The Wire Snowman & the Dark Abyss
EAGLE VALLEY, Oregon, South Wallowas [click photo for next . . . ]
On the road in the American Northwest.
. . . A Nighttime Meditation on the Dark Abyss
of Runaway Economies . . .
Symbols refer to meaning
as currency refers to value:—
only in a highly abstract and intellectual way.
The danger with such abstraction
is that it tends to wander off on its own,
losing its basis in actual earth-bound fact.
symbols may refer only to other symbols,
and meaning then becomes
merely a systemic property
inferred from the symbols themselves;
value may no longer be grounded
in natural richness,
but simply in more currency itself.
Before we realize it,
it will seem logical
to say that life began with a bang,
and markets must end with:—
All Photographs & texts by Cliff Crego © 1999-2011 picture-poems.com