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CarPark

Bruce McCall Carpark

Rain

Rain

 

The Crossing

The Crossing

Cubs

Cubs

dark swimming pool

Beauty of the Past Karezoid

Levi Van Veluw

Levi Van Veluw

Rough Ocean Waves

Ocean waves

Dali Atomicus

Dali Atomicus by Philippe Halsman.

Celtic Cross

Clew Bay Celtic Cross by Martina Fagan

Gold Panning

Gold

Peace

Peace

Deliverance

Deliverance

Treading Water

 

Surfing

 

Leah Of The South Downs

Glass of Water and Umbrella.

 

cave

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wisdom

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Earth by Nasa

Earth by Nasa

Rockies

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wake up

wake up

Yigal Ozeri-Oil on Canvas.

Yigal Ozeri-Oil on Canvas.

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coming back again

coming back again

Solaris chronic…

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Solaris chronicles the ultimate futility of attempted communications with the extraterrestrial life on a far-distant planet. Solaris, with whom Terran scientists are attempting communication, is almost completely covered with an ocean that is revealed to be a single, planet-encompassing organism. What appear to be waves on its surface are later revealed to be the equivalents of muscle contractions.

Kris Kelvin arrives aboard the scientific research station hovering (via anti-gravity generators) near the oceanic surface of the planet Solaris. The scientists there have studied the planet and its ocean for many decades, a scientific discipline known as Solaristics, which over the years has degenerated to simply observe, record and categorize the complex phenomena that occur upon the surface of the ocean. Thus far, they have only achieved the formal classification of the phenomena with an elaborate nomenclature — yet do not understand what such activities really mean in a strictly scientific sense. Shortly before psychologist Kelvin’s arrival, the crew has exposed the ocean to a more aggressive and unauthorized experimentation with a high-energy X-ray bombardment. Their experimentation gives unexpected results and becomes psychologically traumatic for them as individually flawed humans.

The ocean’s response to their aggression exposes the deeper, hidden aspects of the personalities of the human scientists — whilst revealing nothing of the ocean’s nature itself. To the extent that the ocean’s actions can be understood, the ocean then seems to test the minds of the scientists by confronting them with their most painful and repressed thoughts and memories. It does this via the materialization of physical human simulacra; Kelvin confronts memories of his dead lover and guilt about her suicide. The torments of the other researchers are only alluded to but seem even worse than Kelvin’s personal purgatory.

The ocean’s intelligence expresses physical phenomena in ways difficult for their limited earth science to explain, deeply upsetting the scientists. The alien (extraterrestrial) mind of Solaris is so greatly different from the human mind of (objective) consciousness that attempts at inter-species communications are a dismal failure.

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Santa Monica, California 1955

Santa Monica, California 1955

Reflection. Lost in Paradise.

Reflection. Lost in Paradise.

Myeongbeom Kim

Myeongbeom Kim

Steal

Steal