The Kick-About #62 ‘Powers Of Ten’

This week from the macro to the micro with Charles and Ray Eames.

Red's Kingdom


From the internal and endlessly expansive spaces of our memories, as inspired by our previous Kick-About together, we’re this week exploring the mind-boggling extremities of different scales, courtesy of Charles and Ray Eames’ 1977 short film, Powers Of Ten. Enjoy this latest showcase of ‘new works made in a short time’, the big and the small and everything in-between.


James Randall

“As a youngster I recall the concept of infinity as an exciting concept that had huge at one end and tiny at the other. Then it got a bit messy and I threw in the concept of mother nature as a religion to cover the extremities. I approached this KA as a mechanical exercise where a square is 1×1 of a certain colour, 10×10 are lines across and down in the next colour wheel colour (and I varied the thickness of the lines and added some variation within…

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10 responses to “The Kick-About #62 ‘Powers Of Ten’”

  1. neil reid says :

    I like “reading” your poem here. Odd I’d say (in the good sense of being odd and not even). It doesn’t quite seem to land anywhere (specific), but it is eager and close, ready to land. Like a flower bud. I like that open sensation.

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  2. philgomm says :

    Hey Kerfe – thanks very much, and it was nice being in the fine company of those embroidered silvery circles of yours! 🙂

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  3. Ingrid says :

    I love this short film, it is mind-blowing. I’ve often thought about where we fit in the universal scale…I enjoyed your pantoum and accompanying artwork also!

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  4. D. Wallace Peach says :

    I had to save this feast of art for the morning, Kerfe. I love these posts, most of all to see the different artistic interpretations/inspirations derived from the same prompt. I enjoyed the vastness in your minimalistic circles (the perfect expression of space to me too), and as always, your pantoum is mesmerizing.

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  5. robertawrites235681907 says :

    Hi Kerfe, another fabulous poem. You really are very good at this style of poetry.

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