Sunday, December 15, 2013

Form Over Function

Daily Draw: Sacred World Oracle ~ Peacock

A male peafowl with covert feathers on display is a good definition of sacred world, words fail to adequately describe that naturally occurring feature of the bird. The tail feathers can reach six foot long, and you might think they couldn't possibly fly, but for short distances they fly very well. So form and function are satisfied.

I'm reminded by this card we humans can appreciate form without function (art glass, Beanie Babies,) and function without form (software download, sleep) but what about things sold in infomercials? One size fits all clothes. Somewhere along the line silly has taken the place of sacred. Just proves we are human, but a little bit of silly goes a long way.

"If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can't do this." ~ Spencer Silver 1941- on the work that led to the 3-M post-its

Sacred World Oracle, published by US Games Systems Inc, 2013. 44 card deck art and 48 page companion booklet by Kris Waldherr

3 comments:

  1. Lovely oracle cards - of course all of Kris Waldherr's art is beautiful. So where is the peahen, and why are there ducks hanging out with the peacock?

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  2. my first thought also. We'll have to see if the other cards are paired with anything.

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  3. Infomercials are making eager use of the greediness of people. They are skilled to sell anything as long as they can make us believe we need it.
    Beautiful deck. (I've googled it)

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