Tag Archives: Excursion 2

On Light Painting Petty John’s Cave: An Essay

I am looking at the print of the Chandelier that John Paul framed for me. In the photo the formation has a ghostly air about it. Stripped of context it tells you nothing about where or what it is. It reminds me a bit of spirit photography, a sort of ectoplasmic excrescence, which I suppose it is, at least geologically speaking. Yet I was present for this clicking of the shutter. I witnessed the history of its taking and recorded it myself albeit in complementary media, i.e. audio and writing. The Read more [...]

Brushes Forged with Light

In this sound collage Devin Brown recalls an excursion with John Paul Floyd to make fine art photographs in Petty John's Cave. In addition to documentary audio taken during the venture this piece is also composed of recordings from Speleogen's music rehearsals and text prepared and read by Devin. Read more [...]

Cave Index

Excursion 2 / July 10, 2013 Hours clocked underground: 2.75 Fellow explorers encountered in the cave: 0 Bat sightings: 3, including 2 actual bats and one piece of bad Batman-themed graffiti. See “Number of cave tags” entry below. Handmade egg rolls devoured at Uncle Jed’s truckstop; this delicacy is available only once a week on Wednesdays: 0 Cave tacos consumed by John Paul after photographing the Jam Hole: 2 Ingredients that comprise a cave taco: avocados, hardboiled eggs, Read more [...]