"Nonsectarian... ant"

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"We're going to make a stab at this tonight. Hucka D., are you there?"

Hucka D.:

1st of the new series. Good that you went ahead and took the leap, again.

bb:

I think this relates largely to the gallery situation I have now. I have 2 Edwardston Station Galleries...

Hucka D. (correcting):

...No, you have 1 ESG split into two parts, basically old and new. The Edwardston Station Gallery, for now, has become the same as the 10x10, throw in a tiny lounge in Healy and a tiny patio area in Seefeld.

bb:

Alright, then beyond these 2 we still have, of course, the Otherland gallery, which I call the Gallery at the Temple of TILE.

Hucka D.:

That's the one that has to go.

bb:

I'm not sure I'm ready to take that leap, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

I built it... remember?

bb:

Let's turn our attention to the 1st collage of the Jasper series, or the draft for this collage (2/27: this one's *done*), for it's not polished up yet. To the left you have what I would consider a symbol of the Seefeld tower that one of the halves of the Edwardston Station Gallery -- that better? (Hucka D. nods round head here) -- lies within. This is a combination of a skyscraper but also a Christian cross, like a grave stone, once more. Hucka D., would you agree with this?

Hucka D.:

Of course.

bb:

Many picture elements found in the Wheeler series [immediately preceding the Jasper series] recur in this one. The Wilson driver, for instance. It has merged with the vertical dimension of the cross. Up and down at once.

Hucka D.:

Yes that image had to be in that particular place as well.

bb:

I'm also reminded of the cross shape of the old ESG in Rubi, in one of its incarnations. This was when the north-south subway system, a longer affair, was crossed by the shorter Arab ship on top of it. Then we have several grave crosses right next to the subway system -- a tiny cemetery, in fact -- just below where you could get on the spiral ramp that led up to the Temple of TILE, in those days.

Originally I saw the base photo of the collage, which we should insert here is from Landdswynn Island in Wales, as representing this "tension" we've mentioned between the two sides or two different spaces of the Edwardston Station Gallery, one in Healy and the newer one in Seefeld. In fact, in the wikipedia article on the subject, I find we have almost an identical photo to the one I used, incorporating the cross and the lighthouse. The lighthouse, then, on the opposite side of both of these matching photos from the gravestone cross, would then stand in for the Healy version of ESG.

Now, but this is the crucial part. *In-between* these objects and their matching hillocks are islands in the ocean, which I also identified with Otherland and the 3rd gallery I possess, or the 3rd gallery featuring my 10x10 and art, I suppose I should say [since two of the 3 are rented]. So one of my first moves in the collage was to insert a picture of the 3rd, "other" gallery here, the only one that's actually on property that I bought and own, between the two. The main island here, with the cross and lighthouse, would represent the SL mainlands, where the 2 ESGs are. The islands offshore are "other" -- Otherland, far from the mainlands and, in contrast, estate property, like Azure Islands also is estate land. The Gallery at the Temple of TILE, hovering 601 meters above the main Otherland island, is thus similarly hovering over these 3 small offshore islands, which may also stand for Otherland Islands #1, 2 and 3, as I've called them in this blog.

Hucka D.:

Interesting that the view of the collage is much more focused on the foreground and developing it through added imagery. This represents your heavy involvement with the mainlands again, now. The cross superimposed by the driver is closest because it is the newest...

bb:

And further west from the Healy gallery on Sansara. I think this island, Llanddwyn, also represents Sansara, the oldest SL continent that both versions of ESG are on now.

Hucka D.:

Two peaks of emphasis, then.

bb:

Right, yeah.

Hucka D.:

You also know that the walking stick insect reappearing here, once more [as it did several times in the Wheeler series] represents the Yapland gallery complex the Healy ESG is a part of. And from that curtain the insect appears to be holding, almost, emerged the daemonic head of Paul the Beatle. But now we have the Beatles returning, in the new collage, in their natural forms, one could say. Without any Residents influence. They haven't been stolen yet for Resident purposes. Their likenesses on Meet The Beatles hasn't been transformed to Meet The Residents. Paul remains undaemonized. He has somehow been freed, it seems, with the establishment of the Seefeld ESG. Christian influence?

bb:

The black and white Beatles below the curtain or screen -- black and white like the demon Paul head emerging from the curtain in the "ESG" collage [#4 of the Wheeler series] -- 1st appear rather early in the Greenup series, the first series of the 10x10. This is an old image within the 10x10, then.

Hucka D.:

Interesting that, originally in this draft, George Martin directing The Beatles here was riding on the back of the dingo that now stares forward from the path below, directly at the viewer. But one could still say the dingo provided, er, a landing for The Beatles from the curtain above them here, before moving, then, to the path.*

bb:

These Beatles are definitely a focus. I think there's also one image remaining to be inserted into this new collage, Hucka D., and that's...

Hucka D.:

Crow. Rook. CHRO.

bb:

Yes. (pause) Do I need all *3* galleries presently, Hucka D., in order for the 10x10 to be finished? I'm thinking the mainlands ESG represents a split, only united by the background Gallery at the Temple of TILE, which contains the *entire* 10x10, or soon will. It's in the center between the two.

Hucka D.:

What happens now if you then destroy the Otherland gallery?

bb:

The center is removed. But this might be a good thing?

*****

bb:

Hucka D., maybe the curtain covers the uncertainty about Otherland itself. The temple is not covered. The temple can carry forward. But perhaps not on Otherland now.

Hucka D.:

You have the strangled Wilsonia beside it [to the left], also representing Otherland and islands #1, 2 3, per the "Bigfeet" collage. The Wilsonia backhousei leaf that clearly represented Otherland Island #3 in that earlier collage now touches one of the 3 background islands of the new collage. Pretty obvious that the offshore islands are then Otherland, eh?

bb:

The curtains are being closed on Otherland? Just like that?

Hucka D.:

The temple and attached gallery will live on, though.

bb:

The Sgt. Pepper head on the lighthouse hillock reinforces its assoc. with the ESG-Healy gallery, Hucka D. Yaplanders all.**

Hucka D.:

That's only one of three energy complexes now, though.

bb:

I suppose the Council of 1 spinning in the sky represents the everpresence of [delete name] and his high gravity influence.

Hucka D.:

Watch out!

bb:

Way above and beyond SL currently.

Hucka D.:

Red Verses Blue. Rooster Teeth. Rooster Springs. Roostre.

bb:

Thank you. We may continue this analysis of Jasper 01 later on tonight or at least tomorrow.

* 3/2: The dingo/dog was subsequently removed entirely from the final draft of the collage. However, he may reappear in Jasper 03 (?)

** 3/2: head from Sgt. Pepper also removed in final draft.

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