“Best to not tell your Musician about all this right now. Until the memory fades about that face.”
“Yes. Best just to slide it back under there. For now. Did you get the planchette?”
“Got it,” responded Baker Bloch.
“Don’t lose it this time!”
Because of its variant name of Ash(e)ville, Ashville PA may be most connected to Ash(e)ville NC, as discussed here a bit:
My Ash(e)ville may earn the nickname of Little Chicago through this. It has a very large downtown for a city its size. And then for other reasons I change its name to Middletown later on. Chicago is in the middle of the US, in the Great Lakes region.
Let’s turn to Ashville, then, and the kindred to Ashville PA in a more direct, surface way:
Along with Ashfield PA, Canoncet RI is the only listed variant of Ashville, and the only one not containing the root word “Ash”. It is located in a county (Washington) already mentioned in the blog here in connection with triple state names:
Carolina and Wyoming are also both in Washington County in Rhode Island, and so both make types of triple state name as well (Carolina, Washington, Rhode Island and Wyoming, Washington, Rhode Island). Largest “Ashville”, by far (Ash(e)ville/Middletown), is located in (North) Carolina.
Wyoming in Iowa County in Wisconsin state probably makes up the most profound or central triple state name of this kind, and may additionally highlight Wyoming RI here.
It brings to mind this: Are there any towns in counties and states of the *same* name (as opposed to all different names). This would be a triple state redundancy, then, and the opposite of all three having different names.
The only two that come close involve large cities:
1) *Part* of New York City (basically Manhattan) lies in New York county in New York state.
2) *Most* of Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county in the state of Oklahoma.
Returning to Ashville OH, we can perhaps extend our range through understanding that a city named Circleville is the county seat and largest burg of inclusive Pickaway County.
Circleville, true to its name, was originally designed as a circle. Story here:
Circleville was unique among early American towns, built to conform to a circular prehistoric earthworks. When Pickaway County was formed in 1810 there were no existing settlements that seemed suitable for a county seat. Therefore, a new town was laid out within the ancient’s “circle” on the high bank east of the Scioto River. It’s streets radiated from an octagonal courthouse in the center of the circle.
Two communities existed near Circleville prior to its being laid out as the county seat. Jefferson and Livingston ceased to exist several years after Circleville was designated the seat of government in 1811. When the Ohio Canal reached Circleville, the shape of the town within the circle proved to be a hindrance, and in 1838 a group of enterprising businessmen began to “square the circle”. Over the next 20 years the job was accomplished and all traces of the ancient earthworks disappeared.
The concept of “squaring the circle” spoken about in the above excerpt has also come up recently in this blog in connection to the Moon of the Moon, except there the process was reversed: Jack and Lily *circled* (or “sphered”) the square (or “cube”) that was the Moon of the Moon by creating a world ocean and introducing omni-directional gravity.
And in a more limited way I’ve done a similar thing with Ash(e)ville/Middletown through what I call the Middletown Circle, introduced on this blog back in Winter 2014/2015. This is also the point where I decided to rename Ash(e)ville as Middletown, invoking what appears to be an older matrix.
In part two of Collage 10, now called “Holey”, we see two namesake types. First is an actual hole — or half hole, really — that appears on the ground before a now leaning 12 Oz Mouse on the far left side of the collage.
I’ve limited the view here to the left side of Collage 10, focusing in on the 2 “holey” images themselves. Now the second one is something “holy” instead of “holey”. The most holy thing for many, in fact. This is the image of Baby Jesus appearing with Brak now. He cradles the illuminated infant in his berobed arms. It strokes his queer yellow beard. He becomes yet another father in this manner: St. Joseph, father of Jesus. This image is first found in my blog from last fall here:
In this same post we have a picture of the Maumee River basin, this stream formed by the conjunction of St. Joseph and St. Marys rivers at Fort Wayne, Indiana. You can see why I associate it with Jesus, then. The Holy Infant confuses his father for his mother. He is just a wee lad, not much removed from tadpole status. But is this his father, see? Isn’t God the Father? And so forth. So these 2 “holeys” appear on the left side of Collage 10, defining the tone of the picture reading it from left to right.
The Maumee River basin has showed up in a prior Stonethrow collage, or Collage 06 (“Beware (The) Heelers”), part 02 of the 2 section animation to be exact. There it’s covered by what’s called the Great Black Swamp, drained in the early to mid 1800s by settlers to the area.
You can again see Fort Wayne to the left and Toledo, at the Maumee’s mouth, to the right. The whole of the Maumee River was apparently submerged in or made one with this giant, dark marsh before the Great Drain. Very peculiar — and I didn’t know about this swamp until several months after creating that October post. I had other reasons to be drawn to that area (Rainbowology).
