Of Staves and Wires.
By Q.M. Noakhtar
By Jimmy Chen
A box of allergy tablets
Microsoft Windows desktop wallpaper
By Ariel Deiaco Iohr
on the End
of the World.
By Daniel Ari
Las Vegas demolition
By R.J. Eskow
Detail from Hieronymus Bosch’s
The Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1503–4)
Martian death ray from Byron Haskin’s
1953 film of H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds
By Matt Sloper
Keith Richards and W.H. Auden
To which we might add the surmise that this is the sort of thing Jorge Luis Borges must have had in mind when, in his 1960 afterword to El hacedor, he offered up the following:
A man sets himself the task of drawing the world.
As the years pass, he fills the blank page with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fish, houses, instruments, stars, horses, and people. Just before he dies, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face.