The line is made up of an infinite number of points; the plane of an infinite number of lines; the volume of an infinite number of planes; the hypervolume of an infinite number of volumes.
-JORGE LUIS BORGES
The Book of Sand (1953)
-SEYYED HOSSEIN NASR
Islamic Art and Spirituality (1987)
ALICE TO QUEEN 7
"But the things can get out," Alice gently remarked. "Do you know the lid's open?"
"I didn't know it," the Knight said, a shade of vexation passing over his face. "Then all the things must have fallen out! And the box is no use without them." He unfastened it as he spoke, and was just going to throw it into the bushes, when a sudden thought seemed to strike him, and he hung it carefully on a tree. "Can you guess why I did that?" he said to Alice.
Alice shook her head.
"In hopes some bees may make a nest in it - then I should get the honey."
T. B. PAWLICKI
Higher Dimensions of Space & Time (1984)
Shadow boxes become poetic theatres or settings wherein are metamorphosed the elements of a childhood pastime. The fragile, shimmering globules become the shimmering but more enduring planets - a connotation of moon and tides - the association of water less subtle, as when driftwood pieces make up a proscenium to set off the dazzling white of sea-foam and billowy cloud crystallized in a pipe of fancy.
Solar System (1956-58)