Monday, July 14, 2014
An artist must learn to be nourished by his passions and by his despairs.
Salvador Dalí, Sleep, 1937
My favorite Dali painting.
"Will you stay if I promise you
eggs an glue and guns
and birds and breathe [bread]
will you stay if I promise you wings and things
and yes and yes and yes…”
On most excellent Sheridan, lyrics by Doseone
In the scene where Jack is writing and gets mightily upset when Wendy interrupts him, the chair behind Jack vanishes and then reappears. This was intentional from Kubrick. The audience was supposed to get a subconscious feeling that something was wrong.
The photo above is the closest humanity has ever come to creating Medusa. If you were to look at this, you would die instantly.
The image is of a reactor core lava formation in the basement of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. It’s called the Elephant’s Foot and weighs hundreds of tons, but is only a couple meters across.
Oh, and regarding the Medusa thing, this picture was taken through a mirror around the corner of the hallway. Because the wheeled camera they sent up to take pictures of it was destroyed by the radiation. The Elephant’s Foot is almost as if it is a living creature.