Imagine Scales That Exceed You

“In relation to the history of organic life of earth,” writes a modern biologist, “the paltry fifty millennia of homo sapiens constitutes something like two seconds at the close of a twenty-four hour day. On this scale, the history of civilized mankind would fill one-fifth of the last second of the last hour.” The present, […]

I am Catastrophe

Shoreline Living near the coast of Lake Michigan I find myself in the liminal space where things are always changing. As an artist I go to the shoreline frequently to absorb the atmosphere. The motions, colors and layers permeate through my head. I observe the masses of concrete, rusty walls and the hovel of old […]

Slims River

So wow, river piracy recently happened. The Slims River’s water source (glacial meltwater) was cut off due to accelerated melting of the Kaskawulsh glacier, tipping the gradient in favor of the Kaskawulsh river that flows south into the Gulf of Alaska. [ I first got wind of it over on Art Bell’s website – midnight […]

What is the Lay of the Land?

by Joshua Mason Editor’s note: This essay is based on Mason’s presentation at DePaul University last October. Part II will be published next month. This is Lake Superior. This is the beginning. It is where I am absorbed. What I see is the edge. You can learn a lot by observing the space where water […] […]

Entanglement

  Two digital self portraits on interconnection, inspired by recent events at Depaul with Jeff VanderMeer. These images are first takes – we will work to develop the approach and more of this kind of thing shall be done in both pictorial and sculpture form. Included below is a short text that will probably be […]