Neither mine nor other people’s prospects seem particularly pleasing just at the moment, and I have fantasies of going to Iceland, never to return

Photographs of Iceland by Gerco de Ruijter
Title: Edward Gorey

Full quote: “Neither mine nor other people’s prospects seem particularly pleasing just at the moment, and I have fantasies of going to Iceland, never to return. As it is, I tell myself not to remember the past, not to hope or fear for the future, and not to think in the present, a comprehensive program that will undoubtedly have very little success.”
―from Floating Worlds: The Letters of Edward Gorey & Peter F. Neumeyer
Iceland on But Does it Float
Will 50 Watts

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Every thing existing on the physical plane is an exteriorization of thought, which must be balanced through the one who issued the thought, and in accordance with that one’s responsibility, at the conjunction of time, condition, and place

Photography by Akos Major
Title: Harold W. Percival

Atley

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It is the function of the artist to evoke the experience of surprised recognition: to show the viewer what he knows but does not know that he knows.

Works by Gottfried Helnwein
Title: William Burroughs, on Gottfried Helnwein

Folkert

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