ethereal / theme
A motile weightlessness that confounds and toys with form, the ethereal seems to exist by virtue not of matter but of vibration. It eludes location, it floats, it slips away, it is just around the bend. "Unearthly" barely approaches the superlative lightness, lucidity,
limpidity of the ethereal. Angels, fairies, and will-o-the-wisps are the creatures that might possess or comprise it: the lumpish apprehension of humans can scarcely brush it with a gross fingertip.
Themes represent basic categories of thought, emotion, or value. While our assignment of themes may at times seem arbitrary or whimsical, they serve to link together artists and movements along non- hierarchial pathways. Follow the themes to look for new disciplines that share qualities with those you already like, or to open up new worlds of Art and Culture.