Tuesday, January 26, 2010

By Farrell Hamann

"When you look into the darkness of the abyss, the abyss looks into you"  Nietzsche
We place symbols between us and fear of the darkness waiting to envelope us, several are shown here.  Does it work?, possibly, perhaps not.  

The Lone Wolf 

 As individuals, we view through the lens of our personal inclinations,  dark or light, hunter or hunted, at risk, or perfectly safe.  
Sometime we joke about our dark fears thinking humor will keep the abyss at bay

The efficacy of humor to dispel fear is a common theme in human affairs.  Is this delusional?  Laughter sometimes is a fear reaction.  The question is, what is accomplished, are we safer when we push away panic or hysteria by mocking the terrors that seem to close in on us?    

The Scream
Murder or homicide is considered the ultimate crime against an individual in our society.  Is there something beyond murder, more heinous than murder?  At a gut level, we often feel there is, however ill defined or articulated.  We peer into the darkness with strained eyes, hoping beyond hope that nothing is peering back.  At time like that, light just seems to obscure our vision, hindering, not helping.  Is someone, something at the door?  Was that muffled rattle the wind against the window?  Why did the sound of the night birds suddenly stop?  Why?  Do I dare move the heavy drapes and have a look outside when I know, in my heart, that I will encounter a skeletal face on the other side of the pane, inches from my own?

For all too many, deep in our psyche, we understand why the darkness has come to our frail lives.  We know what we did!!  No therapy can remove that.  As sentient beings, we invited that darkness in, thinking that the night of reckoning would never come.  Well it has and we are as helpless as small child to cope with the result of that lapse.  The darkness is outside our very door to settle accounts.   It will not leave empty handed. 


My Avatar on Twitter and Facebook, @farrellhamann.  Please see my art tours and funny videos on my youtube channel: farrellhamann  Zombie ish, I know

J'ai peut ressembler à un zombie mais je suis un gars amour chérie
Я может выглядеть как зомби, но я парень возлюбленной любви
Aku mungkin kelihatan seperti Zombie tapi saya kekasih

Artist/Writer Farrell Hamann. All rights reserved.
Artist is currently showing at the Artist Edge Gallery in Sacramento, Ca
(Located at corner of Fulton and Alta Arden. Closed Sunday)

Can locate images of artworks at Facebook, d'ART, Twitpic, Picasa, Flickr, and Google.
Work includes: Mosaics, Paintings, Castles and Palaces, Hangings, Urns, Vases, Marble Toys, 
Large Sculpture, Spheres, Obelisks, Writing and more.  Please follow on twitter (farrellhamann)
Quotes: "Unique collection" The J. Paul Getty Museum, "American version of the Faberge eggs" KCRA TV, Sacramento, "Beautiful" Oprah Winfrey, "A world of visual gems" The Sacramento Bee. 

Drums, drum/echo balls by artist. Unique, one of a kind Pay attention, Drummers!
 Church of the Blue Moon, Moon Beams on your Naked Booty
Story of the Exulted One who, as a boy, was abducted by the evil Captain of the Polar Cyst, a ship of no know flag.  Forced to endlessly bail and live on a diet of undercooked rat. 
Celtic Cross (Also used in Africa

  Look up Credo Mutwa (his bio) re.: this cross.

Some say there is a Santa Barbara Cheese Rat or  they are one and the same.  Montecito residents beg to differ.  According to them, the Santa Barbara Cheese Rat is just a run of the mill plebeian rat.  dLI would say that the Montecito does seem to have more tude.

Puing-puing, tidak istimewa, hanya gundukan, timbunan, tumpukan, dan tumpukan puing. Tidak mewah puing-puing seperti mereka ada di Mesir, hanya puing-puing. Bagaimana anda menolak?

Boo Hoo Hoo (not crying, all the good names were taken... you can see the bamboo 2) 

Artist Farrell Hamann
Paintings, Palaces, Castles, Sculpture, Mosaics, Writing, Video
Below: Art Links
Below: Funny

Emerging artist/writer (larva) Farrell Hamann

Detail pic of latex rubber mold used for casting spiral marble toy

Also: I am going to start accepting writing assignments again so let me know what your needs are.


Phone: 916-641-7696
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