Thursday, September 25, 2014

Big Eyes

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM

For Amy and Josefine:  Keane .

The 2008 “Perfect Symmetry” album cover illustrated
in the “Keane” search linked to above is by Osang Gwon.


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Face, Voice, Table

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:29 PM

  Et ignotas animum dimittit in artes
— Ovid, Metamorphoses , VIII, 188,
     epigraph to Joyce's Portrait

Log24 last month —

Paul Hertz, alias "Ignotus the Mage" —

"When we're doing the fortunetelling, as soon
as we finish capturing the face and the voice,
they get sent right over to the table." — Paul Hertz,
"Ignotus" video, 2013


"… ignotus  has faint connotations of lowness,
baseness, vulgarity"

— "International Eyesore: Joyce the Pornographer,"
by S. J. Boyd, pp. 31-60 in Troubled Histories, 
Troubled Fictions
, ed. by C. C. Barfoot et al.

Or not so faint.

Related material:

The villanelle from A Portrait , and
a Log24 post of St. Stephen's Day, 2011.

Friday, September 27, 2013

For Amy “Big Eyes” Adams

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:25 PM

IMAGE- Album cover, 'Perfect Symmetry' by Keane, with Oscar Isaac in 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

See yesterday's post Design Mastery and a post for Amy Adams's birthday in 2011
on Eliot's still point  and the dance .

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 AM

More British nihilism

Perfect Symmetry  (Oct. 2008) and Perfect Symmetry  single (Dec. 2008)—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11A/110517-Keane-PerfectSymmetry225.jpg    http://www.log24.com/log/pix11A/110517-Keane-PerfectSymmetry-Gray225.jpg

Related science…

Heinz Pagels in Perfect Symmetry  (paperback, 1985), p. xvii—

The penultimate chapter of this third part of the book—
as far as speculation is concerned— describes some

recent mathematical models for the very origin of the
universe—how the fabric of space, time and matter can
created out of absolutely nothing. What could have more
perfect symmetry than absolute nothingness? For the first
time in history, scientists have constructed mathematical
models that account for the very creation of the universe
of nothing.

On Grand Unified Theories (GUT's) of physics (ibid., 284)

In spite of the fact that GUTs leave deep puzzles unsolved,
they have gone a long way toward unifying the various
quantum particles. For example, many people are disturbed
by the large numbers of gluons, quarks and leptons. Part of
the appeal of the GUT idea is that this proliferation of
quantum particles is really superficial and that all the gluons
as well at the quarks and leptons may be simply viewed as
components of a few fundamental unifying fields. Under the
GUT symmetry operation these field components transform
into one another. The reason quantum particles appear to
have different properties in nature is that the unifying
symmetry is broken. The various gluons, quarks and leptons
are analogous to the facets of a cut diamond, which appear
differently according to the way the diamond is held but in
fact are all manifestations of the same underlying object.

Related art— Puzzle and Particles…

The Diamond 16 Puzzle (compare with Keane art above)


—and The Standard Model of particle theory—


The fact that both the puzzle and the particles appear
within a 4×4 array is of course completely coincidental.

See also a more literary approach— "The Still Point and the Wheel"—

"Anomalies must be expected along the conceptual frontier between the temporal and the eternal."
The Death of Adam , by Marilynne Robinson, Houghton Mifflin, 1998, essay on Marguerite de Navarre

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tuesday May 27, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM
From the
Cartoon Graveyard

Page from 'The Paradise of Childhood,' 1906 edition

The above is from
The Paradise of Childhood
a work first published in 1869.

For the late Thelma Keane,
wife of “Family Circus
cartoonist Bil Keane of
Paradise Valley, Arizona:

I need a photo-opportunity,

Thelma Keane, real-life 'Family Circus' mother
I want a shot at redemption.*
Don’t want to end up a cartoon
In a cartoon graveyard.”
— Paul Simon
St. Barnabas on the Desert, Paradise Valley, Arizona

Mrs. Keane died May 23
(St. Sarah’s Eve)
according to
The Washington Post.
Related material:
Log24 on May 23,
Saints in Australia.

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