colorado images

It’s time for me to get started with Tumblr.  Well, way past time but it’s finally happening.  You can look forward to a stream of landscape images from Colorado and the American West, all captured on large format film.  I hope you enjoy!

This was from a recent sunrise hike to Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.  I’ve woken up at 2am countless times to hike here before sunrise, but finally I had the right conditions for a good reflection from the lake outlet.  I hope it makes a good starter image for Tumblr!

Have you ever watched a lightning storm in awe? Join the crowd. Oddly, nobody knows exactly how lightning is produced. What is known is that charges slowly separate in some clouds causing rapid electrical discharges (lightning), but how electrical charges get separated in clouds remains a topic of much research. Lightning usually takes a jagged course, rapidly heating a thin column of air to about three times the surface temperature of the Sun. The resulting shock wave starts supersonically and decays into the loud sound known as thunder. Lightning bolts are common in clouds during rainstorms, and on average 44 lightning bolts occur on the Earth every second. Pictured, over 60 images were stacked to capture the flow of lightning-producing storm clouds in July over Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

Credit: Joe Randall

Time And Space

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Close Views Show Saturn’s Rings in Unprecedented Detail

Newly released images showcase the incredible closeness with which NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, now in its “Ring-Grazing” orbits phase, is observing Saturn’s dazzling rings of icy debris.

The views are some of the closest-ever images of the outer parts of the main rings, giving scientists an eagerly awaited opportunity to observe features with names like “straw” and “propellers.” Although Cassini saw these features earlier in the mission, the spacecraft’s current, special orbits are now providing opportunities to see them in greater detail. The new images resolve details as small as 0.3 miles (550 meters), which is on the scale of Earth’s tallest buildings.

Cassini is now about halfway through its penultimate mission phase – 20 orbits that dive past the outer edge of the main ring system. The ring-grazing orbits began last November, and will continue until late April, when Cassini begins its grand finale. During the 22 finale orbits, Cassini will repeatedly plunge through the gap between the rings and Saturn. The first finale plunge is scheduled for April 26.

For now, the veteran spacecraft is shooting past the outer edges of the rings every week, gathering some of its best images of the rings and moons. Already Cassini has sent back the closest-ever views of small moons Daphnis and Pandora.

Some of the structures seen in recent Cassini images have not been visible at this level of detail since the spacecraft arrived at Saturn in mid-2004. At that time, fine details like straw and propellers – which are caused by clumping ring particles and small, embedded moonlets, respectively – had never been seen before. (Although propellers were present in Cassini’s arrival images, they were actually discovered in later analysis, the following year.)

Cassini came a bit closer to the rings during its arrival at Saturn, but the quality of those arrival images (examples: 1, 2, 3) was not as high as in the new views. Those precious few observations only looked out on the backlit side of the rings, and the team chose short exposure times to minimize smearing due to Cassini’s fast motion as it vaulted over the ring plane. This resulted in images that were scientifically stunning, but somewhat dark and noisy.

In contrast, the close views Cassini has begun capturing in its ring-grazing orbits (and soon will capture in its Grand Finale phase) are taking in both the backlit and sunlit side of the rings. Instead of just one brief pass lasting a few hours, Cassini is making several dozen passes during these final months.

“As the person who planned those initial orbit-insertion ring images – which remained our most detailed views of the rings for the past 13 years – I am taken aback by how vastly improved are the details in this new collection,” said Cassini Imaging Team Lead Carolyn Porco, of Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado. “How fitting it is that we should go out with the best views of Saturn’s rings we’ve ever collected.”

After nearly 13 years studying Saturn’s rings from orbit, the Cassini team has a deeper, richer understanding of what they’re seeing, but they still anticipate new surprises.

“These close views represent the opening of an entirely new window onto Saturn’s rings, and over the next few months we look forward to even more exciting data as we train our cameras on other parts of the rings closer to the planet,” said Matthew Tiscareno, a Cassini scientist who studies Saturn’s rings at the SETI Institute, Mountain View, California. Tiscareno planned the new images for the camera team.

