Objectivity persists independent of the presence any individual consciousness. A sentient being has a partial window view into objectivity based on the structure and function of sensor receptors and associated mental processing. Just because this access must necessarily be narrow does not negate its authenticity. Appearances are not separate from reality, but rather are an incomplete subset of reality. Aesthetics can change the parameters of the window frame.
“Human reason has this peculiar fate that in one species of its knowledge it is burdened by questions which, as prescribed by the very nature of reason itself, it is not able to ignore, but which, as transcending all its powers, it is also not able to answer.” – Immanuel Kant
Initiated from appearances, the synthesis of imagination has several necessary temporal elements: the synthesis itself and the mental associations required for executing the fusion. It therefore demands the capacity to retain earlier perceptions as abstract entities in such a way that certain newer representations can combine into a single or unified entity.
“Psychologists have hitherto failed to realize that imagination is a necessary ingredient of perception itself.” – Immanuel Kant
Intelligible metaphysical statements about entities whose existence seems evident gives rise to mystification between the real and the apparent.
“The picture presents the facts in logical space, the existence and nonexistence of atomic facts.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein
Fabricate an understanding
Subjectivity manifest in the spiritual unconscious of the intellect remains more available to itself. In the case of mystical contemplation, the objects as well as the mode of experience are simply natural.
“If I choose abstraction over reality, it is because I consider it the lesser chaos.” – Robert Brault
An irregular centrosymmetric study corroborates the recognition of a new abstract image project. Although this series has had a long gestation period, now that it is formally established as a visual stratagem the creative pace will quicken.
“It is a condition of the intelligibility of experimental activity that in an experiment the experimenter is a causal agent of a sequence of events but not of the causal law which the sequence of events enables him to identify.” – Roy Bhaskar
Different from nothing
In the process of abstract cognition, Aristotle allocates the senses and the intellect with equal roles. He positions the intellect as active during the process of awareness in its function of retaining, detaching, dissolving, and fabricating forms to make them objects of consciousness. Such forms characterize content arrangements that are unique and palpable.
“By mind I mean that part by which the soul thinks and forms judgments.” – Aristotle
Regarded as valuable
As ongoing contributions to sensuous experience, interior form and color combine to construct content emphasizing the perceptual dimension. When employing expression theory conscious of emotional relationships, sometimes meaning is more meaningful when abstractly derived.
“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.” – William Wordsworth
Becoming is to be aesthetically comfortable in perpetual incompleteness, recognizing superiority over nothing. Life itself is a work of art, as all things are in a dynamic incessant flux, shattering any illusion as to the cohesion of absolute truth or the validity of our present moral compass.
“At the point you perceive the irreparability of the world, at that point it is transcendent.” – Giorgio Agamben
Perception and awareness of any specific event is dependent on the level of participation. To be only an observer cannot build the deeper understanding that can result from active engagement. The iterative feedback loop revolves around occupation.
“The growth of conception, which is the aim of philosophy, has a direct bearing on our ability to observe facts; for it is systematic conception that makes some facts important and others trivial.” – Susanne K. Langer
Collaborating with multiple versions of itself, an abstract unity is created in the construction junction. Nothing is ever completely exhausted, as at any moment there is always more available.
“The faculties we have are few, and those designed by nature for the support and comfort of life, and not to penetrate into the inward essence and constitution of things.” – George Berkeley