Noll Fine Art - doronoll.com
I've always been fascinated with the origin story and how our world has been partially shaped by many of these dreams of the ancients. Even parts of our most advanced science is still reflected in the so-called mythology of our universe, and vice versa. In this series of stories, I explore relationships between us and our origins, drawing from my studies and experience having thus far existed.
Fish Bowl - A Poem of Love and Dirt
In this all-new illustrated short story, a bowl of fish fills in the void between half-full and half-empty; written with Seussian glee into realms only gestured at in previous writings; such as: "And then something went SQUISH! How that ‘squish’ made us flip! We looked! Then we saw it; we looked and we saw it step in with us! The upright walker! It stepped into the bowl with us, only to sink."
The Garden Demon
Trapped in a world perceived as uncreated, and sucked into a realm unknown, a demon dwells on paths untaken, and amongst paths not meant to tell. Trapped illuminating the world from a lamp, the demon struggles to become complete and to seek One. In this story from our garden we learn more than what has passed from our own realms, we hear from our ancestors—we tap into Talmudic reverie (Gittin 68a/b) if only to understand that each being, in any moment, has a world that depends in some small measure upon the past, and also, inevitably, upon the world to come.
Inside the Garden
A story that follows the creation of the world: starting from the depths of the known universe; a story of birth told through a poetic, palindrome-driven exploration cycling back through our own forgotten narrative, and then expanding across our newly gained awareness of living — video intro: YouTube