[ ]
[ ]
Photos from Olympus
D-300L digital camera
Note: The 4 large pictures on this page were taken in January 1997 -- before digital cameras were in widespread use.
[ ]
[ Abiko cat ]
[ Read about it: Abiko cat kills 3 mice in 1 week! ]Abiko resting on a pile of clothes, behind a newspaper. (Wanna see mice? More Abiko? Abiko and Jethra together? New cat: Misu? A folk art wooden cat?)
 
[ Concrete Angel ]
 
Concrete angel in back yard.
(Barbed wire is behind wood fence.)
 
[ ]
[ Knotted letter symbol ]
Knotted letter symbol
[ ]
[ See image at right! ]My signature seal stamp, modelled on the design of a 17th/18th century messenger's letter case in the collection of the Suntory Museum, Tokyo.... I have often used it instead of signing my name, or stamped it over my signature, since "my name" is something I did not choose, i.e., is not really mine, whereas this image and symbol is.
[ ]
The knotted letter image alludes to poems the characters in The Tale of Genji exchanged*.... Present-day Japanese tie prayers written on small pieces of paper, into knots to attach them to Buddhist temples and the trees around them, so that, sometimes, the trees look in summer as if covered with snow.... There is a many-layer (polysemous) connection between my interest in communication, and this symbol of a "knotted letter"....

See also: My Chinese Cat 'chop'!
[ ]
[ ]
[ Click to see larger image of messenger's box! ]
[ ]
[ Learn about Brad McCormick's knotted letter signature seal and 'cat chop' ]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ] See also reference to real life instance of a knotted letter, in entry #181 in The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon.
[ ] [ ]
[ Jethra cat ]
Jethra
(1984?-98)
· under
sofa

· outside
wanting
in
[ ]
[ See my cats! Follow photo 'ring'! ] [ Doraemon and Fortune Cat wish you good luck! ] [ ]
[ ]
  [ Dates of early digital photos ] Digital:  
[ ]
Angel    03 Jan 1997
Abiko 05 Jan 1997
Knot 05 Jan 1997
Jethra 18 Jan 1997
[ ]
[ Abiko and Jethra together ]
[ ]
See more digital photographs (Misu kitten).
See photo of Sebastopol, CA forest (35mm film processed to Photo CD).
See photo of House in symmetrical repose (Photo CD).
See more digital photographs (A demolition contractor's grave site).
See more digital photographs (Plumbing as art).
 
[ See early digital photos of my envelope art ]Return to Envelope Art base page (More early digital photos).
See web art (various media) on this website.

Return to Brad McCormick's Essays page (Abiko and Jethra).
Return to Brad McCormick's Essays page (digital photos).
 
See more what was on this website in 1997.
 
What's new on this website?
Go to website Table of Contents.
Return to Brad McCormick's home page.
Return to site map.
[ What's new here? ]
[ ] [ Go to Site Map! ] [ ] [ Go to website Table of Contents! ] [ ] [ Go home! (BMcC website Home page!) ] [ ]
[ ]

http://www.cloud9.net/~bradmcc/photos.html
Copyright © 1998-2005 Brad McCormick, Ed.D.
bradmcc@cloud9.net [ Email me! ]
21 April 2008 (2008-04-21 ISO 8601)
v02.06
?400?
[ ]
[ ]
[ Loose HTML 4.01 Checked! Test me! ]
[ ]
[ Learn about cat 'chop' (Chinese engraved seal)! ] [ ]
[ ]