Launched in 1997, Cassini has been touring the Saturn system since arriving in 2004 for an up-close study of the planet, its rings and moons, and its vast magnetosphere. Cassini has made numerous dramatic discoveries, including a global ocean with indications of hydrothermal activity within the moon Enceladus, and liquid methane seas on another moon, Titan.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, manages the mission for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. JPL is a division of Caltech in Pasadena. The Cassini imaging operations center is based at Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

TOP IMAGE….Moon Waves and Moon Wakes This Cassini image features a density wave in Saturn’s A ring (at left) that lies around 134,500 km from Saturn. Density waves are accumulations of particles at certain distances from the planet. This feature is filled with clumpy perturbations, which researchers informally refer to as “straw.” The wave itself is created by the gravity of the moons Janus and Epimetheus, which share the same orbit around Saturn. Elsewhere, the scene is dominated by “wakes” from a recent pass of the ring moon Pan.

Two versions of this image are available. This is a lightly processed version, with minimal enhancement, preserving all original details present in the image. The other version (Figure 1) has been processed to remove the small bright blemishes caused by cosmic rays and charged particle radiation near the planet – a more aesthetically pleasing image, but with a slight softening of the finest details.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Dec. 18, 2016. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 34,000 miles (56,000 kilometers) from the rings and looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings. Image scale is about a quarter-mile (340 meters) per pixel.


CENTRE IMAGE….The Propeller Belts in Saturn’s A Ring This image from NASA’s Cassini mission shows a region in Saturn’s A ring. The level of detail is twice as high as this part of the rings has ever been seen before. The view contains many small, bright blemishes due to cosmic rays and charged particle radiation near the planet.

The view shows a section of the A ring known to researchers for hosting belts of propellers – bright, narrow, propeller-shaped disturbances in the ring produced by the gravity of unseen embedded moonlets. Several small propellers are visible in this view. These are on the order of 10 times smaller than the large, bright propellers whose orbits scientists have routinely tracked (and which are given nicknames for famous aviators).

The prominent feature at left is a density wave created by the ring’s gravitational interaction with the moon Prometheus (the 12:11 resonance). Density waves are spiral-shaped disturbances (similar to the spiral arms of galaxies) that propagate through the rings at certain distances from the planet. (For more about density waves, see PIA09894)

Three versions of this image are available. This image is a lightly processed version, with minimal enhancement, preserving all original details present in the image. A second version has circles to indicate the locations of many of the small propellers in the image (Figure 1). The third version has been processed to remove the bright blemishes due to cosmic rays and charged particle radiation – a more aesthetically pleasing image, but with a slight softening of the finest details (Figure 2).

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Dec. 18, 2016. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 33,000 miles (54,000 kilometers) from the rings and looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings. Image scale is about a quarter-mile (330 meters) per pixel.

LOWER IMAGE….Saturn’s B Ring, Finer Than Ever This image shows a region in Saturn’s outer B ring. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft viewed this area at a level of detail twice as high as it had ever been observed before. And from this view, it is clear that there are still finer details to uncover.

Researchers have yet to determine what generated the rich structure seen in this view, but they hope detailed images like this will help them unravel the mystery.

In order to preserve the finest details, this image has not been processed to remove the many small bright blemishes, which are created by cosmic rays and charged particle radiation near the planet.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Dec. 18, 2016. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 32,000 miles (51,000 kilometers) from the rings, and looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings. Image scale is about a quarter-mile (360 meters) per pixel.


BOTTOM IMAGE….Straw in the B Ring’s Edge This image shows a region in Saturn’s outer B ring. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft viewed this area at a level of detail twice as high as it had ever been observed before.

The view here is of the outer edge of the B ring, at left, which is perturbed by the most powerful gravitational resonance in the rings: the “2:1 resonance” with the icy moon Mimas. This means that, for every single orbit of Mimas, the ring particles at this specific distance from Saturn orbit the planet twice. This results in a regular tugging force that perturbs the particles in this location.

A lot of structure is visible in the zone near the edge on the left. This is likely due to some combination of the gravity of embedded objects too small to see, or temporary clumping triggered by the action of the resonance itself. Scientists informally refer to this type of structure as “straw.”

