Casting Art to the Net
September 28, 2007
March 2, 2021
Art is a celebration of God's gifts, both in our minds and in the rest of His Creation.
Artists finish their work, and an audience completes it.
Ed's Art Net aspires toward spiritually and mentally engaging you with aesthetic art and compelling words predominantly inspired by God's truth, beauty and goodness. Plus motorcycle adventure accounts and a zany nerdy humor page, then finally with an abridged bio focusing on bipolar disorder.
drawings, paintings, expositions, Bible references
Photo credit: Phoebe Chen
Glory belongs to God!
God's incredible Art and Word awakens our senses and heals our soul. Isaiah 53:5
God is the reason I have survived, the reason I have a loving family and is the only reason I have this art to display to the Net. God inspires and helps me every step of the way. And Jesus Christ is the only reason I will survive the new heaven and new earth.
Ed's Art Net has undergone a lot of changes since I retired. I diligently seek improvement, have high aspirations for new works and am grateful that my audience continues to grow.
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if the moon were to speak
would it not be humbling
all our howlings rebounding
COMPOSITE BITMAP – Intrinsically tethered Space Traveler
SUNDAY AM – It's a good thing we can't feel the Earth move... if the Earth's rotation were to abruptly stop tomorrow morning we would all go flying into outer space at an approximate 1,000 MPH (if we were to be standing near the equator)... It would be a kind of unique way to start the day... or END the day I should say!
MONDAY AM – And so another work week day begins... in darkness... until the eyelids raise as the sun rises and we are risen to demon’s dark demise
TUESDAY AM – Night has lowered its shadowy veil allowing the un-beckoned light to permeate the pores of the sleeping soul
WEDNESDAY AM – Once again morning's madness wins out over night time's notorious battle with the surreal subconscious
THURSDAY AM – Night loosens its ghostly grip as the day begins to engage our endeavor toward existentially enlightened senses
FRIDAY AM – At last, darkness is absorbed by light's gradual and persistent advance until sleep is conquered by ephemeral reality
SATURDAY AM – Blissful sleep inevitably escapes our stubborn grasp and we join the procession in which all living souls participate... not always willingly but at least acknowledging some fleeting assimilation of awareness... given the absence of irrational episodic behavioral tangents...
COSMIC APEX – In reference to the Reasons to Believe book Improbable Planet by Hugh Ross, our current 24 hour rotational period is a slowed down rate from Earth's earlier history... Turns out (Ha! A pun!) this 24 hours is an optimal rate for advanced life's functional activities... So we are in a kind of wonderful solar and earthly life supportive time domain apex!
SPACESHIP I – We sail on a ship without sails courtesy of the Big Bang and are collectively perpetuated through space by cosmic forces beyond our control... Thank God!... I can't even control my cat... Can you imagine if Earth had a steering wheel where we would wind up!
VANTAGE POINT I – If civilization had first developed in the southern hemisphere our maps would be upside down.
TIME I – Somewhere between time Zones, Daylight savings time, Greenwich Mean time, Military time, Astronomical time, Atomic time, Earth rotation time, Ephemeris time, Sidereal time, Solar time, Julian time, Father time, and the meantime is an illustration of the fact that no time is like any other time except that it is now everywhere at the same time.
PHYSICS I – Infinity is way beyond human comprehension... (i.e.) How high is up? I've heard it is twice as far as halfway up. I also believe that if you're traveling faster than the speed of light... well... uh... never mind... I expect you'd better concentrate on what's UP in front of you!
PHYSICS II – I had an MRI scan... my protons must all be pointing north... Say! Maybe now it will be more difficult for me to get lost!
CHERRIES I – On many cosmic subjects we don't always understand what we think we know. Take cherries for example... how can life be like a bowl of cherries if the cherries are dying in a restricting bowl. Doesn't this justly illustrate how self-centered, unhinged and twisted our thinking usually is? People see what they want to see and do not hear silence screaming... those poor pitiful cherries... plucked in their prime from their life support only to be humiliated and gawked at... trapped with no way out short of divine intervention... poor pitiful cherries... how can people be so cruel to place you in that predicament and humiliate you with their furtive gazing... insane with misplaced metaphor... poor poor pitiful cherries.
PHYSICS III – Question: What do you get when you cross a physicist with a cat? Answer: A furry scientist that gets a big bang out of string theory and is either dead, alive or both simultaneously.
