The Lord perpetuates the memory of his wonders. He gives food to those who fear Him.
A plenary indulgence is granted under the normal conditions for those who recite the hymnTantum Ergo (Down in Adoration Falling):
Tantum ergo Sacramentum Veneremur cernui:Et antiquum documentumNovo cedat ritui:Praestet fides supplementumSensuum defectui.
Genitori, GenitoqueLaus et jubilatio,Salus, honor, virtus quoqueSit et benedictio:Procedenti ab utroqueCompar sit laudatio. Amen.
Down in adoration falling,Lo! the sacred Host we hail,Lo! o’er ancient forms departingNewer rites of grace prevail;Faith for all defects supplying,Where the feeble senses fail.
To the everlasting Father,And the Son Who reigns on highWith the Holy Spirit proceedingForth from each eternally,Be salvation, honor blessing,Might and endless majesty. Amen.


Tatiana Plahkova (Moscow) Day Images, May 2011



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Cajal’s Butterflies of the Soul
Javier DeFelipe
Oxford, 2010

In the nineteenth-century, pioneering investigators of the central nervous system had to compensate for primitive technology with extraordinary artistic talent.  They produced drawings of their experimental slides in order to preserve the revelations therein.  Strange, complex, and utterly gorgeous, these figures are the inspiration for Cajal’s Butterflies of the Soul.

The book features illustrations by 91 researchers.  It’s named after Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) since his illustrations contributed more than those of anyone else at the time to the growth of modern neuroscience.  

[ SOURCE: The Beautiful Brain ]


Ewan McGregor - Big Fish

Maze II, Graphite and Digital, 2013.

Vance Creek Bridge - WA, 2.22.14

Botticelli, Primavera

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Cathedra, 1951-
I can’t really say much about this piece without racking my brain and trying to say something intelligent about the effects of colour, composition, and the imitation of light in abstract art. However, I can say that I was reading about Barnett Newman’s work and some of his works, such as this, have such a textural quality, an almost haphazard way of being painted, they almost look like a dye-job gone wrong, or a miscalculated screen print. I doubt I have seen any of Newman’s work in the flesh (in the canvas?) but relish the idea of being placed in front of his large canvases for as long as it takes to delight in the precision and skill it takes to paint such an apparantly simply work.

Kawah Ijen volcano in Indonesia
Ignited sulfuric gas at high temperatures produce electric blue flames.

From Ode to Lumpy, Pout Melody (animation by Lilli Carré, sound by Alexander Stewart). Drawn on 20 pieces of paper. The full film with sound can be viewed here.