The image of the Great Black Swamp here covers the word “The”. The second part of the Collage 06 animation becomes just “Beware Heelers” instead of “Beware The Heelers” of part one. Collage 06 also contains a number of other Rainbowology elements, including Dorothy Gale, the Witch Mombi, and Ozma, all characters from Baum’s Oz mythology later found in the movie “Return to Oz”, the base for the earlier carrcass “SID’s 1st Oz” from 2002. The basic point of Collage 07 is that Ozma as true ruler of that fantasyland is able to symbolically drain the Great Black Swamp again by reversing Dorothy’s Fall highlighted in “Dark Side of the Rainbow”. This is the same as Dorothy (and Oz itself) being saved by TILE, a religion that has replaced X-ianity for me by becoming as much a philosophy and a board game as a religion per se. “Per se, Hucka D.” (pause) Not there.
And then on the *right* hand side of Collage 10 we again have the image of Dorothy falling off that confounding pigpen fence, animated this time. The second animation (below picture) shows Dorothy more in the actual state of falling, and this image again directly comes from Collage 07. The first Dorothy (above picture) is more in the process of losing her balance on this fence, causing the fall. “But through the magic of the collage, she instead falls off the roof of this white house, Hucka D.” (pause) Hmmm.
The orange m&m has “reappeared”, looking very concerned again like he did as a pendant image in the prior “Darth Redder” collage of this tetraptych. But this m&m, and his accompanying smaller rainbow colored clan of same tagging along behind him and then in front of him (as they too seem to fall) are actually a part of Collage 11, after Collage 10. I call this final collage of the tetraptych “Rainbow Men.”
This time we must now move quite yet into an interpretation of your Collage 11 beyond Collage 10 but focus on the latter. And good morning to you.
Thanks Hucka D. And thanks for showing up again to help me with this difficult and complex interpretation…
… of a difficult and complex work. But it’s not that complex. Just keep your thumb next to the line you next recite and you’ll do fine.
Stick to the [already written] script, eh.
Precisely. Now what are your next lines? Because you’re next up.
No. Read the line to the *left* of your thumb instead of the right. You’re always confusing those directions. At least you usually get up and down right the first time. Or is it left?
We must focus on the White House.
Good. You’ve already established a racist lives there and that racist is Brak The King from Temple Farm, Marlborough, as featured in the Baker Bloch Heads To England exhibit from 2010, I believe. Blochhead. Bloch-head.
But you’re also saying that Brak represents the great loser state of Arkansas, or perhaps he hails from there.
And you’ve always told me, ever since the beginning of my blogging days in the old Baker Blinker one, that Arkansas is the center and the focus and not let my attention stray too far north. Or *up*.
Down is where it’s at, yes.
Do you want to explain this further? I mean, just looking at [Collage 10], we have a dog stuck on the side of a wall — this is a Little Whitehead Art Collective creation once more — with a miniature Patrick Star of Spongebob Squarepants looking on with ice cream cone in hand. He’s just a big kid through and through. Then an even tinier Spongebob emerges from his pineapple home. (pause)
I can’t see that far down.
Thank you[ for showing me the whole picture]. “Holey”.
Patrick Star appeared in the Falmouth tetraptych that completed the 2013 Gilatona-Lis sequence of collages, Hucka D.
I remember. Vaguely.
Well, here he is in case you’ve totally forgotten.
Thanks once more. But if you’re going to rezz that whole [older] tetraptych then we’re going to have to stand back a bit.
Then I won’t do that.
Thanks yet again.
And Spongebob also showed up in earlier Gilatona-Lis works. And his pineapple home appears in the original Embarras collage (Embarras 01).
“Why?” I hear you asking in your mind. Well, to give the collages a bit of levity for one thing. The dog flies into the white house and becomes stuck like in flypaper. I must ask you: is this dog Spider? Carrcassonnee’s Spider that still sits in the Collage Temple beside his master, still spouting out the permutations of that hellish number 2130?
He’s not exactly the same color but it does appear to be a Chihuahua of similar shape
and size. And Patrick Star hates Spiders — that’s another connection.
Maybe we better end on that humorous note. Yes, the dog is Spider. Yes, that’s why Patrick Star is there. Mr. Star is also a crop circle, as is Spongebob Squarepants… as are their 3 houses in a row if you throw in “trapped in the middle” Squidward and reduce all to the base of Patrick’s rock. [That’s all Morgan Hill crop circles.]
Sign for Neptune. Mirrors the Trident streams in extreme western Frank Park, and also Herman and Frank Parks taken together. But Neptune is unseen by the remainder…
… until Gene Fade reaches fabled Red Head and builds a dwelling place on the “northern” shore and calls it Neptune (or North Star). All that was unseen becomes seen with (one of his biographies), entitled “By Neptune’s Beard!”. Neptune becomes the outermost planet of our Solar System starting in 1846. It is the only one that cannot be C-een by the naked eye. It becomes a symbol of the darke night sky, then. Carrcassonnee.
