Thus, in construing human consciousness as ultimate consciousness, we fall prey to a slough of despair: believing that our own, incomplete understanding of life is the only understanding of life, that the universe does not exceed the often paltry confines
of human interpretation.
Paintant alludes as well to the fragility of the ecosystem.
Upon completion, its board of inspectors stated that its purpose was to confine
felons "in solitary cells and dungeons," their reformation being of "minor consideration.
He followed through on the procurement of this equipment and redesigned his HAZCOM, Lock-out/Tag- out, and Confine
d Space programs to support the new equipment.
As John Ashbery said in a recent catalogue essay for the artist, "If there is allegory here it concerns the subtle and not necessarily antagonistic relations between life and the structures that both confine
and support it, an allegory of how humanity interacts with the restrictions it has either stumbled on or erected to advance its business.
Result: the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act of 1994, which provides a way to use mental institutions to confine
rapists, pedophiles and other dangerous sex offenders beyond their prison terms.