Probably a wee bit on the dodgy side of the copyright laws, Ben Perry
has posted scans of every page of Stencil Graffiti on Flickr as well.
Remember the best thing about Flickr: Click on ALL SIZES to see the
full size images.
The Moleskinerie Photo Group on Flickr has now broken the psychological 4,375 barrier. I fully expect an imminent explosion in the number of people doodling and posting the results there. The illustration above is by Malota (more Malota stuff here). Link
I'm about 75% through Jpod and I have to say that the first half really yanked my chain - in a bad way. It seems that the more books Doug writes the more he likes to hold out on the payoff. You know it's coming, but can you wait for it? I was about sick of the pop culture/web culture references but I was on a flight to Seouless so thought what the fuck, I'm not going to sleep anyway, I forgot the Valium, so pushed on. It's getting close to the gold now I can tell, but not close enough to tear myself away from free flow bad wine in the lobby between 6 and 8...
If only Doug's books were as good as his sculpture. He should be famous for that instead... but who gets famous for sculpture?
P.S. Don't get me wrong, I love Douglas Coupland's writing,
he's just got to that stage where he has created so many great works
that the latest ain't necessarily the best... And when I say that his sculpture is better than his writing, I'm complementing his sculpture,
not knocking his writing.
"It is the body that makes spiritual experience passionate, that brings to its intense desire and pleasure, pain, delight, remorse. Without all these things, spirituality is bland. In the world's spiritual traditions, sex and art and music and dance and the taste of food have been for millenia forms of spiritual experience just as much as ritual practice, meditation, and prayer.
The mechanism by which spirituality becomes passionate is metaphor. An ineffable God requires metaphor not only to be imagined but to be approached, exhorted, evaded, confronted, struggled with, and loved. Through metaphor, the vividness, the intensity, and meaningfulness of ordinary experience becomes the basis of passionate spirituality. An ineffable God becomes vital through metaphor: The Supreme Being. The Prime Mover. The Creator. The Almighty. The Father. The King of Kings. Shepard. Potter. Lawgiver. Judge. Mother. Lover. Breath.
The vehicle by which we are moved in passionate spirituality is metaphor. The mechanism of such metaphor is bodily. It is a neural mechanism that recruits our abilities to perceive, to move, to feel, and to envision in the seevice not only of theoretical and philosophical thought, but of spiritual experience.
Cognitive science, the science of mind and the brain, has in its brief existence been enormously fruitful. It has given us a way to know ourselves better, to see how our physical being-flesh, blood, sinew, hormone, cell, and synapse-all things we encounter daily in the world make us who we are.
"This is Philosophy in the Flesh" LAKOFF & JOHNSON