process, and he has recently begun to move in a direction that focuses more clearly on death its significance in his own life and as well as historically, philosophically, and culturally.”
View from My Own Casket / detail