Richard Schain: Alamos, Sonora, Mexico

Richard Schain

Richard Schain, photographed on December 12th, 2009, the night of the opening reception of 'Sentences in Space: The Idea is the Art'
exhibited at the Museo Costumbrista de Sonora in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. Museum Director Sr. Jesus Antonio Estrada.

October 25th 2009

Hello Geoffrey,

Thanks for publishing 'Sententiae.' I have received a couple of positive responses.

You might be interested in a new 'Pathway' in philosophy that I am developing. It is called 'Sentences in Space' and refers to placement of large print sententiae on illustration boards that can be hung on walls. I feel this is philosophy as a visual art form. There will be an exhibition of them in December in the museum of Alamos where I live. I have had to provide Spanish translations of all the material, which was not too difficult with the help of the computer.

This is not entirely an original effort since the walls of Delphi during Greek antiquity were said to be lined with philosophical aphorisms such as 'know thyself', 'nothing in excess', etc. Unfortunately, however, I don't think I am suited for the role of a Delphic Oracle. They were said to be always women.

All my best,

['Sententiae: An Art Form of Independent Philosophy' Philosophy Pathways Issue 147]