This image was taken using a fairly long exposure, causing the embedded clumps to smear into streaks as they moved in their orbits. Later Cassini orbits will bring shorter exposures of the same region, which will give researchers a better idea of what these clumps look like. But in this case, the smearing does help provide a clearer idea of how the clumps are moving.

This image is a lightly processed version, with minimal enhancement; this version preserves all original details present in the image. Another other version (Figure 1) has been processed to remove the small bright blemishes due to cosmic rays and charged particle radiation near the planet – a more aesthetically pleasing image, but with a slight softening of the finest details.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Dec. 18, 2016. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers) from the rings and looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings. Image scale is about a quarter-mile (360 meters) per pixel.

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As the Women’s March on Washington has swelled in support, attracting attention and supporters in the lead-up to Saturday’s demonstrations, its name has become something of a misnomer.

Sister marches have been organized in all 50 states, and in countries around the world. They have been organized to express solidarity with the aims of the original march: opposition to President Trump’s agenda, and support of women’s rights and human rights in general.

Given the quirks of time zones, many of those marches kicked off before the event that inspired them. In Paris, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Bangkok, Delhi, Cape Town, and other cities, protesters have already broken out their signs and pink hats in solidarity.

Women’s Marches Go Global: Postcards From Protests Around The World

Photos: Getty Images

Sunlight truly has come to Saturn’s north pole. The whole northern region is bathed in sunlight in this view from late 2016, feeble though the light may be at Saturn’s distant domain in the solar system.

The hexagon-shaped jet-stream is fully illuminated here. In this image, the planet appears darker in regions where the cloud deck is lower, such the region interior to the hexagon. Mission experts on Saturn’s atmosphere are taking advantage of the season and Cassini’s favorable viewing geometry to study this and other weather patterns as Saturn’s northern hemisphere approaches Summer solstice.

This view looks toward the sunlit side of the rings from about 51 degrees above the ring plane. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Sept. 9, 2016 using a spectral filter which preferentially admits wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 728 nanometers.

The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 750,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Saturn. Image scale is 46 miles (74 kilometers) per pixel.

The Cassini mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute, Cassini

Time And Space

Kyungsoo Pathcode Explanation

This is going to be quite lengthy so please bear with me. Also please excuse my crappy screenshots and handmade charts, my computer has been acting up and I am about out of patience. 

Disclaimer: These are just my thoughts and opinions, they are not official or confirmed by SM or anything. I didn’t get a chance to read other people’s theories yet, so sorry if I’m being repetitive!

You might want to read this post first to get a basic understanding of what’s going on so far. There’s a summary at the very bottom of this post if you don’t wanna read the whole thing!

LET’S GET STARTED.

So, at first, I was really confused and discouraged by Kyungsoo’s teaser, because it disproved my ring theory and didn’t seem to give any clues. (I guess the rings were just random?). Also, I predicted Chicago, 10:01. I guess it’s possible that in Suho’s teaser the voice said “Meet me in Colorado” not Chicago. I went back and listened and still couldn’t tell. It doesn’t really matter because we know it’s Colorado now. I was right about the time being the same as Kai’s (09:01 in Colorado is 15:01 in London). Which got me thinking about the chronological order of the events in the teasers. 

First, I converted all of the times to Colorado time. 

Then, I put them in order in 3 different ways: 1) as if all of the events happened before Kyungsoo’s teaser and he’s having flashbacks 2) as if everything happens after Kyungsoo’s teaser begins and 3) as if everything happens on the same day.

(The red lines represent the day changing). 

(Keep in mind that this only represents the beginning of each teaser. Since time passes in every teaser, plus everything is dream-like and unreal, it can be assumed that events overlap.) 

I decided to stick with the third column - kind of. Here’s why: Kyungsoo wears 3 different outfits, so we can assume that it’s been more than one day. My guess is that the first day is when he’s in the car, with the black outfit, when he first gets to Colorado. The second day is when he’s in the red shirt, and he’s all frantic and worried and we see those flashes of the other members. The third day is when he’s in the black shirt with the blue stripe, playing with the marbles, just waiting for the others. 

