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The Nibiru cataclysm is the prediction made by several fringe groups referring to a disastrous encounter between the Earth and a large planetary object believed to take place in the early 21st century. Believers in this doomsday event usually refer to this celestial object as Planet X or Nibiru.
The way I see it is if a near pass were to occur all of our conveniences, which depend on modern technology and infrastructure, would become inoperable and perhaps irreparable. In such a world, I think the only people suited to long term survival in North America would be the Amish, and like groups, being those who have not forgotten their agricultural heritage and their relationship with the Earth.
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From Graphic Art
Faith and Reason
Taken in the Ark Warehouse following Hurricane Katrina, these automatons were among a collection of forty or so other mannequins with the uncanny likeness to you, me and everyone we know as well as an unbelievable assortment of oddball Mardi Gras brick-a-brack.
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From Conceptual Imagery
Taken inside the little chapel of the St Roch Cemetery following Hurricane Katrina I discovered this gas container on the pedestal of the crucifix (alongside a Santeria candle and Rosary Beads). I consider the juxtaposition of iconography particularly poignant.
As a side note, the "X" is not only a symbol commonly used at the grave sites of Voodoo practitioners (usually presented in a series of three) but also became a symbol commonly associated with Hurricane Katrina. These "X"s were spray painted onto the front of each house in New Orleans to identify the rescue contingent, the date the dwelling was visited, and the number of human and pet bodies found.
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From Conceptual Imagery
This photo was taken in The Bywater neighborhood following Hurricane Katrina. Take note of the unusual juxtaposition between a doorway, which functioned as an entrance/exit for the disabled, then consider the irony of such a portal being obstructed by a waist level bank of flowering perennials. Anyone who knows New Orleans understands that it doesn't take a natural disaster for such a paradox to occur.
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From Conceptual Imagery
Taken in the St Roch Cemetery following Hurricane Katrina, I discovered this filing cabinet alongside the burial wall repository. I thought it ironic to note the juxtaposition between the archiving of folders and files up against a wall that, essentially, archives the remains of those who formerly laughed and cried, loved then died.
Take note of the floodline near the lower third of the wall (and filing cabinet).
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From Conceptual Imagery
Taken in New Orleans at the Press Street Float Graveyard near to the Claiborne overpass following Hurricane Katrina, this was photographed in the early morning hours during a period in the city's history when the neighborhoods lie dormant and the colloquy of crickets were the only voices to be heard.
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From Conceptual Imagery
Taken in an abandoned institutional building in Marriotsville, Maryland. This panel's function was to communicate a patient's request for an orderly to visit their room by lighting up the patient's room number.
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From Conceptual Imagery
Pilgrimage to the Subliminal
Representative of the boundless and whimsical surrealism inherent to the human imagination and spirit...
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From Conceptual Imagery
Taken in Bedford, Pennsylvania at Dunkle's Gulf Art Deco gas station, I found the idea of creating a diptych of the bathroom entrances particularly interesting.
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"It was a lone tree burning on the desert. A heraldic tree that the passing storm had left afire. The solitary pilgrim drawn up before it had traveled far to be here..." - Cormac McCarthy
This image captures the wonderful Lady Sassafras art vehicle and Aurora (the tree), designed by Charles Gadeken.
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From Burning Man
Teddy Bear Picnic
"Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake." - W.C. Fields
"Books: Food for the Imagination"
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"Put 'em up! Put 'em up! Which one of you first? I'll fight you both together if you want. I'll fight you with one paw tied behind my back. I'll fight you standing on one foot. I'll fight you with my eyes closed... What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder? Courage! What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage! What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the "ape" in an apricot? Courage!" - The Cowardly Lion
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Sometimes you just gotta go...
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Fleur de Eeeeee!!!
Possessed by the spirit of Tiamat, she presided over a sacred marriage between salt water and fresh water, and thereby created the cosmos.
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She came in from the rain to discover that all she had ever known was gone; forever.
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Dedicated to superheroines everywhere...
“We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.” - Grant Morrison
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"The best way to go into unknown territory is to go in ignorant, ignorant as possible, with your mind wide open, as wide open as possible, and to not have to meet any requirements but one's own." - Dorothea Lange
This image pays homage to Dorothea Lange, who was one of the most notable photographers during the 1930s. She was tasked by The Farm Security Administration (FSA) under the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) administration to document rural poverty and the great migration westward during The Great Depression.
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