Monthly Archives: July 2016

Bucky’s Lopez Island Grill

Right away outside
Seems very happy
Pretty good food

Many different impressions contribute to the memory of a place and time. The composite image generates an emotional signification greater than the sum of its component parts.

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” – Ruth Reichl

Natural Articulations

Method of division
Elements differ
In kind

Integrating into the natural fabric of existence, there is nothing more affirmative than a positive connection with the cosmos and our planetary locus. Although it takes effort and motivation, each durational shooting episode returns exceptional value. Temporal location can provide the freedom to constitute worthy questions.

“Intuition is not duration itself. Intuition is rather the movement by which we emerge from our own duration, by which we make use of our own duration to affirm and immediately to recognize the existence of other durations, above and below us.” – Gilles Deleuze

Reflective Recognition

Ambient environment
Conspecific distinction
Window polysemousness

Arising in connection with external circumstances, latent ambiguity apparently manifests. Crumpled kraft paper placed directly behind a storefront window sets-up a curious boundary plane of vagueness. More interested in temporality rather than spatiality while seeking an illusion of continuity, identity is located within uncertainty.

“The absolute can only be reached and expressed through intuition, and by this the spiritual sympathy by which one places oneself within an object in order to coincide with what is unique in it is consequently inexpressible.” – Enid Starkie

Kayaks

Narrow boats
Symmetrical color
Landscape recreation

Suddenly the physical properties of matter interacting with energy stimulate contemplation of the formal cause as the direction of being. The unity of imaging takes many things and sublates a coherent whole.

“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” – Aristotle

Fire Hose

Permanently attached
Merchant vessel
Viscoelasticity

What is real or natural is a matter of conceptual organization, helping to manufacture the world in which we live. When riding on a big boat filled with a belly full of cars, a geometrical abstraction is given as sensual input, offering a new set of answers to the old questions.

“Because as soon as this ferry boat docks, I’m headed to the church to play Bingo, fleece me with the gamblers’ flocks.” – Joni Mitchell

Agate Beach

High tide
Mostly full
Small rocks

Sometimes the significance of place is not fully realized till much later, when memory activates.

“Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded.” – Virginia Woolf

Designing Experiments

Principle investigations
Crucial questions
Purely observational

Meanwhile, back in Missouri earlier in the year, the sun sets on Hazel Hill lake giving way to the night.

“As with most undertakings, the success of an experiment depends largely on the care taken with preliminary preparations.” – W. I. B. Beveridge

Supersensible Knowledge

Consciousness penetrates
Conceptions about reality
Soul gains understanding

Natural beauty purifies the soul.

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.” – John F. Kennedy

Safe Harbor

Danger on the rocks
Surly passed
Packed in

Overlooking a boat parking lot, floating object concentration presents itself.

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” – Norman Vincent Peale

Delicate Emanations

External manifestation
Reciprocally infuse
Myth with form

Organizing experience in an aesthetic state of mind as a component of external exploration, a geometrical abstraction is extracted from a seaside town structural detail. Inspiration arises from a wide range of unpredictable sources.

“There is no manifold of coexisting ideas; the notion of such a thing is a chimera. Whatever things are thought in relation are thought from the outset in a unity, in a single pulse of subjectivity, a single psychosis, feeling, or state of mind.” – William James