|Exhibition:||John Harris - "As If I Were A Traveller . . . ."|
"The dominant half of the symbiotic pair of silicon -based beings inhabiting the Crystal Plains."
Oil on canvas on board
14 x 12 inches
"We have not yet found a way of communicating effectively with these denizens of the Crystals. They seem totally absorbed in their arcane pursuits, and for all we know are unaware of our presence. Watching them go about their business, with their clucking and humming, is for me a very soothing experience. I sense in their behaviour a complete absence of threat. Jacob, the anthropologist of the group, has a theory about this. He says the roots of their behaviour lie in the unique way in which they came into being. Unlike the carbon-based evolution of life on our home planet, where the survival of each species was dependent on eating other life forms for their energy, these creatures are the produce of surplus energy."
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