Physical collages 5" x 7" on cardstock, high resolution scans made into NFTs on the Tezos blockchain and sold on HEN
Collage #1 (Skull Kid (Holding a Bird))

The emotional state you were in when you heard the voice will help you to discern what message the voice has for you. There are many theories about dreams and what they represent. Some say they are merely creations of the subconscious mind, while others believe some dreams to offer a point of connection between this realm and other dimensions.

Collage #2 (Made from Tears)

Sweep. Sweep giant scribble I give you my broom, the one I plucked from my chest, the Adam rib bone tied with bristles made from tears – tears made solid and thin like a spider’s web, numbering like the stars bound by compassion. Sweep giant scribble and let the lake wash over you don’t disappear but remember what you were before you were my doubt. Become again what we always are, everything.

Collage #3 (Pictures of Modular Curves)

The Story So Far The last two times, we started looking at the curves 𝑋(𝑁), that is, the quotients of the upper half of the complex plane by the groups 𝛤(𝑁), the latter being defined as those subgroups of PSL(2,ℤ) which consist of the matrices congruent to (1001) mod 𝑁. We discovered that for 𝑁=3, 𝑁=4 and 𝑁=5, the resulting quotients (to be strictly accurate: once we have compactified by cusps) can basically be thought of as (the surfaces of) Platonic solids, respectively the tetrahedron, cube and dodecahedron, perhaps best thought of as the spherical versions of those solids. These are curved surfaces tiled regularly with a finite number of regular 𝑁-gons, with 3 of the tiles meeting at each vertex. This view in terms of tiling also works for the 𝑁=2 case, which involves a tiling by 3 bigons. The residual action of PSL(2,ℤ) on these quotient surfaces is then precisely the symmetry of the tiling.

Collage #4 (Vice)

“- Veronica Quaife: I don't know what you're trying to say. - Seth Brundle: I'm saying I'm an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over and the insect is awake. I'm saying... I'll hurt you if you stay.”

Collage #5 (Baptist Church at Gardnersville)

In geometry, the spiral of Theodorus (also called square root spiral, Einstein spiral, or Pythagorean spiral) is a spiral composed of right triangles, placed edge-to-edge. It was named after Theodorus of Cyrene. The spiral is started with an isosceles right triangle, with each leg having unit length. Another right triangle is formed, an automedian right triangle with one leg being the hypotenuse of the prior triangle (with length √2) and the other leg having length of 1; the length of the hypotenuse of this second triangle is √3. The process then repeats; the nth triangle in the sequence is a right triangle with side lengths √n and 1, and with hypotenuse √n + 1. For example, the 16th triangle has sides measuring 4 (=√16), 1 and hypotenuse of √17. Although all of Theodorus' work has been lost, Plato put Theodorus into his dialogue Theaetetus, which tells of his work. It is assumed that Theodorus had proved that all of the square roots of non-square integers from 3 to 17 are irrational by means of the Spiral of Theodorus. Plato does not attribute the irrationality of the square root of 2 to Theodorus, because it was well known before him. Theodorus and Theaetetus split the rational numbers and irrational numbers into different categories.

Collage #6 (Countess Dolingen von Gratz)

Long ago, Dolingen was a young and kind peasant's daughter whose beauty was legendary all across South Ireland. While many men desired her, only one equally pure as her could win her heart: a peasant boy by the name of Deaglan O'Cuiv. Her father however, was not pleased with the idea of his daughter Dolingen being with another peasant so he forbid them from being together. Having heard of the tales of Dolingen's infinite beauty, a cruel Tyrant proposed her marrige. Tempted by the man's wealth, Dolingen's father eagerly accepted and soon after, Dolingen would adopt her new husband's surname: "von Gratz". The Tyrant however, soon began to torture his new wife in the most depraved of ways while holding her captive in one of the towers of Castle Artane. Unable to live with the pain of being caged and away from Deaglan, Dolingen eventually jumped from the Castle's tower and fell to her death. Feeling an immense guilt from not being able to save his beloved from the Tyrant, Deaglan came to her tomb and left a rose out of respect. Not long after, the bitter Tyrant also visited her tomb and, out of spite, grabed the rose and tore it appart, causing his hand to bleed. The Tyrant's blood reached Dolingen's corpse and after rejecting God for the indignities she suffered in life, she rose from her grave as one of the undead.

