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The Shrine of Humility Co-created by Sapata Fofana-Dura and Santigie Fofana-Dura Probably about 1200 wooden bricks

Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Draftsmanship

Lecture: The Blue Face: Establishing a Relationship Between Artist and Viewer Monday, Jun 25, 2018, 7:00 PM ENSO Winery1416 Southeast Stark Street Portland, OR 13 Members Attending This class is part of a course titled “PHILOSOPHY, AESTHETICS, AND DRAFTSMANSHIP” It’s taught by Elliott Wall, artist and philosopher. • Class Introduction: Art, like anything else, must […]

Origin and meaning of Garmonbozia: “hormone-booze”

My attempts to find out the origin of the word garmonbozia, and whatever ideas informed its use in Twin Peaks, surprisingly turn up nothing, just like in 2011 when watching the series for the first time, so I’ve decided to create my own.  (All bold is mine) Loosely speaking, “garmonbozia” is a negative spiritual energy of pain and suffering, […]

Public Works — Substance

I have often held in my hand a black walnut. It has a shell like stone. It has many internal stony reinforcements. But in between is an unimpressive, unimportant-looking meaty substance that has a mysterious and tremendous power. If you plant this seed under certain circumstances, heat is produced inside. Now, whether it is a […]

Who are the intellectuals?

[Noam Chomsky, from Understanding Power] WOMAN: Noam, I’ve noticed that in general there’s a strong strain of anti- intellectualism in American society. When you say there’s “anti-intellectualism,” what exactly does that mean? Does it mean people think Henry Kissinger shouldn’t be allowed to be National Security Advisor? WOMAN: Well, I feel there’s a sense in […]