Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Playing with virga

Virga (also called Fallstreifen, fallstreaks, precipitation trails) is precipitation that falls from a cloud but evaporates before reaching the ground.

Virga on Venus: Sulfuric acid rain in the atmosphere of Venus evaporates before reaching the ground due to the immense heat toward the surface.

Virga is a virtual gallery that offers information on Dutch artists.

The De Virga world map was made by Albertinus de Virga between 1411 and 1415.

The Virga Aurea, full title of "The Heavenly Golden Rod of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Seventy-two Praises," is a list of seventy-two alphabets.

Emergency Press: Who were the greatest artistic influences on you during the composition of Virga?
Scott Zieher: Walt Whitman's 1855 Leaves of Grass, Ezra Pound's Cantos, Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project, James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, William Carlos William's Paterson, John Berryman's Dream Songs and Sonnets, Louis Zukofsky's A, Charles Olson's Maximus Poems, and Robert Kelly's Loom.

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The first time she became aware of virga was in Laramie, Wyoming
whereas cumulus and cumulonimbus have been constant beings
no matter where she was.
Seems like a storm’s always lurking somewhere…

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