Collage #7 (Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed)

Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed was a Hungarian noblewoman and serial killer from the family of Báthory, who owned land in the Kingdom of Hungary. Báthory was accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls and women between 1590 and 1610. The highest number of victims cited during Báthory's trial was 650, despite the evidence against Báthory, her family's importance protected her from a death sentence. She was imprisoned in December 1610 within Castle of Csejte, in Upper Hungary (now Slovakia). The stories of Báthory's sadistic serial murders are verified by the testimony of more than 300 witnesses and survivors as well as physical evidence and the presence of horribly mutilated dead, dying and imprisoned girls found at the time of her arrest. Stories describing Báthory's vampiric tendencies, such as the tale that she bathed in the blood of virgins to retain her youth, were generally recorded years after her death, and are considered unreliable. Her story quickly became part of national folklore, and her infamy persists to this day.

Collage #8 (Amelia Dyer)

Amelia Elizabeth Dyer (born Hobley; 1836 – 10 June 1896) was an English serial killer who murdered infants in her care over a thirty-year period during the Victorian period of the United Kingdom. Trained as a nurse and widowed in 1869, Dyer turned to baby farming—the practice of adopting unwanted infants in exchange for money—to support herself. She initially cared for the children legitimately, in addition to having two of her own, but whether intentionally or not a number of them died in her care, leading to a conviction for neglect and six months' hard labour. She then began directly murdering children she "adopted", strangling at least some of them, and disposing of the bodies to avoid attention. Mentally unstable, she was committed to several mental asylums throughout her life, despite suspicions of feigning, and survived at least one serious suicide attempt. Dyer's downfall came when the bagged corpse of an infant was discovered in the River Thames, with evidence leading to her. She was arrested on 4 April 1896. In one of the most sensational trials of the Victorian period, she was found guilty of the murder of infant Doris Marmon and hanged on 10 June 1896. At the time of her death, a handful of murders were attributed to Dyer, but there is little doubt she was responsible for many more similar deaths—possibly 400 or more, making her a candidate for history's most prolific serial killer. Dubbed the "Ogress of Reading", Dyer inspired a popular murder ballad, and her case led to stricter laws for adoption and child protection, and also helped raise the profile of the fledgling National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), which formed in 1884.
Collage #9 (Herman Webster Mudgett)

Herman Webster Mudgett, better known as Dr. Henry Howard Holmes or H. H. Holmes, was an American serial killer active from December 1891 to November 1894. Despite his confession of 27 murders (including some people who were verifiably still alive) while awaiting execution, Holmes was convicted and sentenced to death for only one murder, that of accomplice and business partner Benjamin Pitezel. Victims were killed in a mixed-use building which he owned in Chicago, located about three miles west of the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, supposedly called the World's Fair Hotel (informally called "The Murder Castle"), though evidence suggests the hotel portion was never truly open for business. Besides being a serial killer, Holmes was also a con artist and a trigamist, the subject of more than 50 lawsuits in Chicago alone. Holmes was executed on May 7, 1896, nine days before his 35th birthday.

Collage #10 (Complementary Rules and Peculiarities of French Syntax)

Marie-Madeleine d'Aubray, was a French aristocrat who was accused and convicted of murdering her father and two of her brothers in order to inherit their estates. After her death, there was speculation that she poisoned upwards of 30 sick people in hospitals to test out her poisons, but these rumors were never confirmed. Her alleged crimes were discovered after the death of her lover and co-conspirator, Captain Godin de Sainte-Croix who saved letters detailing dealings of poisonings between the two. After being arrested, she was tortured, forced to confess, and finally executed. Her trial and death spawned the onset of the Affair of the Poisons, a major scandal during the reign of Louis XIV accusing aristocrats of practicing witchcraft and poisoning people. Components of her life have been adapted into various different mediums including: short stories, poems, and songs to name a few.
Collage #11 (Concatenation of Circumstances)

