Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ouroboros and In the Middle

Longtime readers of this blog will know that at a certain point a dragonish creature appeared as its mascot. This German woodcut isn't very medieval, but it was the best representation of Ouroboros that I could turn up via a Google image search. Why did I desire ouroboros, you ask? I'm glad you are so curious; that trait will serve you well. What creature can symbolize an infinitity of mediality better than a serpent that bites its own tail and becomes an eternal circle?

So thank you, Nelljean Rice, for your words on Ouroborosity and the endbeginning that is the human. I may just swipe the image Eileen used to illustrate your words, and I will certainly keep them in mind as I think about the human for the Kalamazoo panel in the spring.

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