Day 251: Shelley Whiting

SHOW: 
THE PHILLIPS 
PASTA EXPERIMENT

WHERE: 
Urban Beans
3508 N 7th St 
#100, 
Phoenix AZ 85014

WHEN: December 20 
7pm-9pm  
The Spaghetti Flying Monster was invented by atheists as a joke that people would be willing to worship anything they don’t understand.

For me, God exists. In each of my panels flies, aphids, fleas or lice are depicted, as though they have spontaneously generated from nothing. Similarly, evidence of God can spontaneously appear as a result the desires and wishes of the intent observer.

In the late 1970s there was a theory called the Phillips Experiment. Occultists had a theory that if you put enough faith and energy into the idea of a personage appearing, it would appear as a result. Phillips was a being that came out of nowhere. They used séances to make the being appear. I use a bit of glow in the dark paint in each of the paintings to represent the “special effects” of séances.

For many the idea of seeing God in flesh is a bizarre, mysterious notion. For all you know he could be a Spaghetti Flying Monster. Even if that were the case, I don’t think his exact form should be a deterrent on faith or the perseverance of his worship. Indeed, faith is the idea of hope and a long term belief in the goodness of the unknown power out there.

www.facebook.com/shelleyjwhiting

https://www.instagram.com/shelley.whiting/

PhillipsPastaExperiment

SpaghettiMan1

Spaghetti2

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s