Matrix: Etymologically speaking: Uterus. Place or medium of
production. To extrapolate a tad: Matron. Matron/Matrix. Yeah yeah.
It's a stretch . I know.
As far as Random House is concerned: That which gives origin or form
to a thing. That said ... shall we proceed dear souls?
It ain't never no accident--for thems wot enjoys decimating the
English language for the sheer delight of it all--when a man sits
himself down and decides one day to become a jeweler and then rises
to heights most never achieve.
And so I present Mr. Pierre Sterl=E9 ... born in Alsace, France, in
1905: A jeweler who first opened his business in 1934 on Rue Sainte
Other than the above ... my knowledge of the man occupies about as
much space as does a fleck of dust as it meanders about in the
center of the universe in search of fellow flecks ... except, that
is, for a creation of his which I find rather striking.
Which brings us--via arcane routings--to that most puzzling of
questions: What is a Biblical Elder? Is it someone who has aged
whilst slumped over one or both of the world's great books ... aging
aging till his beard reached his chest all the while trying to
divine the meaning of each word and nuance of old and new testaments?
Or is it just a man ... who lived during those ancient historical
times ... and aged during the great writings? Or ... is a Biblical
Elder an important personage mentioned in one of the great tomes ...
a patriarch of sorts ... a man who brought enlightenment to his
people. Or does Biblical Elder refer not to one who is in the bible
... but to one who has been left out? Or is he all four? Or is he
none of the above? Methinks we live in a world of too many choices.
You look at the image you're soon to look at ... and you tell me.
And so we arrive--quaintly enough--to our biblical matrix elder ...
carved from an opal by a talented jeweler named Sterl=E9. It's a
looker my friends. Bearded bloke. Golden rope work collar.
Head-dress with flexible angel-string (fil d'ange) tassel. Could be
anybody. Who do You think it is?
For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits...may I
direct you to my home page at www.tyler-adam.com
where you will
scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that says
Tidbits Graphics ... and then click on the link that says: MatrixMan
... in order to view a carved opal of a Biblical Elder.