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A New Perspective

  A New Perspective - collage by douglas brent smith, 11 November 1992 Notes: How do you feel about x-ray vision? I remember vividly (in 3D?) seeing for the first time the movie "X - The Man With X-Ray Eyes" starring Ray Milland. I enjoy that movie so much. Poor Ray, suffers so much for his gift, and craves much more than he can ever see. It's a classic story of the perils of experimenting on yourself. But, isn't that all any of us are doing? Experimenting with ourselves? We don't know how this turns out for certain. I have faith in certain destinies, but seriously who really knows? Improving one's vision along the way seems like a great advantage. I've been blessed with correctable eyes, and they have needed lots of correcting over the years. I do not take vision for granted and I do thank God for my vision every day. And, while I do need to use three kinds of eye drops every day, none of them give me X-Ray vision, and that's a good thing. Look at poo
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The Tempest and the Toolmaker

The Tempest and the Toolmaker - collage by douglas brent smith - 


We are bound to each other in ways that cannot be untied. -- doug smith

Exactly, More or Less

  Exactly, More or Less - collage by douglas brent smith, 30 November 1991 she looked at me as if i knew what i was doing but she knew that i didn't and was not having  any of it making it all sideways slipped and slipping so i did my best to get her attention only achieving disapproval.

Lamp, 1992

  Lamp, sketch by douglas brent smith, mixed media, 1992 This is a drawing of an actual lamp. I don't remember where the lamp lived -- maybe in our house on 39th Place -- that seems logical. It appears in journal #27 Repercussions .

Downstream Corporation

  Downstream Corporation - collage by douglas brent smith, 30 August 1991. The board of directors is not in the mood for slacking. The stream must keep flowing and the product must roll. There is money to be made, but wait! That pause for fun has already begun. For most of my life, collages all came together in one day. They could take hours, but I would seldom stop working on one until it was done. Usually the radio would be playing endlessly in the background -- WMMR when I lived in NJ or PA, WXRT when I lived in Chicago. For this collage, it was WXRT all the way. - dbS - 

You Can Be...

  You Can Be... - sketch by douglas brent smith Where do you stand? What do you demand?  Who do you declare yourself to be? 

You Can Be Positive

  You Can Be Positive - collage by douglas brent smith.

Worldview Built In a Day

  Worldview Built In a Day - collage by douglas brent smith, 3 January 1988

Truth and Bull

  Truth and Bull - sketch by douglas brent smith, 1989. Have you ever felt completely upside-down?  "How do I know that you're telling the truth." "Because I always tell the truth." "Well, I know that's not true." "How do you know?" "Because it can't be true. How do I know that anything you say is true if I can't trust what you just said." "Because I am 100% truthful." "That's bull." "Or is it?" Feeling upside down, the conversation ended. Were they any closer to the truth? Likely, not. - dbS -  Here's another version of the image with more saturation, allowing you to see some of what is on the back of the page, and adding more color:

One Spirit One Energy One World

  One Spirit One Energy One World - collage by douglas brent smith, 16 November 1991