I’ve come up with this order for the events as if Kyungsoo’s teaser is over 3 days. Again, I kind of just made this up based on my own personal theories, and whether it’s true or not doesn’t really make a difference. 

Day 1 (black outfit Kyungsoo)

  • Kyungsoo (09:01, Kyungsoo arrives in Colorado)
  • Kai (09:01)

Day 2 (red shirt Kyungsoo)

  • Tao (03:10)
  • Suho (03:22)
  • Chen (08:01)
  • Lay (08:12)
  • Sehun (9:25)
  • Chanyeol (18:12)
  • Xiumin (22:07)
  • Baekhyun (23:27)

Day 3 (blue outfit Kyungsoo)

  • Kyungsoo waiting for the other members. 

I hope this makes sense. Remember that all of these times are in Colorado time. It’s really confusing to think about. Just imagine that you are Kyungsoo, you’re in Colorado, and throughout the day all these events are taking place all over the world. 

Technically Kai’s could also happen on the second day, but with the whole “Beginning=End” thing, I think his happened simultaneously with Kyungsoo’s. Also, I think Kai has a really important role to play in this whole Exodus because with his teleportation, he’s the only one who can travel between the two worlds. (As we saw in the MAMA mv when he teleported to Luhan). 

PROOF THAT IT IS 3 SEPARATE DAYS

1. the 3 outfits (duh).
2. Kyungsoo wakes up on the third day, we see the sun entering the room. The sun rises way before 09:01am. (no, it’s not the eclipse!!)


3. Speaking of the eclipse, if the first or second column were true, it would mean Sehun and Chen saw the eclipse almost 24 hours apart. No way. I know this isn’t real life, but logically, Chen should see the eclipse first, then Sehun soon after. (*more on the eclipse later*). 
4. When he’s in the red shirt, he sees flashing images of what’s happening to the other members.


5. When he’s in the blue/black shirt, he sort of gazes wistfully at all these images that represent the members’ powers. This suggests that he’s remembering the things that happened the day before. He’s sad or worried, because he already escaped the maze and is in their meeting place, but the others haven’t gotten there yet. (”Meet me in Colorado”)

The images are:

  • a flame for Chanyeol
  • the train from Kai’s teaser
  • plants for Lay
  • Xiumin’s headphones
  • light for Baekhyun
  • a clock for Tao (it reads 10:10, which was also the time of Tao’s teaser!)
  • sparks for Chen
  • a cloth blowing in the wind for Sehun
  • and water droplets for Suho

(I also have a theory that he sent a message to Kai on the first day, then Kai teleported to meet him, and he’s using Kai to send messages to the others. But I’m still working on that.)

All in all, no matter what order the events took place in, we know for sure that we’re seeing Kyungsoo after the fact, he’s escaped the maze already and he is having flashbacks of what happened to them, and he is waiting for them. 

THAT BEING SAID, we are still left with some questions. Let’s begin.

First, why Kyungsoo? Well, his power is earth/strength. You can basically think of him as Mother Nature or something. What connects all of these locations together? Earth. Clearly, Kyungsoo escaped the maze first, and he has a big role to play in reuniting the members. He has the marbles in his teaser, which shows he is strong and in control. It’s even possible that he is some sort of all-powerful or all-knowing entity. (More evidence on this later).

And why Colorado? Well in real life, the location has no significance. (Other than to complete the “Call Me Baby” acronym). But the teasers gives us one reason in particular why they all have to meet in this location: the Tree of Life. 

According to the MAMA legend, the tree was split in half, to create two worlds, and it was dried up by the red force. Here is the other half of the tree, with Chen in the MAMA video:

(Idk if that’s legit haha, I just thought it was a little bit too coincidental, especially considering Chen and D.O. are counterparts in their separate worlds).

And what is the point of this ENTIRE STORY?? To reunite the legends and bring the two worlds back together, to restore the Tree of Life and create a new beginning. Honestly, I don’t think that will happen in this comeback. Because if it did, that would be the end, and they wouldn’t have any of the story left to use for future comebacks haha. I think since this album is called EXODUS, it’s just the story of how they escape the maze, and maybe reunite. 

Now, going back to the MAMA narration, it mentions one turning point that will set this whole thing in motion. What is the turning point? “The day the grounds be kept a single file before one sky.” Meaning, when all the planets align.

