April 23, 2013Space Writing

Winter History

   Precepts extended
Element development
Spiritual agitation

A preoccupation of temporality works to inform a performance in the snow. Although still recent enough to seem fresh in the mind, imagination must move on to new conceptions. It is now time to put away the winter attitude for the next seasonal stage. As a container for sensory input, some things fulfill their promise without complete explanation.

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. That is why we must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned, there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it - except from our own works.” - Pablo Picasso

April 22, 2013Star Trails

Implicitly Explicit

   Ordered Accordingly
Pursuing a tendency
Precise nature

A s the world turns contributes to a nocturnal production technique, investigating the passage of time as a universal construct. Each creative experience places demands on the artist, to think and reflect upon a relative position in the great scheme of things. Contemplation of the vast cosmic continuum opens up productive avenues of thought.

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” - Andy Warhol

April 21, 2013Frontiers

Materialistic Attitude

   Unsparing quality
Indefinity sustaining
Archaeological magnitude

I nside Doctor W.B. Jones pioneer stone house, things are a little rundown in the living room. This is a wonderful study of entropy in the middle of the Kansas prairie. Any narrative must be written over some temporal period, with strange forces capable of augmenting what appears just on the surface continuum.

“I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory.” - Andre Breton

April 20, 2013Agricultural

Question of Form

   Ripe necessities
Matter storeroom
External internal condition

S ome structural forms logically fit their environment. An interesting feature of this example is the recursive reductive secondary form emergent from the roof of the primary structure. William Morris postulated that art should meet the needs of society and that there should be no distinction between form and function. It strikes me this grain silo exhibits a harmony between function and design, coupled with a timeworn ornamentation based on the effects of natural aging.

“Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.” - Walter Gropius

April 19, 2013Interference

Local Antecedents

   Material form
Energy interaction
Common denominator

S cience and art converge, equal parts of the same cultural narrative, asking questions and seeking tentative answers. All knowledge is subject to critical review, and modification of thought is a universal aspect of growth and development. Uncertainly thus is always a component of the present condition, acceptance of which contributes to successful adaptation.

“Art movements should always develop in accordance with the technical possibilities of their age.” - David A. Siqueiros

April 18, 2013Abstract

Transcend Geometric

   Spirit of sensation
External reality

W ell away from the easel and dislocated from the institution, random modern marks on a highly structured object plane represent a form of unintentional public art. With muted colors, a linear canvas, and a rough vigor, such a manifestation is entirely adapted to the cultural atmosphere out of which it emerges. Perfectly accessible to the masses, such work does require an internal aesthetic understanding from any potential viewing audience.

“The artist is a direct product of life. He is an apparatus born to be the receptor, the condenser, the transmitter and the reflector of the aspirations, the desires, and the hopes of his age.” - Diego Rivera

April 17, 2013Star Trails


   Multiple theories
Conceptual approach
Complementary insights

T he creative process allows an expression of the unconscious. Many ideas come together in visual art, with each work a cultural representation of a philosophical thought archive. Here we have a serendipitous image working to resolve contradictory conditions encountered in dreams and conscious reality. This cognitive interplay is one of the many intriguing aspects of night photography, as the activity is an exercise in capturing a world that is beyond human sensation. Below a certain illumination threshold, only the retinal rods are in play, dramatically reducing the external information available for perceptual interpretation. Many things exist that are unseen.

“Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony. The sublime idea men have of the universe would collapse with dizzying speed. The order which we find in nature, and which is only an effect of art, would at once vanish. Everything would break up in chaos. There would be no seasons, no civilization, no thought, no humanity; even life would give way, and the impotent void would reign everywhere.” - Guillaume Apollinaire


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