Statement for Horizons series



HORIZON (n.):  bounding line, the apparent junction of earth and sky called the

apparent, local or visible horizon.  Figuratively, range of perception or experience;

astron.:  a plane passing through the eye of the spectator and at right angles to the

vertical at a given place—called the sensible horizon.  A plane parallel to the

sensible horizon and passing through the earth’s center or the great circle formed

by the intersection of this plane with the celestial sphere—called the celestial,

rational, geometrical, or true horizon.  In a picture, the imaginary line on which is

projected the point of sight of the spectator, especially in landscapes, where this

horizon replaces the natural horizon. 


These paintings, which collectively are titled “horizons” are not simply

landscapes.  They also have to do with mind and spirit states, for which horizons

are images, or metaphors.  A horizon can symbolize the distance between the “I”

and “Thou”.  The horizon is where the eye reaches to:  beyond lies imagination

and creation.


 Tibetan Buddhists tell us that the Bardo is an in-between state, a transitional

experience, and a horizon also marks the place of transition.  The horizon is a

place of movement, where our days begin and end.  But it is also a relative thing. 

We each stand on a horizon, while looking towards another.


An event horizon is where a black hole begins! 



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