Oh, My Soul

Over the last couple weeks I’ve found myself in a number on conversations with different people about the nature of the soul. The soul is one of those subjects that everyone has an opinion of but nobody really knows what the darn thing is or even if it really exists. Interestingly, I had a dream the other night in which I saw my soul! It was basically a globe with lots of geometric shapes attached that was constantly changing at a rapid rate. I’ve made a quick little black and white animation that kind of gets it across. In the dream there was an ever-changing riot of pattern and color on each of the geometric shapes. Maybe at some point I’ll do a color version of this to make it complete.

  1. Mike Bird January 26th, 2010 12:32 am

    Reminds me of the “Wathans” from Farmer’s “Riverworld”.

  2. Mike Bird January 26th, 2010 12:33 am

    …..now that I think about it, I don’t know WHY it does, but it does.

  3. Zack Blackstone January 26th, 2010 8:50 pm

    I used to work at an animation studio and I remember one day at lunch my workmates were discussing where in the body the soul resides. Such a banal discussion was the limit of ‘philosophy’ allowed by the catholic church in the middle ages ( discuss anything that might actually affect real change in the world was a good way to get you dead ). I was being a smart arse when I said ,” It’s behind the eyes, because the eyes are the window of the soul “, but they took me literally and considered it. Anyway, that’s the only time I’ve discussed ‘the soul’- when I paid my bills as an animator, and now here you are, animating your soul!

  4. therewasme January 27th, 2010 12:44 am

    I want this as a screensaver where the soul floats around the screen as it changes.

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  7. Jason February 6th, 2010 6:33 am

    Reminds me of Mckenna’s self transforming fractal machine elves, or Krishna when they reveal themselves to Arjuna. (I hope i got those names right!)

    Always loved your work, Rick!

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