"Edwards(ton) Station ((Gallery))"

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"Are we ready again, Hucka D.?"

Hucka D.:

Fire when...

bb:

This is, I'm assuming presently, the 4th collage of the Wheeler series, this new "Edwards(ton) Station ((Gallery))" picture.

Hucka D.:

Why don't we just call it "ESG", huh?

bb:

Ok. So the woman taking the photo in the picture is from The Diamonds, Hucka D., already visited at least twice in the overall 10x10 before, and all at one of the 4 *corners* of the series. Just reading in Floydadada last night, I suppose, about the realization of these corner "Diamonds" when approaching the 3rd corner with collage numbers 10 and 11 of that series. When I was typing "10 and 11" there, Hucka D., the post was automatically saved with a word count of 101. 10 and 11, again.

Hucka D.:

SF works in mysterious ways.

bb:

I'm thinking now we need to examine all of these corner collages, and all of them come in pairs so far, or make animations with each other. Should we do that tonight?

Hucka D.:

Maybe tomorrow. But, yeah, very soon.

bb:

Back to ESG. The woman is from The Diamonds and she's taking a picture of an insect called a walking stick, I believe. Let me check... So most definitely this is the bug. All kinds of little strange synchronicities surrounding this one, Hucka D., beginning with the fact that when I googled "The Diamonds" and "Missouri" together, I got all these images of *walking sticks", but in this case the actual stick used for walking aids. The reason they came up with the images of the Diamonds woman and the insect walking stick are that they... well, I'm having trouble re-creating that search, Hucka D., but another image I kept running into were the walking sticks with the diamonds in them, created by lathing. (pause) Ah yeah, here we go. The sticks with the diamonds in this case are *willow* sticks -- willow tree again, then, like in the 1st Wheeler collage, "Benwheelerworld".

Hucka D.:

Diamond Willow. Yes, very good sleuthing baker b. Perhaps good to CARVE as well. (smiles)

bb:

Is this perhaps related, then, the the central dog of Synchpatch? We haven't talked about him in a while. Do you know what I'm talking about, even, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

A bit. And: yes.

bb:

The walking stick in the new collage is then also a diamond? Or diamond symbol? Obviously related to Seathewaite Fell, then [i.e., SF]. I don't think I like writing after I get out of the shower.

Hucka D.:

The light of the camera represents a diamond as well. Flashy. Maybe you should go inworld and take pictures of the "4 corners". That might calm you down... poor little thing...

bb:

OK.

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Hucka D.:

To continue: the pole in the foreground is obviously representation of the new gallery itself, Edwardston Station Gallery. Although this is a marker from Edwards Creek Station, it is cut off in a manner that could make it seem like it says "Edwardston Station Gallery" instead, or at least "Edwardston Station". So this is obviously the new gallery. Correct?

bb:

Yes. Then the walking stick, I believe, represents the walking path bisecting the little gallery complex I'm now a part of, or what I've seen referred to as "Yap-land" or "Yapland".

Hucka D.:

On the other side of this path and a little north of your new gallery you find the Ornaglyph Gallery, where the picture from the former post was taken. The one with the *actual* Resident, as you put it. Yes, more synchronicity here for certain. So he's there in the picture, sitting on the couch in that gallery, looking very at ease with whoever he's with, maybe the gallery owner and a friend. The gallery owner did not take the low res snapshot, though. That would be a friend of the owner. In the background we have another reference to The Residents in a cut out from their first album, Meet The Residents, stolen, in turn, from the much more famous cover of Meet The Beatles. This is the first time you've "met" a Resident, *actual* Resident as you say, in the vast game board that is SL. You been looking for one all along, though. You were aware of the resonance between common SL residents and this one very unique Resident who is more, then, than just a "resident". This is Resident squared or amplified quite significantly.

The first time you visit The Diamonds in your [art] 10x10, you also meet a man in a suit wearing a giant eyeball over his head.

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This was before you knew anything about The Residents, though. This would be [delete name], that ass. Again in your words. Whoops, my hand is starting to fade a bit... can't seem to grasp my cigarette now.

bb:

Hucka D., you don't smoke.

Hucka D.:

There, it's coming back. But the two pictures are related, obviously. You are in or very near, at least, The Diamonds once more. And you were there during the Yale series as well. Diamond Dog is in the first of those... in fact, I believe the title of that collage is "Diamond Dog", isn't it?

bb:

Yes, I think so.

Hucka D.:

I don't think you were conscious of the 4 corners effect when you created "Diamond Dogs", though. You didn't even know you had a full 10x10 on your hands.... another one.* You were just letting the dog, the dingo in this case, lead you. Then the same dog shows up again, in "Pencil Tail". Diamond tail, though, has become graphite tail, a very different form of carbon. Very soft verses very hard. SF works in mysterious ways.

Getting back to the new collage, ESG, another resident's head, a mortal or ordinary one this time [normal avatar, all of which are referred to as residents in SL], sits atop the ESG silver pole or marker in the picture. The residents of SL famously create all the content of that world. The are at the top of the pole... always. The superordinary Resident looks at the ordinary resident in awe, perhaps, here. He is where they come from... the name, anyway. And for you, baker b., well, they predate SL. But that's [delete name] territory, as is all of Missouri itself. Gives me the willows.

bb:

Willies, you mean.

Hucka D.:

This is also a bit about copyright issues, but in talking to Ms. Yap you know now that there's no real issues involved with the current collage in your current gallery. You know this because of the Doghouse Gallery and the images within.

bb:

Right. Sgt. Pepper and all. Like in "Bigfeet" and others. Shirley Temple doll. Shirley Temple slipper. One.

Hucka D.:

I believe that may also represent you, the avatar, the resident, at the top of the ESG marker in the collage, baker b. Mr. Normal. At least here.

bb:

Perhaps.

Hucka D.:

But then, behind the curtain, we have a very different face emerging. Not so ordinary! And with the blank, blank eyes of Baker Bloch. But that's actually a doctored up George, of course.

bb:

All this has to do, though, with Carter County, Oklahoma as well... again.

Hucka D.:

The Cryptic Corperation, yes. Clem and Fox and Kennedy and Flynn. Another Fab 4? Two, anyway, near Graham and Wilson-Fox, and Wheeler and Healdton and Keller. Too many. You knew when you saw *The* Resident in that snapshot from almost 2 years ago the Oklahoma connection... almost instantly. You were prepared, briefed. The collage and the series pull from past to present. The marker represents your gallery, but, moreover, this collage that now is positioned at the very front door of the gallery, acting almost as a second sign of sorts, below the original or mundane sign. Mundane is not the best word here. Ordinary... or what people expect a sign to be. All this is a reflection, in a way, of Graham just above. This collage has to do not only with your gallery but the relationship with the gallery complex you are now a part of (Yap-land). (pause) Go look at your new collage again and then hit the hay once more.

bb:

Thank you.

* For baker b., what he calls the writing 10x10 (1998-2005) basically predates the art 10x10 (2004-2009?)

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