" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

September 2, 2013

Woman with fish on head?

Woman with fish on head?
I'm reading Douglas Adams book The Salmon of Doubt and I see a picture by the Scottish artist John Bellany (who just passed away) called 'Woman with fish on head' .

I was just reading about Adams' travels in Madagascar in the book and see another picture of a woman with a fish on her head which links back to this 
wonderful photo blog of Madagascar ,
Adams mentions my hometown of Brisbane in  
The Salmon of Doubt, as well.
Adams says he was reading a pamphlet about how Brisbane was established as a penal colony to send prisoners who had broken the law again once they had arrived in Australia.
I didn't know this before having read that, and I've lived here all my life.
I told my son about Brisbane being established as a penal colony to send prisoners who had broken the law again, once they had arrived in Australia, and he said 

"I know I just heard it today when we were doing a tour of the 
old Bogo Road Jail in Brisbane".
"Bellany was born and brought up at Port Seton, a fishing village east of Edinburgh. 
His father and grandfather were both fishermen at Port Seton and Eyemouth. 
Accounts of the Eyemouth disaster in which a great storm wiped out almost the entire male population of the village had an early, profound influence on Bellany. 
In common with much of Bellany's work this painting contains a strong autobiographical element. 
It depicts two fishermen gutting fish in a boat named 
'Star of Bethlehem'. 
As a schoolboy Bellany often worked at gutting fish and 
'Star of Bethlehem' was an actual boat based in Eyemouth. 
Despite these biographical references, the image itself remains enigmatic, inviting yet resisting explanation.
I also find this painting above interesting since I've been getting into 
shamanism and having a few owl syncs lately.
Shamanism and Tea Drinking
Celtic Scream 1969 Oil on canvas
This painting above reminded me of the movie,
Monkeybone,  for some reason.
"In a coma, a cartoonist finds himself trapped within his own 
underground creation and must find a way to get back, 
while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone.
John Bellany Self-Portrait 1988
John Bellany
Bellany was born in '42 (18 June 1942 – 28 August 2013)
Douglas Adams died in 2001, the year Monkeybone was released.  
  Looking at the monolithic shaped gravestone of Douglas Adams 
and reading this passage titled, 'Predicting The Future'
 from his book 'The Salmon of Doubt', makes you wonder if
 the god he never believed in was having a good silent chuckle
 over his shoulder.
 - "So, as we stand on the brink of a new millennium, peering up 
at the shiny cliff face of change that confronts us,
like Kubrick's apes gibbering in front of the great black monolith,
how can we possibly hope to guess what's to come?"
2001: A Space Odyssey
Also in The Salmon of Doubt Adams was asked what would be his idea of the greatest day out in his life
He said,  "I've already had this, in fact it was in 1968, a friend of mine and I took the day off school, went up to London, and saw 2001 in Cinerama in the afternoon and Simon & Garfunkel at the 
Albert Hall in the evening"
Ironically, Adams would die in 2001 and be buried in a
North London cemetery. 
For whom the Bell(any) tolls?-) 'Church by a Harbour'
The painting above reminds me of one of Lyall Watson's
 favourite churches by a harbour in Greece.  

Lyall remembered

When asked "where was your favourite place when you where
 on the road of Last Chance to See?" 
Adams said, "Madagascar - though in fact it was a prelude to 
I loved the forest and the lemurs and the warmth of the people".
Interestingly, the guy who voices the monkey in Monkeybone 
is playing a character by the name of Seti in the movie 'Exodus'
 being made by Ridley SCOTT(land?) at the moment. 
 John Turturro ... Seti .
Sigourney Weaver is also in this movie, which is funny because 
a red line was under the name Ridley when I was typing  this comment, 
asking if I meant Ripley?!  
Exodus: Gods and Kings
 I have this little painting hanging on the side of my bookcase 
of a Rainbow Trout that I bought a while back on the internet, 
after a rainbow trout sync I had.
Since I bought Adams book 
"The Salmon of Doubt", I've been referring to the painting as the 
"Rainbow Trout of Doubt". 

Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard’s Fish-Head Dioramas

"The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time 
is a posthumous collection of previously published 
and unpublished material by Douglas Adams
It consists largely of essays about technology and life experiences, 
but its major selling point is the inclusion of the incomplete 
novel on which Adams was working at the time of his death, 
The Salmon of Doubt 
(from which the collection gets its title, 
a reference to the Irish myth of the Salmon of Knowledge).
English editions of the book were published in the USA 
and UK in May 2002
exactly one year after the author's death."  
                                                                      The Salmon of Doubt

1 comment:

  1. Good synchro between you and your son! Now I need to follow the rest of this synchro trail...