Beyond the planets and into the darke night: stars. All revolves around North.
North Star was platted in 1852 along the road between Greenville and Celina, approximately midway between the two cities. Its name was derived from its location on the edge of the Great Black Swamp, as it was the northernmost point in Darke County that was not wetland.
The Great Black Swamp is The Abyss, the static nothingness of the Universe all around us and through us and into us. Only TILE saves. TILE is the effect of the C-een planets on the nothingness. Tennessee.
But then, beyond TILE is Still(water) and beams of light.
And I borrowed the page
From a leopard’s cage
And I prowled in the evening sun’s glaze
Her head lifted high to the light in the sky
The opening dawn on her face…
Charles Ives” “The Cage” with lyrics.
Annie Oakley is from North Star.
Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926), born Phoebe Ann Mosey, was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley’s “amazing talent” led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. Her timely rise to fame allowed her to become one of the first American women to be a “superstar“.
“By Neptune’s Beard!”
Great Black Swamp:
In the 1850s the states began an organized attempt to drain the swamp for agricultural use and ease of travel. Various projects were undertaken over a 40-year period. Local resident James B. Hill, living in Bowling Green, Ohio, in the mid-19th century, made the quick drainage of the Black Swamp possible with his invention of the Buckeye Traction Ditcher. Hill’s ditching machine laid drainage tiles at a record pace. The area was largely settled over the next three decades. The development of railroads and a local drainage tile industry are thought to have contributed greatly to drainage and settlement (Kaatz, 1955).
A follow up to LINK.
(4 c’s and an s (Seminole)).
Joyce, your sun return chart didn’t show up in the post you tried to
put an image of it in. Can you perhaps put it in the photos section
or create it as a file for the files section? As you have seen, I
just create my graphics and then ftp them to a specific web directory
that I created just for this purpose.
If you wish, you can email me the chart and I can then move around to
a designated spot.
Thanks for the clarification about solar vs. sun return chart. Talk
as much as you want to about it, and I’ll check up on it more myself.
I understand what you’re saying: sun position is the same, but the
planets will have moved around and created different aspects or non-
The reason I find this, among other things, interesting in the
present situation is that it did occur to me that the “C” towns might
be representations of planets. Like a trait of the “C” towns (what
should we call this little diagram?), the outer planets, which are
further apart, tend to be larger, and the smaller inner planets
closer together. A logical association would be Celina, the largest,
for the largest planet Jupiter,
then, and Coldwater (2nd largest) for
Saturn (2nd largest planet).
If so, the rest would correspond, in
some way, perhaps to inner planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars.
Perhaps subtract Earth from this list from further info I will give
Another clue to this possible alignment of associations is the
presence of a town called Neptune nearby, just to the NE of Celina.
Joyce, I just looked at the other post from you I had open in another
window, and *just saw now* that you mention Neptune in it as well, in
connection with the 1846 founding of Maria Stein.
Okay, I’ve read that post, although I’ll have to study it more later.
I didn’t understand a lot about the chart references, but maybe if I
have the chart in front of me, a picture of it, then I can see what
you’re saying better.
It probably doesn’t surprise you at all that
I’m more a visual person… have to see what you’re talking about in
order to grasp it… goes along with the art major and the
fascination with maps.
I grok, though, the association of 1846 and Neptune. I’ll study all
this further when I have more time, believe you me.
Here’s the map again where you can see Neptune just to the NE of
Celina. It also did occur to me that perhaps the “C” towns should be
viewed from the perspective of the Neptune town, making Celina Saturn
and Coldwater Jupiter, since Saturn is close to Neptune.
Another planet association we can make is that there are *6* visible
planets you can *see* (*C* resonation again)…
C = SEE
…and there are six *C* towns here.
If we go by magnitude of a
planet from Earth, the way we actually *see* it, then, Celina, the
largest town, might be Venus instead, with Coldwater being Jupiter
(Venus and Jupiter are the two brightest planets from Earth). Then
the rest would be Mars, Saturn and Mercury in some combination, with
Mars, most often the 3rd brightest planet, I believe, perhaps
overlapping the only other incorporated town among the bunch, or
Chickasaw. You can also see a 6th planet, Uranus, sometimes with the
naked eye, on a clear night and if you know where to look.
Neptune, in contrast, is totally invisible to the naked eye. Yet we
can *see* Neptune on the map here, unlike the names of the other
planets, although they may be implied indirectly, as I’ve indicated.
Pluto is even more invisible.
Planets have a lot of resonations with other things, including
musical tones, going back to the idea of the C towns “trapping” Maria
Stein in the SE corner of Mercer County, thus bringing in the singing
nun Maria von Trapp of Sound of Music fame into the, um, picture.
