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Elizabeth Gentile

Harnessing the Energy of the Human Body

Caroling Geary

Healing Energy - Center of Vision, Hallow Hollow

Gulf Coast, USA

00:07:30 UTC 24 September 2005

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© 2005 Caroling Geary, Some Rights Reserved. Creative Commons License

Caption

The title a "Hallow Hollow" alludes to unseen energy with great consequences formed between empty spaces in a skull, between two hands put together, and the eye of a great storm.

The 2005 September Equinox, a hurricane, and the World Wide Panorama event came together from September 21-25. This movie shows a satellite image of the storm swirling a person who is in prayer. In a hallow hollow within her mind's eye spins the image of a sculpture. The sculpture is a concrete form filling the void within hands placed together. This position connotes praying, reverently honoring the other, or a clap of recognition. This concentrates healing energy; perhaps more real than the focusing hands. A void within a cavity within the eye of the hurricane is a still axis amid the whirl.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on September 24 that Hurricane Rita's center slammed into the extreme southwest coast of Louisiana near Sabine Pass, Texas, with winds of 120 mph at 2:30 a.m. CT (Central Time, 07:30 UTC). It was a class 3 hurricane. It followed previous Hurricane Katrina that had ravaged the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Especially hard hit were thousands of people trapped and fleeing from the flooded city of New Orleans. The government at all levels failed to respond well, creating a human tragedy. It was reported in excruciating detail in the media, so people far and wide were sensitized and terrorized by the second Hurricane Rita, said to be the third strongest category 5 wind ever recorded over the Gulf and headed in the same general direction as Katrina. The GPS coordinates where the hurricane came ashore are farther west than those for the person and sculpture (29:43:33N, 93:51:45W).

Coping with massive earth energy requires inner strength and concentration. In a sense, this is being centered. The link below takes you to a movie called "Into the Void". It demonstrates energy involved in centering.

Additional Caption: Behind the scene : how this object movie was made ▼


About energy: http://www.wholeo.net/Caroling/channel/energy.htm

About the sculpture: Into the Void: http://www.wholeo.net/Trips/Art/FL/movies/theVoid/intoTheVoid.htm

http://www.wholeo.net/

Location

USA-Canada / USA-Mississippi

Lat: 30° 18' 50" N
Long: 86° 05' 26" W

Elevation: 21 feet

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Equipment

Canon 300D (Digital Rebel) SLR camera, EF-S 10-22mm lens at 22mm, RAW. Head photos: ISO 200, f4.5 at 1/5 second. The Void sculpture photos: ISO 100, f4.5 at 1/13 second. Graphic modifications in Adobe Photoshop CS. Object movie created with Apple's QuickTime VR Authoring Studio 1.01. Assembled with satellite photo in QuickTime 7 Pro.

Behind the scene : how this object movie was made

There are three levels to this work.

The top is a satellite image of the hurricane. The hurricane photo was enhanced by the US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on the Operational Significant Event Imagery (OSEI) site. The photo is here: http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Current/TRCRita267_G12.jpg. An alpha mask makes a window to the other levels.

The middle is the head of person. It is a self-portrait, rotating at 11.25 degrees, for 32 images, taking each photo with a remote control. I welcomed the irregular head movements as being in tune with the turbulent energy of the hurricane winds.

The inner is a sculpture. I made it from a modeling product formed between the closed palms of my hands years ago, in California. The base is unsteady but fixed on a turntable marked with 32 increments, 11.25 degrees apart. The backlit orchid curtain was my choice for lighting along with a few incandescent interior lights. The sculpture needed to be centered on a fixed axis. Some of that had to be modified graphically.

Luckily I had a new computer to composite these images in Photoshop. Each of the 32 stops is composed of three layers. The source file is over 1GB. Purist photographers use "photoshopping" in scorn. I see the art as having the ability to express inner thoughts and states of being that can't be photographed. I enjoy the mix of inner and outer reality.
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