Edward Fausty: Worlds



These fisheye images seem to hover like worlds in space, evoking, perhaps, some of the wonder that astronauts reminisce about gazing back on earth, and that I dreamt about during my second year in college, just prior to embarking on a lifetime practice of making pictures.

In that dream, I am in the midst of an epic search thru the catacombs of ancient churches in France and Europe. What I am searching for is ambiguous, but has association with current academic work. I am in earnest, but it’s not going well.

I emerge, tired and discouraged, from the great doorway of a cathedral and look out on the Parisian night from atop an ancient stone stairway. In the distance, I see a procession led by an old man, who turns out to be the eminent psychologist Carl Jung.

I promptly send my question telepathically to the old man, who stops, takes it in, and points to the sky. What I see when I look up is the circular glowing field (of a microscope or telescope) hovering in the night sky, and in this circle a clear luminous image. As my eyes meet this static, enclosed, irrefutable image, I feel the desperation evaporate. In it's place is simply wonder.

           butterfly wold         split tree         split rock world          by the river           curved leaf                               ladybug on lear                     dog world                              demonic trunk         monster         legs        tree hip        cloud hole        ghosts        battered leaf        tree eye sculpture        barnacled old ship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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