Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Victorian Surrealism of Jeffrey Micheal Harp



The Hanged Man by Jeffrey Micheal Harp

"The Fool settles beneath a tree, intent on finding his spiritual self. There he stays for nine days, without eating, barely moving. People pass by him, animals, clouds, the wind, the rain, the stars, sun and moon. On the ninth day, with no conscious thought of why, he climbs a branch and dangles upside down like a child, giving up for a moment, all that he is, wants, knows or cares about. Coins fall from his pockets and as he gazes down on them - seeing them not as money but only as round bits of metal - everything suddenly changes perspective. It is as if he's hanging between the mundane world and the spiritual world, able to see both. It is a dazzling moment, dreamlike yet crystal clear. Connections he never understood before are made, mysteries are revealed. But timeless as this moment of clarity seems, he realizes that it will not last. Very soon, he must right himself, and when he does, things will be different. He will have to act on what he's learned. For now, however, he just hangs, weightless as if underwater, observing, absorbing, seeing."

16 comments:

willow said...

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Angie said...

Great site! One of my favorite books is called Cabinet of Curiosities, so this blog caught my eye!

RSA Certificate said...

Very interesting, is there an entire tarot collection?

François Comeau-Lapointe said...

Great photos & welcome to the blogs of note!

-Francois Comeau-Lapointe

Carol Schiffer said...

Interesting!=D
congrats

Henna @ AboutDivorce Blog said...

this is a great picture, scrolling down i could never have expected this image, very cool and scary, good job

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V said...

finally, after all the crappy blogs of note out there, this one holds merit.

Guy Phenix said...

Congrats on the "blog of note". Some weird stuff going on.

satbir chadha said...

A truly noteworthy blog. the imagery is awesome.The artwork is fantastic. My own frame of mind is somewhat like that just now(you can see my post).Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

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matchstickgirl said...

painfully poignant

A Little Bird said...

Love your blog!!

Deepak Menon said...

Very mysterious and thought provoking - there is no attempt to disguise emotions and the pictures as well as the descriptions are very powerful .. well done and all the best

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