I. Out of the Blue
Set in a quiet blue world, A Million Suns tells a story of one man’s search for his future.
In Part I, his high-pressure existence comes crashing down when he encounters a fissure in the ground. This discovery triggers a chain of events that sends him to the ends of the earth and forces him to face what his life may or may not be.
In the beginning, we looked up at the stars to divine the future. How do we find this future now? Will there be a sign or a signal?
For this one man’s quest, his life is about to veer off its projected course, into the blue world of A Million Suns.
How To Choose When You Can't Choose (carl jung, james hollis, art exhibitions by year)
I have some art news! My cyanotype artwork graced the catalog cover of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) based out of California State University! A big thank you to Ann Jastrab, Executive Director of the Center for Photographic Art, for recommending my work to OLLI.
This catalog is beautifully printed and features the cyanotype art of other artists like Christina Z. Anderson, Brenton Hamilton, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Robert Langham III, Emma Powell, and Brian Taylor. If you want to see amazing cyanotype work, download a pdf copy of the catalog. Also, why not sign up for a continuing education course? The classes will be through Zoom this fall, so anyone can join! Their offerings run the gamut of art, history, literature, writing, and current events.
For the front cover, OLLI chose The Unremembered Gate—an image I created in 2012. Reflecting on this image, I realize I’ve changed a lot. For example, the way I approach choices now is more “grown-up” than before. In this article, I explain what I mean by recounting my journey and referencing the ideas of psychoanalyst Carl Jung. If you’re deciding between two jobs, two choices, or two life paths, I hope this article helps!
How Going To Work Is Like A Hollywood Movie (storytelling)
Could we look at going to work as a hero’s journey just like in the movies? How would that go? Hollywood movies like Joy follow the arc of the Hero’s Journey, popularized by Joseph Campbell who first identified this universal pattern in mythological stories from around the world.