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A Path in Pictures
by Art Ticknor


no self, no ego


external ego

  • Narcissus, American Beauty

    I = this body

  • looking for maximum body
    pleasure, minimum body pain

    I = this personality

  • looking for confirmation

    American Beauty



    Mortality sculpture by Bill Hopen

    admission of mortality

  • concern about aging and it's implications
  • looking for permanence

    grave marker



    woman viewing

    internal ego (I = viewer)

  • conviction of separation
  • looking for completion

    man looking



    sunrise view from Furnace Creek Inn

    phantom self

  • I ≠ this body-mind
  • I ≠ a separate viewer
  • I = the viewing
  • I = bowman + arrow + victim

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