See, in my last post, I was confused because we saw a solar eclipse AND a full moon. You can’t have both at the same time, because a solar eclipse requires a new moon - it happens when the moon is between the sun and the earth, so the dark side of the moon is towards the earth. But then, rewatching the MAMA mv, I realized something: it’s not the moon that’s creating the eclipse. It’s this huge planet that’s between the sun and what we assume is the earth! 

If you rewatch the MAMA mv, you will understand what I’m talking about!! (Also, I realize that in real life that planet would be Mercury, but this is clearly not real life hahaha. I’m just guessing that Earth is in the same place because if you look closely you can see a continent on there.) So you see, the planets are aligning.

Then, as I continued watching, I noticed something else. As we zoom out, someone’s symbol appears…

…who could it be…?

…is that…

…why yes it is!! It’s Kyungsoo’s symbol! The beast, strength, power, earth… this is no coincidence! Although the other members’ powers are important, clearly it will be Kyungsoo’s job to bring all the members together. I have other ideas as well - for example, we will need Yixing’s power of healing to restore the Tree of Life. However, we’re not quite there yet. 

Anyway, the video continues and the rest of the symbols join Kyungsoo’s. 

Similarly, in the Overdose MV, Kyungsoo receives a box full of dirt, which seems to be a hint of some sort, only meant for him. It once again shows that he has more power than the other members. In Kai’s teaser, we see a flashback of this moment:

Alright, now back to Kyungsoo’s teaser. I’ve explained everything I can so far. But, there are still 3 things I’d like to mention real quick that I was not sure on.

First, this image:

It’s a storm, obviously. It could either represent a) the “red force” that destroyed the tree of life. It’s ominous, showing that there is still danger. or b) it represents a combination of the members’ powers (wind, lightning, etc.) showing that they will come together. Any ideas?

Second, this image:

I didn’t spend too much time on this cuz it really creeped me out. It’s from underwater, you can see a light, but there’s a shape in front of the light. That shape could represent the red force. The combination of water and light could also represent Lay, because as we learned, water + light = healing. If anyone knows what this was please tell me cuz it’s freaky haha. 

Lastly, the marbles. Some said that the rows of 6 and 4 meant that Exo-K and Exo-M will stay the same. However, I don’t think so, because for one thing, the marbles are in different formations throughout the teaser:

For another, Kyungsoo messes up the marbles at the end:

It’s almost as if he’s saying they won’t stay in groups of 4 and 6 because they’ll all be reunited! Or maybe he’s just playing around with the marbles and they don’t mean anything! Haha idk, I’m tired and hungry and I’ve been thinking about this for too long and changed my theory like 5 different times. 

SUMMARY:

Kyungsoo’s teaser happens over 3 days. Day 1: He arrives in Colorado (escaped from the maze). Kai is notified. Day 2: The other members are notified and realize their powers. Kyungsoo receives flashes of their events. Day 3: Kyungsoo reflects and waits for the other members. Their goal is to restore the tree of life. It is prophesied that the members will reunite when the planets are aligned, a.k.a. the Eclipse. It is Kyungsoo’s duty to reunite all of the members and bring them to one location. In Overdose, the members entered the maze and made their ways to the center. Now, they must realize their powers and escape the maze - it’s their “EXODUS.”

Hope you all enjoyed reading! Hopefully it made sense and helped you understand better. Even if SM releases an explanation that doesn’t match up with this, I’m sticking by my analysis. To me this makes sense logically, and we all know SM logic isn’t really logic anyway XP 

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Artist Rebuilds Columbine’s Cafeteria In A Sobering Take On Gun Violence

“On April 20, 1999, students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shot and killed 13 people before taking their own lives and injuring 24 other people at Columbine High School in Colorado. Images from the massacre flooded media outlets soon after, leaving images of blood-stained library corridors and grainy yearbook photos engrained in the nation’s collective memory. 

