Good Job Luc! Inspiration for me as I continue to work to spread the benefits of Reason, Reality and Rational Egoism to my fellow citizens.
Wow! While I didn't "hate" this sculpture when I first saw it, I can't say that I really "saw" the possibilities of what I was seeing till your commentary helped to open my eyes. Now, I really "see" this sculpture!
Thanks, Michael. I'm glad you enjoyed it. You know, on some level, that response--eventually "seeing" the artwork--is what I experience with almost all works of art. It's amazing how much a "reading" enhances one's understanding!
As a recent TED speaker observed, knowledge increased enjoyment as well as understanding. You are helping to created both, thanks.
One detail, it is a often repeated story made up or imagined by a poorly informed american text book writer that people in Christopher Columbus's era believed the earth was flat. This is untrue. Educated people of the time all knew the earth was round and even knew its approximate size. It was well know by common sailors that the explanation for why you could see the tops of other ships and cliffs before the bottom was because of the earth's curvature. When Christopher lobbied for funding his recorded pleadings included the argument that he could reach the East by sailing West. That why Native Americans were called Indians! Sailing as far as Christopher ventured had many well know risks, but falling of the earth was not one of them.
John Everett Millais