Hopefully I’m not going to spend a lot of time describing new additions to the Aotearoa property in this series of posts, primarily featuring the Temple of TILE and inclusive gallery. But I really missed the temple in the meantime, and any land I live on doesn’t seem complete without a version of it. So here’s the newest model, a type of throwback version even.
We start with a long shot of the gallery to give a spacial relationship with the much larger (8 times larger, volume-wise) Edwardston Station *Sky*box Gallery. And, just to remind, the main (I suppose) Edwardston Station Gallery is still on the ground, and houses the same 100 collages of the 10×10 that the skystation version does. I know — very redundant. I’m thinking more and more one or the other has to go, and it may be the sky version that will be deleted. But let me just move on to more descriptions of the temple and the subject will most likely come up again.
So the temple “floats” about 15 meters above the top of the much larger cube. The temple is 30mx30mx30m; the big cube, or Edwardston Skystation, is 60mx60mx60m.
Hucka D. and I chatted about this front of the temple a bit in a recent post. It’s the old one that was last present on, let’s see, could it be all the way back to the Rubi property? Maybe so, and if so, it hasn’t been rezzed in almost a year. More of the story of the front here, and how Baker Blinker “found” the silvery map on a cube in the very center of the temple, in fact, inside the spinning Tyle Cube itself.
The new development or twist in that temple front story is the subsequent discovery of another registered population place that perhaps should have been on this map but wasn’t included for some reason. In fact, it’s the only village that would be included in the square on present topographic maps besides Rubie and Silver themselves. This would be Joplin. About the only thing in Joplin as far as interesting businesses go is Black Dog Design, which he says has something to do with all this in a sneaky kind of way. But the absence of Joplin is the main thing Hucka D. says to notice about this. He states this has something to do directly with the Joplin Tree that was suppose to grow from an imported seed in the middle of Big Sink, but for some reason didn’t, perhaps tragically so.
Well, I thought, if it’s not included on this map why not just add a marker to the map in some way to indicate its “missing” location. The result is what I’ve been calling the Joplin ball or sphere, whose ruddy mass is presently located partly inside the temple, as seen in the picture below. The other side juts out from the temple front and into the transparent map itself, marking the Joplin location (not pictured).
Now is it just me or does that yellow sphere in the nearby photograph seem to flying directly toward the location of the Joplin sphere? I put that photograph there several hours before thinking about creating the sphere; maybe it’s another “sign” that the Joplin archetype, as it extends into Big Sink, is a subject well worth further study.
Another shot of the temple from above, looking down into the interior of the larger cube below.
Then a snapshot looking up from the bottom of the big cube toward the temple. I think it looks pretty cool way up there from this location.
Looking down again.