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living matter transforms energetically into organic matter, which in turn is necessary to produce living matter once again. It really is a beautiful process, and to me is the most concrete example of reincarnation. I will never look at moldy, rotting things the same. And so I see ants as the foot soldiers of the perpetuation of life.

I was a huge fan of Dr. Seuss when I was a little girl. I was fascinated by the buildings in the pictures, and their dimensions always sent my imagination soaring. What a world! All those crazy stairs that led to nowhere, or maybe somewhere I couldn't see...pure magic!M.C. Escher's "Relativity"  M. C. Escher's work appeals to me for the same reasons as an adult. But there's more complexity to his concepts. This artist is unique in that he combines art and science; aesthetics and physics. He's like a theoretical physicist who draws instead of writing equations or conducting experiments. Looking through Escher's work is like an adventure for the mind, and holds me spellbound in the same way Gleick's book on Chaos theory or Kaku's book on hyperspace did. My favorite non-geometric piece by Escher is his piece entitled "Three Worlds", which depicts three dimensions of reality on the surface of a pond, and the inclusion of the word "worlds" in the title implies untold depth waiting to be explored. His geometric work portrays defiance of the realities of physics, and the simplest example of this is his "Moebius Strip II"- which happens to include my beloved ants. Mind candy!!

Hajime SorayamaI suppose my fascination with sexuality in general, and portrayals of aspects of female sexuality in particular, explains my fascination with Hajime Sorayama. His work often presents incredibly beautiful women portrayed in positions and situations indicating subjugation- but in almost every single instance there is a look of power and defiance in the subject's eyes, rather than the look of fear or submission one would expect. In her eyes also resides a challenge to the recipient of her somehow superior gaze, and a statement that says: "you have not won." Other pieces portray women with another challenge to the (presumably male) gaze, and that challenge is, "come near me and you will get hurt."  I think I find these portrayals compelling because rather than the typical artist's renditions of the female sexualized form, Sorayama pushes the boundaries of the landscapes of human sexual interactions; exploring subtle power dynamics with not-so-subtle imagery. And it is darned erotic as well. Of course, my education in feminism and gender studies would demand a far more stringent critique of the situations in which he chooses to place the subjects of his work, and would also question my fascination with it. Bored yet? :) (More on next page)


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