Thursday, March 29, 2007

Earth Moods

For months I haven't known how videos end up on Blogger. If successful, when I hit the button "PUBLISH", I will have figured it out. If successful, the video Alex created for my recently finished altered book Earth Moods is uploaded for viewing.

The statement got sort of "lost" is size and color. Here it is:

Earth Moods

Does the Earth feel angry when man drills for oil? Are rainbow the way our planet smiles? Does the Earth have moods?

I was drawn to this 1925 poetry book by Hervey Allen entitled Earth Moods. I wondered about tornados and tsunamis, tidal waves and droughts. I wondered, “Is these the manifestations of the Earth’s moods?” By altering the volume, I explored the idea that our celestial sphere is a living, ever-changing organism, alive even as it is inert, fragile but fully capable to erupt in earthquakes and blow off steam through geysers. The pages combine the original poetry text with images, facts, and elementary school questions. Data include statistics on the Earth’s size, shape, geological formations, weather phenomena, erosion projections, information on plate tectonics, and measurements of the highest mountains and the longest rivers as well as other interesting numbers. My wish is that viewers contemplate human emotions when facing ecological issues.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

What a WONDRFUL book. thank you for sharing and presenting it in such a lovely slide show. It made viewing the book even more enjoyable. So glad you figured it out!