Sunday, December 27, 2015

New Year's Day 2016 by Rick Doble

  New Year's Day 2016  

 This is the moment 
moon and Earth from outer space NASA photo

 in the Earth's travel 
diagram of the Earth at different seasons of the year in relation to the sun

 when Santa's friend 
 Father Time 
Father Time postcard from 1910

 reminds us 
Father Time in flight

 that time flies 
Hour glass with wings in cemetery illustrating "time flies"

 out with the old 
 in with the new 
The young new year chasing the old bygone year into the history books

Text, design & research by Rick Doble. All images are from unless otherwise noted.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Winter Solstice 2015 by Rick Doble

 Winter Solstice 2015 

 We have forgotten 

 that at this darkest time 
 of year 

 when the sun 
 almost slips away 

 we are slightly afraid 

Text, editing and design by Rick Doble. All images are from unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Urge To Create by Rick Doble

 The urge 
by Rick Doble

Drawings on birch bark by a 7 year-old Russian boy Onfim, about 1260 CE, Novgorod.
In the picture on the right Onfim wrote "I am a beast."

 to create 

Contemporary painting by a child of her town in Slovakia.

 is as basic 

The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly, ca. 1950-1964, by James Hampton. (Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum)
Made of tin foil from gum wrappers, light bulbs and other objects he found as a janitor, James Hampton in Washington DC USA created this piece of religious art during a 14 year period. When he died no one knew about its existence, and it was almost discarded until someone recognized its value; it was eventually placed in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC
James Hamtpon posted the following on his wall in his garage where he built 'The Throne': "Where there is no vision, the people perish" — Proverbs 29:18 (King James Version)

 and necessary 

A New Year's Day mummer's costume and performance from the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia. Mummery, which is associated with Christmas, has been in existence since the early 1800s. Yet Mummery in various forms is an old tradition that goes back almost a thousand years. Groups that participate in the parade often spend a year designing and creating their outfits. You can see the new 2016 Philadelphia parade streamed live on your computer starting at 10 AM EST on January 1, 2016.

 as the need 

 to breathe 

Text, editing, design & research by Rick Doble. All images are from unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Rationalizing The Irrational by Rick Doble

  So Why Did You Do That?  
Text & design by Rick Doble. All images are from unless otherwise noted.

Fludd's diagram of the conscious mind

 Much of the time 
 our rational minds 

angry man pointing his finger at another person in a crowd of people

 are used 
 to think up 

two teens gossiping about another teen, bullying, secrets

 that justify 
 our irrational 

kissing teenagers, love, infatuation