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

- Jake Kotze

March 15, 2018

The Call of Cthulhu?!

I saw the above artistic image of a giant octopus coming out of the Colosseum on my Bing search homepage and couldn't help thinking of Howard Phillips Lovecraft's 'The Call of Cthulhu'.
Traveling Artist Uses Paper Cut-Outs to Transform Landmarks into Playful Scenes
March 15th is the anniversary of the death of H. P. Lovecraft, so I don't know if this Bing image ties into that fact at all, but I had recently bought the works of H. P. Lovecraft specifically to read the 'The Call of Cthulhu', because of my reading of Peter Levenda's 'The Dark Lord', where 'The Call of Cthulhu' is central to Levenda's book.

Peter Levenda also has another book called 'The Lovecraft Code' which I wouldn't mind reading soon.
"Drawing on decades of experience, author and historian Peter Levenda turns to the novel as the best and perhaps only way to tell a story that has to be told - that hidden within the tales of America's most iconic writer of gothic horror, H.P. Lovecraft, runs a vein of actual terror."
I'll be writing a few more posts about Paperboyo's art in upcoming posts, as his work seems to be syncing with my work and the subjects I've been coming across recently.
Synchronicity, 42 and Owls?
Weirdly enough, I had planned to start reading Lovecraft's stories once I had finished reading 'Eat, Pray, Love' (which I'm only a third of the way through at the moment).
Eat, Pray, Love(craft)?-)
I have a lot of posts coming up about 'Eat, Pray, Love' and the author, which is why I have been taking my time to read it.
I've only read the part of 'Eat, Pray, Love' that covers the author's travels in Italy, but I have seen the movie twice (a movie that I didn't really like all that much), so I have a good idea of how that book pans out.
Does Julia Roberts say Ketut told me to, or Cthulhu told me to, in that 'Eat Pray, Love' clip below?-)
Kind of sounds the same to me.
It's a bit hard to work out what's playing out in the "collective unconsciousness" of the art world at the moment, but when in careful;-)
The (Love) Shack?
Around the World in Cut-Outs

1 comment:

Maria Rigel said...

I came across Lovecraft in my teens, and ended up reading everything he ever wrote! (Not hard, he wrote mostly short stories). My favorite is still one of the first ones I read, "The quest for unknown Kadath". If you're reading Lovecraft, I recommend you read that one.