Lovescape Novels, an art project exploring the landscape of love in which unfolds the light of civilization


Dedicated to Universal Love

14 novels by Rolf A. F. Witzsche

Painting a living garden of
 invisible shapes
that shape

1610 portait of Johannes Kepler by an unknown artist

Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630), 
mathematician, astronomer, and the founder of modern science,
wrote in his book "The Harmony of the World" (Book V)

"Now, eighteen months after the first light, three months after the true day, but a very few days after the pure Sun of that most wonderful study began to shine, nothing restrains me; it is my pleasure to taunt mortal men with the candid acknowledgment that I am stealing the golden vessels of the Egyptians to build a tabernacle to my God from them, far, far away from the boundaries of Egypt. If you forgive me, I shall rejoice; if you are enraged with me, I shall bear it. See, I cast the die, and I write the book. Whether it is to be read by the people of the present or of the future makes no difference: let it await its reader for a hundred years, if God Himself has stood ready for six thousand years for one to study Him."

In today's world the frontier lies beyond the stars. It lies where we meet one another heart to heart or fail to do so. We have stood on the moon and have sent probes to the stars, but we have not yet found it easy (or even possible) to extend our hands to one another across the tables in our daily living with the smiles of universal love. 

Humanity still remains isolated as a people, fearful and mystified, bound to lies and empires of lies; subjected to wars, genocide, looting, hatred, and terror. For four millennia mankind has struggled to break free, just as the astronomers have struggled to break away from earth-bound perceptions. Mankind has had but a few successes along this line, a few bright periods of renaissance, but those were quickly overturned. The astronomers were more successful. With Kepler's discovery of the principle of universal gravity (long before Newton's time) a whole new era begun. A breakout from the mental confinement was achieved that had limited mankind's vision. Now we face the same challenge, only on a greater scale. We face the challenge to achieve the vastly greater breakout from the smallness of our self-perception and the corresponding smallness of our universal love. And most importantly, we must achieve the breakout quickly as further delays might prove fatal. 

On this note I dedicate my work to the advancement of universal love towards a new renaissance. May its light of harmony brighten our world.

Rolf A. F. Witzsche