Jeanne Shannon

 

ALTERNATIVE NEWS, AND NOTES FROM THE PASTEL JOURNAL

April rainfall near the North Pole.

Sheila Goodman paints the land and aqueous scenery of England’s countryside.

“Rain in the High Arctic in April is nothing short of bizarre,” said David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada.

At the border between Hampshire and Dorset.

Yes, honeybees are in terminal decline.

Goodman’s “Summer Watermeadow”: Yellow trees, abstract in the green mirror of the water.

What will we eat if all the bees die?

An evening meadow stretches away, purple under a lavender sky.

In 1909 in Popular Mechanics magazine, Nikola Tesla predicted text messaging.

Using either charcoal or acrylic, Goodman establishes the horizon line and places the main elements.

Through experiments in high-voltage electricity and magnetic fields, Tesla discovered that time and space could be breached, or warped, creating a “doorway” that could lead to other times.

She starts with an area where three tones meet.

Physicists posit the possibility of a parallel Earth in which the Twin Towers are still standing and the Hindenburg never exploded.

Rising sun reflected in a blue river.

In Los Alamos, the fast-food cook making your hamburger may be from another galaxy. Classified ads may be secret messages to beings from other dimensions. Crop circles speak to those who can read the code. The Men In Black are said to be here only as observers. But did they murder the reporter who wrote about West Virginia’s Mothman?

Roomscapes. Pastel interiors of Sandra Burshell. Inspiration rooted in the past. Quiet images reminiscent of Degas and Bonnard.

Did Tesla die of natural causes?

 
 

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