PHYSICS IV – Wi-Fi Antenna Abridgment... Intelligent communication and performance is relative to proximity from the receiving/transmitting device plus a reliance on the ability to articulately capture and release fleetingly fast airborne electrons in a manner that entices energy to constructively focus its reciprocating peripatetic activity within the confines of protruding peculiarly sculpted electrically conductive material that is formed into strange multidimensional geometry.
SPACE EXPLORATION I – According to current extraterrestrial evidence... resisting intrinsic union with Earth is futile.
SPACE EXPLORATION II – From what I gather about traveling thru outer space at unimaginable speed... if the rate of speed is great enough, you can traverse time in a controlled manner such that the universe unfolds before you do.
PHYSICS V – There’s only one planet we live on and it just keeps going around in circles.
SPACE OBJECTS I – Astronomy is over my head.
SPACE OBJECTS II – It seems to me that meteor "showers" is a pale descriptor for burning rocks hurtling toward us at great speed.
SPACE INVASION I – Our only hope from galaxy conquering hostile aliens would be that they're lactose intolerant.
SPACE INVASION II – I think we should rename our galaxy because "Milky Way" sounds way too wimpy. Hostile space alien invaders are probably always making jokes about it. We need a name that strikes fear into what is likely technically superior space invaders... something like "Dragon's Lair" or "Death Disc"... or "This is Not the Galaxy You Were Looking for... Move Along".
SPACE INVASION III – If you ever meet a space alien... do not show fear, instead be very very friendly and invite them over for dinner. If they don’t eat you... there may be hope for the rest of us.
BLACK HOLES I – If you ever want to get rid of something... throw it in a black hole... and if you get close enough... no one will see you do it.
BLACK HOLES II – In spite of popular scientific belief, black holes are void of problems. In a black hole, there is no difference between an issue and a non-issue. If I have an issue and you do not... and we hold hands and jump onto a black hole... when we pass the event horizon into the singularity our issue and non-issue are indistinguishable.
BLACK HOLES III – I believe there’s an irrational fear regarding what “they” say about the physics experiments that are creating tiny temporary black holes at leading edge particle accelerators (...not to be confused with participle accelerators)... if physicists ever actually make the tiny black holes larger and stable, it would solve the problem of waste disposal and resolve all humanity’s differences.
SPACE ALIENS I – Two hostile space aliens were eating a clown... one looked at the other and asked, “...this taste funny to you?” (...unhinged from ancient human archives)
SPACE ALIENS III – We all have stress in our lives. If you imagine stress as having a tangible shape which is constantly changing like a surreal dream about hostile invading space aliens... then you realize that the most important things in life are aluminum foil and a front porch.
OUTER SPACE I – I just hope the Voyagers aren’t going to be violating any intragalactic federation territorial treaties... at this lowly stage in our development, I don’t expect we would be able to appease any civilization that would generate such a treaty... of course we should have an out since no one informed us of a treaty, but then again, there’s no telling what to expect when it comes to space aliens...
OUTER SPACE II – Many of us have a tendency to run out of space. For example, cosmologists and sometimes commonologists like myself, speculate as to what might be outside our visible universe. It is of course, no use to us humans... it could be anything like... say... a storage space that we humans could only complain about since we have no control over the order of things in the universe. What good is a storage facility if we can't reach it to store things! But it's likely a very good thing that humans have no control over order in the universe. Can you imagine lowly humans with that kind of power!? We would probably end up with NOTHING in the visible universe but cowbells.
ORIENTATION I – Some tell me that I'm "space oriented". I tell them that's an oxymoron... especially regarding my personal attributes. "Space" describes the distance between objects occupying what would otherwise be more space. "Oriented" indicates cognizance of one's place at or within any structure or situation. I hold no claim to not occupying a portion of space nor do I hold claim to cognizance of any sort.
ORIENTATION II – What's up?... Is this a mental or directional question? And why do we throw this question out so casually to people we see? Perhaps it is because we want to make certain that, like ourselves, no one else knows the answer either. This is possibly the most complicated question perplexing mankind (womankind is far more likely to know).
THE MENTAL 'UP' is a constant variable and can easily be any thought available to the human mind at any instant and regarding any circumstance. The 'up' you may be currently processing in your mind would be relative to your life experience and resulting notion regarding the meaning and existence of 'up'. Were it not for your reading this meandering message, your 'up' could be any thought or combination of thoughts within the capacity of your uniquely developed brain. You could be relating to anything from your past, present or future, depending on your state of mind at the moment you realize you are thinking about something.
