Turtles All the Way Down by Jay Taylor


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A student asks his teacher, “Master, what does the world sit on?” The teacher says, “It sits on a big turtle.” The student asks, “What does the turtle sit on?” The teacher says, “Another turtle.” The student asks, “Well, what does that turtle sit on?” The teacher says, “Another turtle.” The student asks, "What does that turtle sit on then? The teacher yells, "Don’t you get it?! It’s turtles all the way down!

A very cute, quirky and degrading nut on an industrial container…



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An expressionistic, exploratory artist, I create without restraint or intent. I am a passionate advocate of natural learning, and this organic approach informs all of my work, giving my creations their vibrancy and spontaneity. An abiding love of nature keeps me going when my rather warped sense of humour fails. Above all, I reject the dysfunction and pain our culture perpetuates. More of the same is of no interest to me. I say “YES” to that which is life-serving: let a new paradigm emerge!

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  • Kensoi
    Kensoiover 4 years ago

    Really Like This :) It Reminds Me Of A Three Year Old Asking Me What Is A Bottomless Pit !!!

    BYRONover 4 years ago

    I thought the world was carried on the backs of four elephants, and they were standing on the back of a giant turtle.

  • I removed the elephants during post production, Byron ;-)

    – Jay Taylor

  • Alixzandra
    Alixzandraover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, delicate and simple.

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 4 years ago

    Very creative work Jay….beautiful!! (Love your story lol)

  • Thank you, Kathie :-) I am unsure of the origins of the story (I came across it in Jed McKenna’s first book), but I love it, too!

    – Jay Taylor

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 4 years ago

    Nice shot Jay

  • Barbara Ingersoll
    Barbara Ingersollabout 4 years ago

    Oh what a cute little turtle! LOL! Love this, Jay!

  • spr041
    spr041about 4 years ago

    Excellent Jay

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago

  • Martin Muir
    Martin Muiralmost 4 years ago

    We would like to Congratulate you on being featured in the Globes,
    Spheres and Curves Group! Yeah!


  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...almost 4 years ago

    This would be perfect in All things Black and White Group Pam :)

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