Saturday, February 16, 2013
THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
A SERIOUS EFFORT TO GENERATE MEANING IN AN UNLIKELY PLACE.
Directly behind the pyramid is a huge man made hill and chapel.
It's beautiful inside!
Her heart soars---she declares this a house of love and suddenly sings her newest song.
From the church---looking down on Felicity. See those walls? Stretching left and right----radiating from that circle? They contain a wonderful and awesome message.
Nothing less than an attempt to summarize the entire history of humanity---beginning with the big bang----
to the formation of planets in our solar system---
To a time-table for the rise of life
and the evolution of humankind
A tremendous intellectual effort that Jacque-Andre Istel has undertaken ----sifting out a comprehensive summary --OF ALL HISTORY---selecting appropriate pictures THEN hiring engraver/artists to infuse the story on these super expensive granite plates. Here's the current engraver/artist at work. Words are relatively easy--- pictures must be done free hand.
RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES: I'm humbled by the size and audacity of Jacque's ambitious gift to humanity. Only the Crazy Horse statue in South Dakota rivals this project. Perhaps all of us should "aim long" ---think of something we can give the world----THAT WILL KEEP US BUSY FOR A LIFETIME. Surely giving is the finest way to generate meaning.