THE DIRECTIONAL 'UP' can be anything in any direction from any given point in the universe. Were it not for your pre-existing notion of where 'up' is, relative to where YOU are, 'up' could very well be in any direction at the initial instant you realize you are conscious... i.e., Imagine your self, in a familiar surrounding, leisurely free-floating and slowly spinning and tumbling in a weightless condition, like a spaceman or spacewoman. You will probably have selected the familiar surrounding you are in right now as your reference for 'up'. Now change the reference for 'up' from the surroundings to your relaxed and weightless body... Now your familiar surrounding is spinning and tumbling! Kind of like the planet you live on and this meandering thought.
SPACE EXPLORATION III – Eagle's Return, 21 July 1969
VANTAGE POINT II – Perspective is a unique perception and perception is a unique perspective. Everybody has at least one.
BEHAVIOR I – I'm not always "here" in the true sense of the word "here", but I'm always some "where" due to the restrictive nature of physical laws. However, at some point, I may be forever anywhere at anytime due to the nonrestrictive nature of spiritual laws. (Learned the spiritual part from my religion studies and the physical part from my wife's periodic calling "Ed... Ed!... Ed!!... Stop thinking, you're scaring the children!")
BEHAVIOR II – Normal CAD behavior is personified by navigation in and out of black holes... violating many scientific principles. It is a mysterious skill and not without certain negative repercussions... I being an adequate example.
BEHAVIOR III – There are moments in CAD that cause instant palpitations. These are CPU terminal BLACK HOLE anomalies that instill momentary panic during critical but errant command entries. These junctures initiate at best an undo keystroke or at worst a computer system unrecoverable crash. They are typical lessons learned in CAD tool interaction regarding “what not to do”. There is no finite number of anomalies but if you learn enough of these you are considered a CAD expert.
BEHAVIOR IV – Intellectual Paradoxical Interpretational Anomaly... thinking outside the box will either initiate Admiration and Accolades or Restriction and Restoration.
BEHAVIOR V – Did your parents ever tell you to “behave yourself” and did you ever respond? “Mom, [it's usually the mom] that is so undescriptive and non-committal on your part... you know, as two meager examples, there is GOOD and BAD behavior. So telling me to ‘behave myself’ is open to my personal interpretation.” ...And if you did reply in such a manner to your parent... are you still alive today?
TIME II – Have you ever really thought about TIME... and how it waits for no one... not even you? Have you thought about it for a long time... a very long time? Did you wonder how long you were thinking about it and couldn’t come up with an answer? Did you realize at that point you were wasting TIME? Time is funny that way... it’s obvious that TIME likes to play jokes on us.
SHAKE SPEARED I – Due to our finite human universe, words and phrases are bound to repeat and be repeated repeatedly... Letters are a much worse problem.
SHAKE SPEARED II – Dedicated to my
What fright doth yon Winslow bake?
Tis the yeast and briquette is the bun.
Arise fired bun and thrill the ravenous coon,
who is ready to lick and smell as thief...
that thou, err made, art far more fire than eats.
SHAKE SPEARED III – Coffee helps us write faster making caffeine a “participle accelerator”.
SICK HUMOR I – Humor is good medicine no matter how sick we become... which is funny is a sick way.
SICK HUMOR II – Dedicated to my friend Billy Brackett...
Speaking of Will... I sure feel sorry for anyone named "Will"... poor guy! If he were to join the military, he would always be having to duck when they say "Fire at Will"... And what about, "Where there's a Will there's a way"... What pressure that must be! Fortunately, there's nothing stronger than Will power and a Will of iron... Don't mess with Iron Will... But then, everyone expects something from a Will... And unfortunately, everyone is better off if you dispose a Will before you die.
MEMORY – see BRAIN... see BRAIN... Oh, I said that already.
BRAIN I – One thing I’ve noticed is that as we age we appear to become smarter... which explains why the hair on our head begins to gray. This graying-out is a direct result of brain overflow. As we acquire more smarts, we begin to gain excess “gray matter” which turns into a sort of human “flowering” of the head... similar to plant life when it reaches its cyclic and beautiful apex.
BRAIN II – Navel-gazing... Funny how everyone I grew up with looks old now... My mind's eye does not see the same person that I look at in the mirror.
BRAIN III – You're not old until you find out the next day that you put the milk in the cabinet and the Froot Loops in the refrigerator.
BRAIN IV – I have been accused of being a little corny... Seems I have this cranial limp that surfaces frequently like bubbles in a turtle filled pond.
TIME III – Some have noticED that ED is usED in many words. But mostly at the END... What's up with that?
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