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Cambium by Christopher Kelly

beachsloth:

                Geography tells its own story. Few ever listen to the countryside. Left to the devices of the city the electronic whirrs and the sounds of traffic, the countryside can seem uneventful. Rural areas force its residents to learn how to observe their surroundings. Such things happen gradually. Uniformity is important. Hence the matching clothes, the abandoned buildings, and the deep valley. Without updates it feels ancient. Humanity helps it gain a worn down feeling. 

                Light machinery keeps these places humming. Of course few hear the hums or recognize what it means. The individuals carefully tending to the locations off the beaten path notice. Barely used off the beaten path places require usage of the road less traveled. Yes it makes all the difference for an outsider. For the insiders the road less traveled remains the only road traveled. They were never given a choice. Born into a world without excitement the idea of excitement can be far too much. Individuals hide away forever in the emptiness of the land hoping to hide in plain sight. Due to conference goers the hiding ones succeed. It is easy to hide when nobody is looking. 

                Villages celebrate their dead. Given nice proper gravestones the villages fail to acknowledge the living. Many times the living try to make themselves heard in these quiet locations. Raising their voices is not necessary. The quiet is enough that a simple statement goes a long way. Without noise to cut through it can be an inside or outside voice it does not matter. Urban dwellers cannot handle such great marks of natural beauty. A mountain shocks an individual who spent a life in the city. To any city dweller the idea that nature can dominate is a foreign concept. Humans have spent millennia trying to subvert nature. Only in a few places have they succeeded. The land rules the land in the underpopulated villages of the planet. For the underpopulated villages have to listen to the land they have no choice. 

                 Authentic is a real experience. Individuals who listen to what is true are considered authentic. Unfortunately authentic is a word that has been misused over the course of history until it has reached its present day meaning of successful marketing campaigns to reach key demographics. Rulers have tried to hit that authentic sweet spot opting to enforce their own sense of fairness. Out in the country money means little. Communities have come to form specific sets of rules outside the usual to create ecosystems rather than the typical extraction of value. 

                Pulses of the cities become saw tooth in the countryside, dulled by transmission waves. The awareness is impossible to ignore when given enough silence.

Thank you Beach Sloth.

There might be a copy or two left of “Cambium”. If you would like to read it, I can send you a pdf.  

mapsinchoate:

Orra White Hitchcock for use in Professor Edward Hitchcock’s classes on geology and natural history. (1828-1840) Pen and ink on linen.

(1.) Vein of Greenstone in Clay Slate, Charlestown, Mass. (2.) Trap Dike in Sandstone, East Haven (3.) Slate, Devon, England (4.) Valleys (5.) Contortions in Clay Beds, Deerfield, Mass. (6.) Coal basin and Dike (7.)Kirkdale Cavern (Amherst College Archives & Special Collections) (via the-rx)

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russwoodsdesignblog:

Sara or The Existence of Fire (Horse Less Press, 2014)Art by Aidan Koch.

russwoodsdesignblog:

Sara or The Existence of Fire (Horse Less Press, 2014)
Art by Aidan Koch.

simon-martin:

The Japanese artist Shinichi Sawada makes creatures from clay: totemic figures that have a primal energy. Born with severe autism and barely speaking, these sculptures are his way of expressing himself. He began producing them in 2001 whilst in residence at the Ritto Nakayoshi Sagyojo, a facility for mentally impaired people in Ritto in Japan. They have since gained international attention. I saw the sculptures in the photos here at the 2013 Venice Biennale where I was utterly entranced by their rich personal mythology that somehow touches on archetypal creatures from ancient Noh theatre, to Manga, Anime, and horned tribal fetishes. He has been included in the Wellcome Collection’s exhibition of Outsider Art from Japan, and now the exhibition ‘Intuitive Folk’ at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester UK. In the words of Chris Wiley Sawada’s sculptures ‘stand as evocative and enigmatic testaments to his inner life, mute idols of a tribe of one.’ http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions1/current-exhibitions1/delonghi-print-room/intuitive-folk

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