The Cosmic Eye of Collage

Sight is the noblest sense, and the starlit sky is the most sublime object we can behold. But what do we in reality see there? Only a kind of large tent, dimly lighted with gas jets. This is the noblest thing the noblest sense reveals. But let the soul appear, and the tent flies into invisible shreds; the heavens break open from abyss to abyss, still widening into limitless expanse, until imagination reels. The gas jets grow into suns, blazing since innumerable ages with unendurable light, and binding whole planetary systems into harmony and life. So infinitely does the soul transcend the senses! The world it lives in is boundless, eternal, sublime. This is its home; this the sphere in which it grows, and awakens to consciousness of kinship with God. This is the fathomless, shoreless abyss of being wherein it is plunged, from which it draws its life, its yearning for the absolute, its undying hope, its love of the best, its craving for immortality, its instinct for eternal things.

—from Education and the Higher Life (1890), by J.L.Spaulding

The Cosmic Eye (2013). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

The Cosmic Eye (2013). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

All artwork, descriptions, & other text [except for quotations] created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.


  • DrillerAA April 23, 2013, 6:14 pm

    Now that is just plain cool.

  • Rhonda @Laugh Quotes April 23, 2013, 6:44 pm

    I really like this eye and your choice of colors.

    Rhonda from Laugh Quotes and Kibitz Spot

  • Paula J April 23, 2013, 7:56 pm

    I like everything about this collage!!
    Happy WW :)

    • Eric Edelman April 23, 2013, 8:56 pm

      Thank you very much, Paula! I appreciate your kind comment. Happy WW :)

  • LJCM April 23, 2013, 8:26 pm

    That is very groovy. Love it! Happy WW!

    • Eric Edelman April 23, 2013, 9:10 pm

      Thanks very much for your kind words….Happy WW!

      [By the way, I visited your page and saw the raw kale salad recipe. But I couldn’t comment on it, because the page doesn’t offer a “Name/URL” option…so I’m including my comment here:

      This kale salad does sound delicious. (One tip I can offer to to get lots of thin strips of the kale easily and fast: stack the kale leaves and tightly roll the leaf stack lengthwise from tip to stem, then cut very thin slices from this roll. It’s called the “chiffonade” technique, and it has really made my salads enjoyable & tasty.)]

  • Alissa Apel April 23, 2013, 9:42 pm

    Eyes are the key to our soul.

    • Eric Edelman April 23, 2013, 10:25 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Alissa….Yes, they are indeed: key and portal in one.

  • Sukhmandir Kaur April 23, 2013, 9:49 pm

    I love this collage! Really appeals to my particular sense of art.

  • Kim @ This Belle Rocks April 23, 2013, 11:27 pm

    Interesting! I love all the different elements. Happy WW!

  • Gattina April 24, 2013, 1:13 am

    Very creative ! and very beautiful !

    • Eric Edelman April 24, 2013, 11:54 am

      Thank you very much, Gattina–happy WW!

  • Daryl April 24, 2013, 6:28 am

    another fascinating collage .. the eye(s) have it!

  • matilda magtree April 24, 2013, 6:45 am


  • Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly April 25, 2013, 3:17 am

    ‘Eye’ See You! LOL

    Thanks for another WW Linky, I Linked Up! or is that ‘Eye’ linked up? :-)


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