RIPE, painting detail, by Steven E. Counsell

Can we eat a Miracle? If you really look at a strawberry, its vibrant color, its logarithmic dynamic of tiny seeds, the Archimedean cone shape of its form.  How can you eat it?  You simply turn off the miraculous switch, start pedestrian knob, and hey PRESTO it’s ordinary food for the hungry.  We neve have…

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How Do Houses Live? A storm is easier to weather under a roof and the sturdy walls beneath it. Space can only be measured in a room with a floor below and a ceiling above. A house is the mind of its owner made visible. Every stitch of clothing, stick of furniture, every book and…

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Can Angels Fly? Objects without gravity live in space, or the dream of space in the mind. Haven’t we all wanted to float free of limits.  Move through a medium like fish or finches?  In art I have tried not to let gravity interfere with my perception.  Simone Weil wrote a book called GRAVITY AND…

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Ordinary Devine, painting detail

Are Storms in You? The neurons firing in a brain resemble lightning firing in a storm. Storms think and minds rain in a preamble to growth. Living in New Mexico I take delight in being in one of the most spectacular places in the nation for thunderstorms; where more people per-capita are struck by lightning…

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