Enclosure Fathom Part 2: Limited Edition – Restitution and Contrition: (5521) B1 – The Zebra Puzzle – Cerebellum Island. (5521)  B2 – The Zebra Puzzle – Sagittal Anatomy.

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This work is dedicated to the memory of Amelia Earhart.

  • Look at; ‘’Amelia Earhart Tells Her Story| Movietone Moment | 20 May 16’’
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BgAKnpK7p4 Licensed to Youtube by British Movietone. You can license this story for commercial use through AP Archive – story number is: BM1828A Find out more about AP Archive: https://tinyurl.com/p8cv22p
  • The Zebra Puzzle is a well-known logic puzzle. Many versions of the puzzle exist, including a version published in Life International magazine on December 17, 1962. The March 25, 1963, issue of Life contained the solution and the names of several hundred successful solvers from around the world.
  • The puzzle is often called Einstein’s Puzzle or Einstein’s Riddle because it is said to have been invented by Albert Einstein as a boy; it is also sometimes attributed to Lewis Carroll. However, there is no known evidence for Einstein’s or Carroll’s authorship and the Life International version of the puzzle mentions brands of cigarette, such as Kools, that did not exist during Carroll’s lifetime or Einstein’s boyhood.

Restitution and Contrition (5521)  B1 – The Zebra Puzzle – Cerebellum Island 

  • The Zebra puzzle has been used as a benchmark in the evaluation of computer algorithms for solving constraint satisfaction problems.
  • These works are a kind of  ”Zebra puzzle” based on the original work from ‘’ENCLOSURE FATHOM – PART 1 – Restitution and Contrition (5521)”.
  • It hung in the ’pink room’ at AL RYYAN GALLERY. The framer of the work, Raj, refused to change the work of art to hang in a ‘portrait’ position and hence put the hooks on the back to the work, in a ‘landscape’ position and swore, that  – that – was the correct way of looking at it. He spotted an owl, a rolled – snake, and a bird and thought they were all perched on a brown branch from a tree. Nothing I said could convince him otherwise as the final framed work – arrived at the gallery with the hooks, according to ”his perception”, which led to great giggles! Inevitably it moved on to laughs centered around the concepts of … is it a bird, is it a plane, is it ?…….a FLOWER?
  • The original picture is pasted onto woven, old looking woven cotton. It is also surrounded by a golden strip. The material was l bought in New Delhi during a trip, which is white and black. It resembles the skin of zebra animals. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual.
  • The material symbolizes: ”the zebra” a fairy chess piece that moves like a stretched knight. It jumps three squares horizontally and two square vertically, or three squares vertically and two square horizontally, regardless of intervening pieces; thus, it is a (2,3)-leaper. ”Chladni musical composition included.” in this picture.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQxvxRtn6TU
  • Music in this video:  the song: Friends, artist: Claseria and album: Friends
  • Licensed to YouTube by UMG (on behalf of Claseria Music); BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., PEDL, Walt Disney Music Company (Publishing), LatinAutor, AMRA, UMPI, and 11 Music Rights Societies. Video: Katie Teekell.

Restitution and Contrition (5521)  B2 – The Zebra Puzzle – Sagittal Anatomy

  • ”Zebra” is the American medical slang for arriving at an exotic medical diagnosis when a more commonplace explanation is more likely. It is shorthand for the aphorism coined in the late 1940s by Dr. Theodore Woodward, professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, who instructed his medical interns: “When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses, not zebras”. Since horses are common in Maryland while zebras are relatively rare, logically one could confidently guess that an animal making hoofbeats is probably a horse. By 1960, the aphorism was widely known in medical circles. (It was also during the preparation for the exhibition that the artist was diagnosed with a cyst on her pinneal gland). The Zebra in the room.
  •  Zebra is also the letter ‘Z’ in the NATO phonetic alphabet.
  • This work is about remembering ourselves and objects of vanity across time/ centuries and dealing with it subconsciously and consciously. It is about women and their abilities, their dreams and their relationships. Our minds in the gardens across time. The cervix of life is indeed a Brain, in the Garden of Time.
  • Listen with me to ”Vlieg Hoog”  BY Juanita du Plessis and Theuns Jordaan. It means to ‘fly high’. It is a song about overcoming obstacles but not being an ”Icarus”.



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