Monthly Archives: January 2018

Dunk’s Deli

Greater downtown
Central business district
Do not expect much

A colorful striped awning in the morning sun is advantageously integrated into an urban geometrical abstraction. The spatial relationships between various compositional parts never cease irresistibly to draw attention and interest.

“Every true artist has been inspired more by the beauty of lines and color and the relationships between them than by the concrete subject of the picture.” – Piet Mondrian

Regions of Apprehension

Complex riches
Multifarious degrees
Internal distinction

Many realities manifest in the front yard during nocturnal activities.

“No one can be aware of the real meaning of unity without an equal grasp of the sense of distinction.” – Jacques Maritain

Interval Break

Reflective edge
Suddenly susceptible
Essence remains

Mesmerizing information organizes itself into layers on the urban corner. A nuance of meaning lasts for a prescribed waiting period as passive thoughts meddle with appearance.

“By bring one back to oneself, the painted traces awaken feeling, disclose inward spirit, subjectivity, to itself in the mode of feeling.” – John Sallis


Traverse interpretation
Scattering amplitudes
Continuation energies

As a matter of discernment, beauty is available to all people even in the most ordinary of circumstances.

“Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.” – Richard Feynman


Accumulated time
Banded display
Ordered color

As ambient conditions deliver temporary winter warming on a clear bright night, aesthetic advantage reaffirms our position on a ball floating through space. So much immediate surface is apparent, hitherto teeming with so much cosmic depth and wonder.

“What the photograph reproduces to infinity has occurred only once: the photograph mechanically repeats what could never be repeated existentially.” – Roland Barthes


Enough evidence
Measured empirically
Propounds the view

Out in the middle of the street, age and random crushing forms an aesthetic object full of curiosity.

“Alas, a few years ago, I should have said “my universe”: but now my mind has been opened to higher views of things.” – Edwin A. Abbott

Aesthetic Pleasure

Ineluctable fact
Nominal reduction
Extracted from life

Agricultural structures here exhibit geometrical abstraction in a minimalistic vein. The overall vibe is reminiscent of a cross between Piet Mondrian and Agnes Martin.

“To succeed in constructing something which is not a copy of the ‘natural’ and yet possesses some substantive quality implies a most sublime talent.” – José Ortega y Gasset


Inscription information
Visible impression
Stain trace

Abstract and concrete are classifications that indicate whether an expression describes an object with a physical denotation or one with no physical referents. These translated asphalt markings dwell in a middle ground, helping to formulate generalized ideas.

“The familiar material objects may not be all that is real, but they are admirable examples.” – Willard Van Orman Quine

Face the Light

Oscillating rehearsals
Intended replacement
Individual episode

From forest to prairie, stepping through a transitional zone is a marvelous transformation.

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

Bandstand Boogie

National airwaves
Got a good beat
Can dance to it

The defunct restaurant concept was based on adolescents dancing to communal music. Rocking surroundings just steps away from currency, modern trends quickly become nostalgic history.

“I don’t set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them.” – Dick Clark