~BEN FURGAL . . sent in some pix !!
I SEE PHILLY IS TRENDING . . . !!
‘DESCRIBE THE PHENOMENA’ – Paintings and Sculptures by BEN FURGAL
SEPT 15 – SEPT 28, 2014
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BEN FURGAL SENT IN SOME PIX OF THE INSTALLATION.
BLACK LIGHT, or what !!!!!!!
GORGEOUS, SUBVERSIVE, OTHER-WORLDLY, PSYCHEDELIC, MIND-ALTERING, VISION-ALTERING & JUST PLAIN: FULL OUT – MYSTERIOUS.
PHOTOS: BEN FURGAL
as for: ANYBODY OUT THERE ?
also trending this week.
see: the ‘CURIOSITY’ rover on Mars has spotted a rock . . . .
what’s so interesting is not so much that it looks like an earth-based ‘traffic light’, but that the ‘rock’ and the vertically (perfectly) sliced rock formations behind – look manipulated, hand-made, in effect: DIY !! organic erosion, not !!
I don’t think it looks so much like a traffic light as it does a piece of spaceship hardware – that fell off.
as for terrorism, it was just such a beautiful gorgeous light-filled, sunny, fresh Fall day, in 2001 – where you woke up, and felt anything was possible, that the Twin Towers pancaked down.
life is reading more & more . . like a 70s comic book, Moebius . . desert rats, outer space, and all.
listen, if you couldn’t play around with ‘black light’, and all your future was about, was being held back, and selling trinkets in a hot dusty flea market, with goat bells tinkling in the background & fed extremist religious tracts with no room for questioning – while jet-setting Dubai / Saudi sheiks party on . . you might be brandishing a gun too. is being able to ‘dialog’, question, confront, seek freedom – a cultural trait ? a universal aspect of humanity, a basic tenet of civilization. or is it learnt. are we hard-wired . . as much for freedom of thought, as for fighting over territory. I don’t think so.
big questions. well, at any rate comic books were in on this – forever. I was going to say comic books are so under-rated, but from a tiny comic book a huge film industry did grow.
if you ever think about how we got here, and ok there was a big bang, but where did that come from, at this point – you might be tempted to revive the ancient Greek thinking on this. like maybe we are comic (!!) cosmic ‘gladiators’ – put on this planet to battle it out – for the sake of some god’s merriment, or gambling bet.
space travel vs terrorism . . the stuff of comic books, yeah. and I hate to say this, but also if the that earlier page turner, the Bible. it’s really friggin hard to get your head around the dual polarity of the excitement of space exploration vs the primal tragedy of terrorism.
yin yang – old Chinese proverb.
something about the 2 opposing forces that makes an (infinite) CIRCLE !!
I love black light, so . . FAR OUT !!!