The Ears of Sundry Gods:
Desire and Regret

 Donna Pardue

Have you ever experience a chill or butterflies in your stomach while experiencing a work of art, whether visual art, music or poetry?

According to Longinus writing about his theory of the Sublime, the effects of the Sublime are loss of rationality, an alienation leading to identification with the creative process of the artist and a deep emotion mixed in pleasure and exaltation.

Perhaps it is because the artist, during the creation of the work, has tapped into some universal intuition, a mysterious knowing. In that moment, time is nonexistent. Where time does not exist, neither does worry about the past, our regrets— or projection of the future, our desires— the things people have always whispered about, into the ears of gods.

Bound Foot
The Ears of Sundry Gods
Adam Ate Most of It
A Hunger Artist
Powerful Hands  - series
Eye in Hand (Hamsa)
La Mano Poderosa
Glory Hand
Mano Cornuto
Mano Fico
Christ's Benediction
Fearlessness Gesture (Abhaya Mudra)
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Small striped circus tent, sitting on the ground, with a red apple and a green apple inside.

Mnemosyne's Compost Pile
Cloth, string, wood, glass, dirt, apples

Close up of circus tent showing apples carved with words "Desire" and "Regret"

Mnemosyne's Compost Pile (detail)

"Longinus (literature)" Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 5 June 2013. Web. 10 June 2013.

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