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More CNB phone convo April 9, 2008

Filed under: Hidalgo County, NM,Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 6:50 am
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bb:

Hi CNB.

CNB:

Hello baker b.

bb:

Up for some more discussion tonight?

CNB:

Right, let’s do it.

bb:

So beforehand we agreed that I can tell more of your story now. Thanks, btw, for sending me the photos I inserted in the post just below this one. Interesting story about how the two works influenced each other.

CNB:

You’re welcome. Right, these were very popular in Lordsburg at the time, but I suppose in retrospect it was more a local joke. Took a lot of time to rearrange those signs, actually. Then after I was finished with the work I had to put them back together the way they were.

bb:

How long were you allowed to leave the rearranged signs up?

CNB:

Longer than you would suppose. The “Rebel Ho’s” sign stayed up for a number of months. Same with the Sherwin Williams sign.

bb:

Did you do any more work of this kind?

CNB:

Yeah, a couple more sculptie pieces. And then the art, the painting. You’ve prompted me to tell the reader here about the Star Series, I believe, and the connection with the hedge.

bb:

Now I must admit up front that I have a hard time believing you used the same hedge maze I just bought from SL Exchange to set up your original SL gallery.

CNB:

I mean, you may have caught me on this. Did I mention I’m almost 100 years old?! I remember it being the same but maybe, even probably, it wasn’t. But I remember it as so still. Give me that one at least.

bb:

Alright I’ll overlook that. And I suppose it’s remotely possible that it could be the same hedge maze, or something quite similar. Another story you haven’t told in these phone interviews yet — but have related to me via email — is how the boxed version of the hedge maze, before you opened it, got lost inside The Man statue.

CNB:

Yes, this was actually before the funeral of my brother. You were inaccurate (in turn!) about me logging on to SL only at that time. I set up Lemon World considerably before this; I recall several months before.

bb:

Your maze gallery was called Lemon World.

CNB:

That’s correct. And it featured the Star Series. But it was never actualized in SL. I lost it!

bb:

Inside The Man…

CNB:

After much scrutiny and deliberation, I decided that the gallery should be “opened” at the very center of SL at the time, or the central square of Linden City which also contained The Man. In short fashion I realized that The Man had to be the central element in the gallery as well, replacing the fountain provided for this center. I had all the 25-26 Star paintings prepared. I had selected the 10 works for the interior area…

bb:

You’ll have to give us a drawing of the plans sometime.

CNB:

Hard to remember now exactly how it was set up…

bb:

How did you loose it inside The Man again?

CNB:

Well, like I said, I had to open the whole maze up where the center point would be. And I decided that The Man was to be the center… couldn’t figure out any other way it would work. But when I moved the box inside The Man for a test run, I couldn’t retrieve it. It was then that I learned I hadn’t backed up my work well enough. In effect, I’d lost the work of a couple of weeks.

bb:

Did you know how to scan The Man to get the contents out? Did you contact anyone about the loss?

CNB:

Yes, I did scan The Man and saw the box inside, but then the death of my brother happened… I was sidetracked. When I logged back in it wasn’t there. And before I could formulate a letter Alpha version of SL had shifted to Beta, and The Man moved more to the corner of the Natoma sim as most everything else was wiped.

bb:

And the box was not in The Man when you returned?

CNB:

No.

bb:

What about the burning of the old rusty wagon?

CNB:

Well, I think that’s a symbol of the loss of my work, which was a summary of my composites.

bb:

So the burn didn’t happen.

CNB:

Oh, it happened. I just can’t remember exactly when. The Man caught on fire, or so it appeared to onlookers. That’s because the wagon was so close.

bb:

So when did the burning take place in respect to loosing the maze gallery inside The Man?

CNB:

At the same time!

bb:

I’m not understanding…

CNB:

The burn was set up as a promotion for the gallery. The old rusty wagon was there in SL… it was the same as the boxed maze/gallery.

bb:

I’m still not understanding…

CNB:

I don’t quite understand it myself! The maze was lost inside The Man, and at the same time the burn happened, where The Man looked like it was on fire but it wasn’t, in a virtual way.

bb:

Well, I still don’t quite get it. Let’s move on to other subjects and maybe we’ll circle back to this. Now what about this portal you requested me to also attempt to find for you?

CNB:

The gallery created a portal between Second Life and Real Life. The burning, I mean. I think. Anyway, there’s definitely a portal.

bb:

And this portal is in or around The Man? Still?

CNB:

I believe so.

bb:

Did your maze box go back through this portal?

CNB:

Yeah, I think so.

bb:

So it’s in this world or something?

CNB:

You see, I didn’t know about Burning Man at the time, or that Second Life was influenced by that event at all. Burning Life only started in 2003.

bb:

Chuck, you must have had a vision.

CNB (after a pause):

Yes. Yes, I believe so.

bb:

So let’s say the burning of the wagon and loosing the boxed maze inside The Man happened at once.

CNB:

Right, let’s do that.

bb:

Did you keep logging into SL after that? After the funeral?

CNB:

Things changed after the funeral.

bb:

So that’s a no?

CNB:

I returned to Pollock’s grave and the vision induced by the pattern of rocks on top of his gravestone.

bb:

In Green River cemetery. On the tip of Long Island.

CNB:

Long becomes Long Hope there. The pattern was a circle of 12 with the 12th removed.

(to be continued)

 

One Response to “More CNB phone convo”

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