Work of Art by grouping unrelated objects


The die has been cast. Ra the Egyptian Sun King and creator of all deities has risen on a new horizon.  Let those with eyes see. Let those with ears hear.

In the beginning was the WORD:

From: Genesis 1:26

Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.

From: Habakkuk 2

I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guard post… This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place…

From: Radio Columbia Broadcasting System – Orson Wells’ 1938 infamous transmittal

Citizens of the nation: I shall not try to conceal the gravity of the situation that confronts the country… Fortunately, this formidable enemy is still confined to a comparatively small area… (we must be) consecrated to the preservation of human supremacy on this earth.

From: Wikipedia

The term Übermensch or Superman was used frequently by Hitler and the Nazi regime to describe their idea of a biologically superior Aryan or Germanic master race…The Nazi notion of the master race also spawned the idea of  “inferior humans” (Untermenschen) who should be dominated and enslaved.

From: National Geographic

In the wee hours of August 13, 1961, as Berliners slept, Soviet soldiers began building fences …to seal off entry points from occupied East Berlin into the western part of the city. 28 miles long and 9 feet high, with barbed wire at the top, East German guards armed with machine guns, stood on 300 watch towers firing upon any who attempted to cross it.

From: National Air Space Museum

On July 29, 1969, the US Lunar Module Eagle, carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon. Upon exiting the spacecraft, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon as he proclaimed: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

From: Web Growth List

Cynthia Breazeal is a robotics genius who designs, engineers, and creates social robots. Her work on human-robot interaction is revolutionary, pioneering the development of how science is designing and creating social robots including a personal assistant robot called JIBO in 2014.

From: Stephen Hawking – BBC News 2014

The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race…It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.

From: New York Times

March 2023, OpenAI released GPT-4 to the public. Google then released a rival chatbot named BARD

From: Mo Gawdat – ex CEO of Google

AI is a bigger threat than nuclear weapons.

From: Elon Musk

I’m increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish. I mean with artificial intelligence we’re summoning the demon.

From:  YouTube – The Virtual Children’s Choir remembering the holocaust: Song Never Again

How could it be?
The world was blind
Was no one there?
To make a stand…

The years have passed
We still recall
The spirit left
Inspires us all…

From: Leonard Cohen’s poem Anthem

There is a crack, a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in…



©Katalin Kennedy

Read at Cornwall Ontario, Cline House Gallery  – “Words of Art”

From the art of Peter Leclair  “The Watch Tower”

March 24, 2024


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