‘Humankind lingers unregeneratively in Plato’s cave, still reveling, it’s age old habit, in mere images of the truth.’ – Susan Sontag: ‘On Photography’
part of the ‘Incidental Corners Series’
‘Another source of the sublime is infinity …. Infinity has a tendency to fill the mind with that sort of delightful horror, which is the most genuine effect and truest test of the sublime.’ – Edmund Burke: ‘A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful.’
‘Whatever is fitted in any sort to excite the ideas of pain and danger, that is to say, whatever is in any sort terrible, or is conversant about terrible objects, or operates in a manner analogous to terror, is a source of the sublime; that is, it is productive of the strongest emotion which the mind is capable of feeling.’ – Edmund Burke: ‘A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful.’
Part of a series of images that seek to capture the sublime amidst the derelict, conjur beauty from the ugly.
Pascal: ‘When I consider the small space I occupy and which I see swallowed up in the infinite immensity of spaces of which I know nothing and which knows nothing of me, I take fright and am amazed to see myself here rather than there: there is no reason for me to be here rather than there, now rather than then.’