The “Holocene Era” is the geological epoch in which we currently live; it extends back to approximately 10,000 B.C. placing us currently in the year 12,012 H.E. Unlike any other period, it has seen intensive geological change through the emergence and then cultural/environmental development of the human race. David Spriggs’ sculptural installation of the same name (which translates roughly as “entirely recent”) portrays this epoch through a technical experiment in illusion, both architectural and ethereal.
Bhavacakra: is a symbolic representation of samsara (or cyclic existence) found on the outside walls of Tibetan Buddhist temples and monasteries in the Indo-Tibet region. In the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, it is believed that the drawing was designed by the Buddha himself in order to help ordinary people understand the Buddhist teachings.
The bhavacakra is popularly referred to as the wheel of life. This term is also translated as wheel of cyclic existence or wheel of becoming.
The Legion of Real Life Supervillains by Butcher Billy
We recognize that evil exists in this world, but without the garish outfits and metallic appendages, it can sometimes be hard to tell who the true villains really are. It’s a shame that villainry in real life is typically a little subtler than pumpkin bombs and Omega Beams, but that’s no reason not to fight it just the same… and if you can do it while looking schway in a cape, then we might need to be talking about a future for you in vigilantism. Butcher Billy, ever the illustrative timelord, plucked these portraits from the Amalgamation-verse of Earth Prime and the 2D world of dots, complete with 80’s serial intro’s below: