Art is inexplicable and has a dream-power that radiates from the night mind. Edward Hirsch 
Here comes emergence: the sprouting of levels has been construed, by many, in terms of it. Simone Gozzano 
A faint petroglyph figure appeared as a whisper, a downward form or body …
Gravity determines what we feel to be true. Material bodies pulled toward the center. A tellurian beckoning. Then, with a certain spirit, “… see the identity of the law of gravitation with purity of heart.” as Emerson phrased this embracing ambition. 
As counter to this urgent pull, emergence from the center yearns through darkling levels to a revealing. Emergence a shedding, a sprouting, pushing outward, upward into the surprising light. Upright, the dignity of light mind balances a tenuous attention tendrilled with a trailing downright dark - the night mind.
… A faint petroglyph figure appeared as a whisper, a downward form or body. The surface of the metallicked, densely textured stone face intrigued me. I photographed and later looked closely, with surprise and dissolving consideration. As the figure emerged through the patina, a vesicle, a natural cavity, in the rock suggested a possible physical relationship, fleeting and speculative, as an origin, a tension of becoming. A purity of heart.
Images - follow this petroglyph stone through various visual iterations, imagining into the fact of stone the elusive presence of the marking, thereby participating with emergence and descent. http://rockartoregon.com/emergence
 Edward Hirsch in The Demon and the Angel: searching for the sources of artistic inspiration. (2002)
 Simone Gozzano. The Compatability of Downward Causation and Emergence. In Philosophical and scientific perspectives on downward causation. Michele Paolini Paoletti and Francesco Orilia, eds. (2017)
 Ralph Waldo Emerson in an 1838 letter.
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