Scream Collage I created this image by overlaying a profile picture of me onto a photo of All Saints Way in the North End of Boston. Fortunately I was able to meet the man who created this labor of love. He is a devout Catholic, well into his 80’s, who knows every parish in the greater Boston area. He asked where I was from and he rattled off St. Theresa’s, the local church where my kids spent every Tuesday evening at Scouts. If you get the chance to head over…read more
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Platform Composition At the time I created this composite image, I was reading the book “Where Good Ideas Come From” by Steven Johnson. It talks about how we stand on the shoulders of others. Specifically he describes how the ideas and work that we create is the product of the mixing of ideas and platforms within our minds. it’s a kind of serendipity. Innovation is taking the building blocks of what’s around us and configuring them to meet another need. Ideas can be for products, art, or any other discipline….read more
Question: Why is there Islamophobia, but not Christianity-phobia, Hinduism-phobia or Buddhism-phobia? Response: A phobia is defined as an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. Perhaps Islamophobia is a poor term. Because, there are certainly good rational reasons to fear a religion when it’s adherents call for death as punishment for apostasy. It is very rational to fear such a consequence. If there was a suffix that signified rational fear of something, I would replace phobia with it. For now, let’s just use the word fear. So Islamophobia…read more
Sun Runes this is an altered photograph of some unusual patterns of light I saw on the wall of a building in Chicago last year. The images remind me of runes. I’ll probably use this image as part of another collage or shadow box.
Question: Are You True to Yourself or Are You Living According to Other People’s Expectations? Response: What is this “yourself” that you should be true to? Isn’t it an amalgamation of your upbringing, influences of friends (and enemies), etc all merged into a slippery and ever changing self image? Don’t you wear clothing because of what society deems as acceptable? You eat food as its been prepared for you? Don’t you respond to your environment in ways that millennia of evolutionary adaptation has prepared you to? Do you not speak…read more
Three more of my poems have been accepted for publication. Immersed, That Time, and Of Cider and Softness will appear in Rue Scribe. Please click on over to read them . If you enjoyed this post, please like and share. Verse Us – Poems I write: haiku, senryu, mesostics, free verse, random word constructions, I might even use rhyme or meter once and a while. Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video,…read more
Here is a collection of Cinemagraphs that I’ve created over the years. Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs, forming a video clip.