Artist Bunny Rogers was only 9 years old when the shooting occurred, yet while studying at Parsons School of Design in 2008, she fell deep into a rabbit hole of documentation, emotion and speculation surrounding the event. Who were these perpetrators who, at such a young age, resorted to such horrific violence? Are their dark insides extreme aberrations, or are they emblematic of a larger high school adolescent rage? Was the atrocity a freakish deviation from the norm or a standard consequence of a culture that submits to gun violence?

In her 2014 exhibition “Columbine Library,” Rogers created a three-dimensional facsimile of the campus location where Dylan and Eric committed suicide. However, rather than rebuild the library exactly as it appeared in newspaper pages and police photos, Rogers transformed the grim scene into a cartoonish, nostalgic otherworld, where cult characters from Rogers’ youth relived Columbine’s grisly events.

The cartoon characters, Joan of Arc of “Clone High” and Gaz of “Invader Zim,” served as female stand-ins for Dylan and Eric. “The reality of hatred is that it’s often self-hatred,” Rogers explains in an artist statement. “I paired Joan and Gaz with Dylan and Eric, in part because I wanted to ask: What does female violence look like? How is it enacted? It’s usually just internalized forever.”

This month, at Greenspon Gallery, Rogers returns to Columbine’s halls, this time exploring the campus mess hall. In “Columbine Cafeteria,” various items from the lunchroom are replicated in exact detail in the brightly lit space, juxtaposed with fantastical elements that fuse history and imagination as memory tends to do.

In the middle of Greenspon Gallery’s space sits a set of purple, plastic chairs identical to the ones in Columbine’s lunchroom. Playful from one angle, sinister and bizarre from another, the seating arrangement shows the power of banal objects to morph into loaded symbols before your eyes. “I’m interested in the way that furniture becomes these vessels for extreme events and extremes of emotion,“ Rogers told W Magazine. “They experience things too and wear down and become distressed. When I look at old pieces of furniture, I kind of see a silent scream.”

In another room, fake snow falls in a dark space while a cartoon avatar named Mandy plays piano on screen. Mandy, also a character from the TV show “Clone High,” becomes friends with Joan on the show, despite Joan’s original hostility to her, due to what Rogers recognizes as “internalized misogyny.” The two overcome their differences on Snowflake Day, when Mandy shows Joan the true meaning of friendship. In Rogers’ animated video “Mandy’s Piano Solo in Columbine Cafeteria,” Mandy performs an Elliott Smith song in a bed of pixelated white snow, paying homage to the iconic musician whose gruesome death made him a legend for alienated youth.

Smith’s spirit also loomed over Rogers’ “Columbine Library” exhibition. A replica of a Columbine High bookcase was stocked with soft dolls resembling the singer-songwriter. Smith, who committed suicide in 2003, at 34 years old, represents an alternative manifestation of depression and anger, channeled through creative expression and self-inflicted harm. “The project is also a memorial to him,” Rogers said.

In a corner of the gallery, a group of items dubbed “Mandy Memorial and Mandy Mop” appear propped up against a wall, surrounded by a streak of gruesome red wine. A handmade mop leans against the wall like a frightened witness, alongside black, overflowing trash cans and an array of red and green apples cut up to resemble jack-o’-lanterns. Often portrayed as a teacher’s favorite gift, each misshapen apple seems to embody the feeling of debauched youth associated with the Columbine killings.

For Rogers, the mop also serves as a sort of self-portrait. “Part of the appeal of the mop is that it’s an overlooked object — it cleans up dirt,“ she told W. “But in making mops I’ve had this growing desire to make them more and more beautiful. Because they’re not supposed to be. I think of them as tears or excess. They have a certain capacity and then they overflow. I think that’s a poetic idea — that we have only so much ability to hold things in and then eventually it all comes out.”

In “Columbine Cafeteria,” it all comes out. The feelings of disbelief, terror and confusion. The strangeness of mourning people you’ve never met. The bizarre fetishization of the criminals and their pasts. The irrational patching together of clues that cohere to reveal nothing. The feeling of remembering an experience you’ve never had. The way history and imagination bleed into one another, becoming inseparable in our recollections.

“Columbine Cafeteria” is on view until June 26 at Greenspon Gallery in New York.”


Credits:
Priscilla Frank, Arts writer for the Huffington Post, 06/09/2016.