“We live in an economic system where everything, almost everything is commodified—everything can be sold for a price. And almost anything can be threatened. But there is a place within us no one can ever know. Within that place we hold all the books we’ve ever read, the music we’ve listened to, the paintings we’ve gazed at, the plays we’ve watched, the poems we’ve read. All the important conversations. We have within each of us a great library, a concert hall, a cathedral, a temple, a mediation space, and a field.”
— Marie Howe
helmholtz "what he (the artist) has to give is not a mere transcript of the object, but a translation of his impression into another scale of sensitiveness which belongs to a different degree of impressionability of the observing eye in which the organ speaks a very different dialect in responding to the impressions of the outer world."
plateau's doctoral dissertation, 1829, stated that "all the world knows that if in the dark a flaming coal is turned rapidly, one sees a continuous circle, as if the coal left in the air a trace of its path"
change has both its gradual and its sudden aspects. transformation - the change from one figure to another - occurs by abandoning one threshold and establishing another
awareness of transformation demands recognition of the unity of space and time. awareness of transformation demands awareness of the time-structure of change.