Also keep in mind that Maria Stein was first brought up in a January
post on the b_hive by myself, but in conjunction with Minster (just
to the east of Maria Stein), a town that both Dean and I spotted as
resonant with the name *Monster*. Stein is the last syllable of
Frankenstein (Monster), already reinforced in the Hidalgo County, New
Mexico cluster of synchs. So all this is tied into the Jasper County
synchs involving monster that we’ve talked before about on the
b_hive… all this is a continuation of some kind.
Joyce, you brought up Jasper Newton Daniels (Jack Daniels) and
Neptune together in a post as well before… the Jack Daniels
distillery founded in 1846?
Haveta check. Monstrous *Moonshine*
concept also connected here, obviously.
It also did occur to me that the positions of the 6 “C” towns here
may be a 2-dimensional representation of a 3-d object of some kind. I
don’t have a way to render this in 3-d and play around with it,
though. I’ll try to think about a model further.
So, bottom line for now, the “C” towns may make some kind of *chart*
of planets, perhaps like a zodiac chart. The presence of a town named
Neptune just above this group seems to reinforce the idea. These are
the 6 visible planets (the ones you can see or “C”) in some
combination, plus the first planet you can’t see (which shows up as
the actual name of the planet here on the map).
Is this association something dillusional and Neptuney, or is it real
and concrete (remember, also, that our own Dean use to live in this
general area, just east of St. Mary on the map, I believe, where he
poured *cement* for the foundation of a buildling he associated with
a b_hive on this board)?
So I think that’s enough to chew on for now, for both myself and
So Joyce… your chart please. 🙂
Wild, any input?
Does this make as much sense as the Love+Lee=Lovely
diagrams I created before? Less sense? More sense? Less synchy? More?
I’d like to hear more the story about your involvement with astrology
Another article with Brenda Robinson, painter of the Quilted Rock. This time she helped restore Big Bob, claimed to be the world’s largest handmade bass.
When the Griswolds were done painting, Robinson applied a final clear coat to protect Big Bob from the elements.
“I bet he’s good for another 50 years,” Griswold said.
The fish was built to advertise Celina and Grand Lake, with many Lake Festival queens riding on the float in the past. More recently members of the Celina Dolphin swim team have enjoyed a ride on the float during the Lake Festival parade.
History of Big Bob:
According to a 1976 Celina Lake Festival brochure, the current Big Bob is not Celina’s first whopper of a fish float.
Apparently, in the 1930s, a 30-foot-long fish float was built by Celina businessmen to advertise Grand Lake. The float appeared in numerous parades and events throughout Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.
The float was to be a part of the famous Parade of Roses in Pasadena, Calif., but was destroyed when it was loaded for the parade and never reached its destination.
The disheveled fish then was put on a small island in Grand Lake off West Bank Road where it sat for many years as a tourist attraction, the brochure says.
– Betty Lawrence
“Isn’t it clear? You must make a [“quilted”] fish sculpture. To match Waxy the Bird in nearby Greenhead. B[y]rd-Fish.”
I just took apart the sculpture of the red/green/blue birds seen in the above collage (Opus 19) to make room in my study for the new keyboards (Baby Chro). One replaces another in effect.
Fish+Bass in Quay County, NM.
I believe the shallow pool of water at the lower end of Red Head may now be called The Grand or Grand Pool or something equivalent. Model: Grand Lake, Ohio, also very shallow. More on Grand Lake and its Mercer County soon enough. Thanks!
We stopped on the way back home to get a closer look and take pictures. I contacted Stoneco—actually a company called Shelly that acquired the Stoneco quarries some years ago—to ask about the origins of the rock. I was told the rock had been placed to mark the northwest corner of the property that housed Stoneco in that location, but it had been a magnet for graffiti. A local artist, named Brenda Robinson, offered to paint the rock in a quilt-like design in order to discourage the vandalism. And, apparently, it worked, as the Shelly representative had no knowledge of any further defacement.
And that’s all there was to it. Frankly, I was a wee bit disappointed. I was hoping for something that involved a jilted lover, a family feud, and a ghost that haunts the grinder thingy next to the rock. So, what do you think? Tell us what your story would be for the origin of The Quilted Rock. Maybe we can get Stoneco to go with one of ours instead.
No relation between the quite similarly colored Quilted Rock and the official Mercer County flag that I can tell. Story of the flag here:
The lighthouse signifies Grand Lake, the largest man-made lake in Ohio. Beams radiating from the lighthouse stand for all six Mercer County schools: red for St. Henry, orange for Coldwater, gold for Parkway, green for Celina, blue for Marion Local, and purple for Fort Recovery. The flag committee added one final touch to the design. The foundation of the lighthouse was modified to have fourteen stone blocks. Each block represents one of the townships.
But I wonder if a map like this could have possibly served as an inspiration for the colored Quilted Rock patterns.
Actually, I suppose it looks more like townships. More pondering to do here…