"...the problem about the egg and the hen, which of them came first, was dragged into our talk, a difficult problem which gives investigators much trouble. And Sulla my comrade said that with a small problem, as with a tool, we were rocking loose a great and heavy one, that of the creation of the world. " 

Plutarch, Table Talk, Moralia 120 AD


A Hen lays an Egg after light-sensitive cells behind her eyes message her ovary to release an ovum into the egg yolk. Fertilized by sperm, coated by albumen, encased in shell as the egg travels through the oviduct. This  creative process encompasses twenty-four hours; as the rotation of Earth on its axis.                                                      

Hope Sandrow spacetime 


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(l) September 29 5:09 PM Agenor

(r) September 30 3:53pm Shinnecock with Susanna

Two of seventeen portraits of Shinnecock Family Flock commissioned by Agnes Gund

The Sky is Falling, spacetime

Open Air Studio, Shinnecock Hills 2009

Albumen Prints 20” x 16”

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“An Artist Feathering Her Nest” by Penelope Green includes a slide show with my narration

“Fowl but Photogenic”

by Nicole Bengiveno  includes a slide show of selected portraits