Category Archives: City

Efficacious Means

Laws of rhythm
Feeling analysis
Emotional equivalent

Duration is comprised of moments nested inside of one another. As experience is integrated into an external physical realm, feeling invokes an inherent life principle aimed at unity. All action flows from a common source.

“There are thus distinct phases in the progress of an aesthetic feeling, as in the state of hypnosis ; and these phases correspond less to variations of degree than to differences of state or of nature.” – Henri Bergson

Cold Day

Lonely city
Blustery chill felt
Senses whirling

Multitudinous happenings transpire within an area of expansive density, as considerations of immediacy reflect on continuance and veracity formulation. Time and temporal perspectives, both visual and cognitive, govern experience.

“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.” – Charlotte Eriksson

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

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

Affirm the Existence

Merely to say
Unactualized possibilities
Ontological agreement

Sometimes ‘things-in-themselves’ are distinctly interesting in their presented space and time coordinates. Through aesthetic appraisement, metaphysics is capable of extending our knowledge of reality.

“To be is to be the value of a variable.” – Willard Van Orman Quine

Wrapped Perceptions

Mystifying gloss
Tantalizing access
Organizing principles

The present moment in memory becomes a myth that grows into a systematic intellectual impulse. Seeking answers in the city as nightfalls is a physical process in concert with exteriority, dancing in the moonlight.

“Reality is not figure and void, it is all relationships, a twinkling field of interrelated events.” – Robert Hughes

Pocatello Junction

Night illumination
Movement stipulation
Transportation conduit

A signature mark on the landscape, each city has its own character, a historicity informing the present. The restored Chief Theater neon sign sticks out while you are driving through Old Town.

“He explained to me with great insistence that every question possessed a power that did not lie in the answer.” – Elie Wiesel

Transitory

Time passes on
No matter what aspect
Impermanence mutability

Making meaning out of finitude, signposts appear for travelers in the temporal stretch that comprises experience. While being embedded in a reality provided for no obvious reason, what defines the human being is an insatiable curiosity. We are free to formulate answers to the unknowable, seeking solutions to the necessary conditions for the possibility of what is and what is not. Awareness is concerned about its own relationship to existence.

“The perfectio of human being–becoming what one can be in being free for one’s ownmost possibilities (project)–is an ‘accomplishment’ of ‘care’.” – Martin Heidegger

La Gondola

At the helm
Transformed enterprise
Unwavering focus

Higher ideals are a conception of something in the form of absolute perfection, and are thus mental modalities that employ imagination. Put into motion and characterized across space and time, in this episode modern imitation of form is actualized on the Providence river. Even similarity requires distinctions, packaged and presented in digestible portions.

“It is evident therefore that color harmony must rest only on a corresponding vibration in the human soul; and this is one of the guiding principles of the inner need.” – Wassily Kandinsky

Essence of Brown

Architectural district
Dense concentration
Ancient buildings

Appearance is here distilled into the intrinsic nature of experiencing a place, involving something abstract that determines spirit. Behind material manifestation is an incorporeal substance or energy that develops and grows as an integral aspect of present existence.

“Thus we see already that from without we can never arrive at the real nature of things.” – Arthur Schopenhauer