The Moors murders were carried out by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley between July 1963 and October 1965, in and around Manchester, England. The victims were five children aged between 10 and 17. Two of the victims were discovered in graves dug on Saddleworth Moor; a third grave was discovered there in 1987, more than twenty years after Brady and Hindley's trial. The pair were charged and received life sentences under a whole life tariff. The investigation was reopened in 1985 after Brady was reported as having confessed to additional murders. After confessing to these murders, Brady and Hindley were taken separately to Saddleworth Moor to assist in the search for the graves. Characterized by the press as "the most evil woman in Britain", Hindley made several appeals against her life sentence, claiming she was a reformed woman and no longer a danger to society, but was never released. She died in 2002, aged 60, after serving 36 years in prison. Brady was diagnosed as a psychopath in 1985 and confined in the high-security Ashworth Hospital. He made it clear that he never wished to be released, and repeatedly asked to be allowed to die. He died in 2017, at Ashworth, aged 79. The murders were the result of what Malcolm MacCulloch, professor of forensic psychiatry at Cardiff University, called a "concatenation of circumstances". The trial judge, Mr Justice Fenton Atkinson, described Brady and Hindley in his closing remarks as "two sadistic killers of the utmost depravity". Their crimes were the subject of extensive worldwide media coverage.
Collage #12 (Cannibalism Winter 1964)

Evaluation of the available evidence supports the hypothesis that cannibalism of kuru victims was responsible for the epidemic spread of kuru through the Fore and their immediate neighbours with whom they intermarry. Clinical disease ensues 4-20 years after ingestion of poorly cooked tissues containing the transmissible agent. The rarity of kuru in men suggests that horizontal transmission of the agent other than by cannibalism is rare, or that it causes kuru of a much longer incubation period. New data suggest that genetic factors are not of major importance in the determination of host susceptibility. Since other cannibal peoples in New Guinea do not suffer from kuru, the kurugenic agent itself may be the unique factor in the ætiology of the disease. Unless vertical transmission to give kuru from mother to offspring or horizontal transmission of an extended incubation period can continue in the absence of cannibalism, kuru should disappear within the next few decades, by which time most people still carrying the agent will have died from kuru.

Collage #13 (Here and There)

Kristen Heather Gilbert (née Strickland; born November 13, 1967) is an American serial killer and former nurse who was convicted of four murders and two attempted murders of patients admitted to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Northampton, Massachusetts. She induced cardiac arrest in patients by injecting their intravenous therapy bags with massive doses of epinephrine, an untraceable heart stimulant. She would then respond to the coded emergency, often resuscitating the patients herself. Although it is believed that she may have been responsible for 350 or more deaths, her only confirmed victims were Stanley Jagodowski, Henry Hudon, Kenneth Cutting, and Edward Skwira.

Collage #14 (Toothache)

Linda Hazzard may have had no medical degree, but still passed herself off to be a doctor nonetheless. Hazzard used fasting as a treatment for a variety of ailments, creating her own sanitarium where she swindled her clients out of a lot of money. Under her care, 15 people died. She was convicted of manslaughter for one of those deaths, but received a full pardon from the Governor of the state of Washington. Hazzard would continue to sell her fasting treatment throughout the rest of her life. She even moved to New Zealand for a fresh start and a fresh group of victims. In 1920, it was revealed that she did not attend medical school so she was fined and she went back to the States. She opened another sanitarium, under the name of “health school” due to her lack of credentials, which mysteriously burned down. Eventually, Hazzard would become a victim of her own treatments in 1938. She died of starvation while attempting her own fasting cure. 

Collage #15 ([192] Doctor Death)

Edward William Pritchard (6 December 1825 – 28 July 1865) was an English doctor who was convicted of murdering his wife and mother-in-law by poisoning them. He was also suspected of murdering a servant girl, but was never tried for this crime. He was the last person to be publicly executed in Glasgow. In 1865, Pritchard poisoned his mother-in-law, Jane Taylor, 70, who died on 28 February. His wife, whom he was treating for an illness (with the help of a Dr. Paterson), died a month later on 18 March at the age of 38. Both had been living at Pritchard's new family home at 131 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Dr. Paterson was highly suspicious of the "illnesses" of both women and, when the time came, refused to sign the death certificates. However, he did not go out of his way to inform the medical or legal authorities of his suspicions. Pritchard was apprehended after an anonymous letter was sent to the authorities. When the bodies of his wife and mother-in-law were exhumed, it was found that they contained the poison antimony. Pritchard was convicted of murder after a five-day hearing in Edinburgh in July 1865, presided over by the Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Glencorse. He was hanged in front of thousands of spectators at the Saltmarket end of Glasgow Green at 8 a.m. on 28 July 1865.

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