an exerpt from "The Mindscape of Alan Moore"

"Quitting my day job and starting my life as a writer certainly was a tremendous risk.
It was a fool's leap, a shot in the dark.
But anything of value in our lives- whether it be a career, a work of art, a relationship- will always start with such a leap. And in order to be able to make it, you have to put aside the fear of failing and the desire of succeeding. You have to do these things completely purely without fear, without desire.
Because things that we do without lust or result, are the purest actions that we shall ever undertake."

Monday, September 28, 2009

tapestry woven from silk. spider silk.

this is truly amazing. truly.

wow. humans are impressively ingenious at times.

but i must admit to having mixed feelings about the use of the spiders. i tend to be annoyed by humans who impose their own will over another life-form.

Aside from this "typically vegan" perspective, i can certainly appreciate the magnificence of this beautiful tapestry and what went into bringing it about.

In fact I'll go so far as to choose to believe it was a collaborative effort...i like to think of the spiders consciously choosing to take part in such an intriguing project.

"You wanna what??! Make a wall-hanging out of my body-silk?!....OK. Yeah. Let's do it!"

Perhaps this particular kind of art will encourage a movement towards greater appreciation for life, in general, and a deeper compassion for all the creatures with which we co-exist.

Let's hope so.

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