Category Archives: Ambient Ambulation


More position accuracy
Less momentum precision
Inexact simultaneous values

Derived from quantum mechanics, physical certainty is limited by indeterminacy in extremely small structures. Yet as quantum events do not intervene with the rational mental faculties, most contingent events are overwhelmingly ‘adequately determined.’ The texture and substance of phenomena are stitched together by perception, understanding and reason.

“The estimate of our rational cognition a priori at which we arrive is that it has only to do with phenomena, and that things in themselves, while possessing a real existence, lie beyond its sphere.” – Immanuel Kant

Parallel Between

Long lyric line
Consonant with
Styles of the time

For now it is a new, old afternoon. Entangled within natural layers of visual vernacular observance, dreams remain tethered to something antediluvian.

“Well, the future for me is already a thing of the past.” – Bob Dylan

State Space

Dynamical variables
Position momentum
Reference frame

Aesthetics is the act of formulating a desirable harmonic disposition out of a tumultuous environmental manifold. Traditional quantum mechanics contributes by stipulating that a particle has no set of fixed properties until it is observed. As a function of observation, certain properties are randomly determined based on probabilities.

“Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” – Niels Bohr

Silence of Season

Take a look down
Out from the shadows
Letting in the sunshine

A real point of arrival situates on the banks of an evaporating lake. Squeezed color and provocation contribute to an impression of propitious accord. Sun shining spectacle marks the aspect, as the strength of seeing lies within you.

“Stand on hills of long forgotten yesterdays; pass amongst your memories told returning ways, as certain as we walk today.” – Jon Anderson

See it Really

Falling all around
Been in between
Talking tree

Not every element of experience is describable. Of the moment, aesthetic practice can contemplate without the expectation of understanding. In this fashion, it all gets very intense.

“Extension, apart from its spatialization and temporalization, is that general scheme of relationships providing the capacity that many objects can be welded into the real unity of one experience.” – Alfred North Whitehead

Conditions Must Obtain

Descriptive meanings
Discriminating conception
Causal antecedents

Existence embodies much more meaning than just articulated precise description. Therefore, we must recognize the essential significance that all distinctiveness claims are indeterminate. Aesthetics works with vague objects by assigning vague identity.

“It is sometimes said that the world might itself be vague.” – Gareth Evans

Connected with Time

Common features
Immediate experience
Factual induction

Metaphysical questions cannot be definitively settled by experiment. The way in which such questions are articulated will determine how any experimental results are rendered.

“What is in dispute in such cases is not whether, in a given set of circumstances, this or that event will happen, but rather how anything at all that happens is to be described.” – A. J. Ayer


Objective phenomena
Regulatory changes
Arise exogenously

Do aesthetic opportunities exist independently of artistic perception, just waiting to be discovered? As an alternative, does the inclination of artistic action create the associated aesthetic opportunity? Perhaps these two modalities can be reconciled through connaturality. Knowledge becomes the reassurance of certain repetitive circumstances, in which habitual things and events, not part of our inherent design, become ingrained.

“Rectitude of judgment can come about in two ways: on the one hand, by the impeccable [perfectum] use of reason: on the other hand because of some connaturality with that which one is about to judge.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

Rational Reconstruction

Substantial form
Tension demand
Abstract general design

Another dream full of metaphysical awareness plays out on a warm afternoon, as concepts synthesize into ideas. Aesthetics applies to the spatiotemporal world on such a potent occasion, especially in relation to willful movement exercised during photographic light accumulation.

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” – Isaac Newton

Close Acquaintance

Sensible qualities
Repeated experiences
Constant conjunction

Meaning is determined by contingent psychological states of the agent for whom such meaning resides. For this reason, images deemed worthy by the creating artist might elude a particular viewer’s understanding.

“Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.” – David Hume