Monday, January 30, 2012

The geology of spirit.

[First posted 3/26/11]

Just for the heck of it, I re-scanned Boris's image at 300 dpi with certain enhancements, to see how it would appear here. (Sorry it's a little crooked.) Of course it depends on the resolution of one's computer screen, but keep in mind that this is a 3x5 card. Click on the image below to see closer details. Most of us will be able to then click again on the image to enlarge it even more. My computer has refined resolution, so I don't know how many can see the "geology" of the image, which appear (to me)  as complex ridges, whorls, miniature streams and valleys created by the precipitation of molecules of pigment. The biologist's loupe I use reveals much more nature.

[Keywords: precipitated art, boris pasternak, card, hoyt robinette ]


At Sun Mar 27, 05:10:00 AM 2011, Blogger Madame de Monsieur said...

The effect makes me think of paint on glass over the photo, smeared but not affecting the picture. Interesting!

At Sun Mar 27, 10:52:00 AM 2011, Blogger August Goforth said...

To me, one way of seeing it (there are many ways, actually) is that Boris's face appeared in four-dimensional space (which would take pages to explain further) and then molecular pigment was literally precipitated onto it; how it got onto the 2D paper eludes me, but it reminds me of how at some seances, a Risen person can briefly materialize a hand, dip it in melted paraffin, dip the wax-covered hand in cold water to set it, and then dematerialize the hand so that a complete cast of the hand remains.
This is totally unlike the photographic process where the first source, light, is reflected from an object and then fixed by a second source, the medium, onto the 2D object.

At Sun Mar 27, 09:11:00 PM 2011, Blogger Madame de Monsieur said...

He's doin' it to mess with your mind! ;)


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