Saturday, May 24, 2008

Jet Trails

Our south and west skies are constant sources of inspiration for Marcia's series of Jet Trail quilts. The atmospheric conditions highlight the jet con-trails some days more than others, and Saturday's display was particularly impressive.

The images that fill the sky are familiar to everyone alive today. Even jungle tribes who have never seen a car, to say nothing of an airplane, connect with these lines in the sky. This collective consciousness (a real modern-day Jungian archetype for you psychology students) is powerful and makes human connections all around the globe.

Here the contrails bend and cross each other in transit across the skies. How fortunate we humans are that the blue of the sky and the green of the trees are the color spectrums that register through our eyes to our brains!

The white puffy cumulus and the wispy stratus add another dimension. Maybe we'll see some personification of these additions in Marcia's future work.
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