Category Archives: Indexicality


Monocot order
Unbranched stem
Palm fronds

Light and shadow interpenetrations play in a monochromatic textural ensemble. A common ambition is to create art rooted in the fabric of lived experience.

“A single tree in the tropical forest in the south of Mexico has more different species than some European countries.” – Carlos Salinas de Gortari

Unique Existent

The thing grasped
Subjectivity resounds
Manner of a sign

Creative intuition is cognitive in considering internal and external reality, directed toward concrete existence as connatural to the soul infused by a given emotion. Through its union and resonance in a spiritually awakened subjectivity, it informs the mind. The hidden properties of being are involved in its identity and in its existential relations with other things.

“Things are not only what they are. They ceaselessly pass beyond themselves, and give more than they have.” – Jacques Maritain


Window medium
Sensation stimulation
Appearance offered

Intense sunlight from a low angle blasts the western side of a neon window sign. Projected onto horizontal slats, the resulting cast shadow advances indexical delight. As a crucial attribute of contemporary existence, authenticity is an important context-dependent topic of analysis.

“To view something as an index, the perceiver must believe that it actually has the factual and spatio-temporal link that is claimed.” – Kent Grayson

Self Similar Form

Successive finishing
Particular recurrence
Within its own definition

In an abstract detail extraction, light and shadow redefine an object of modernity. Temporal slices are of necessity comprised of singular sequential durational segments. Even the seemingly simple is full of involvedness.

“Temporal ‘fading’ into the past is not equivalent to the fading of a fading image that remains perceptually present.” – Shaun Gallagher

Interpretive Examination

Endless variety
Plausible validity
Rational enterprise

Multilayered tracings open-up indexical possibilities just outside the entrance to a common office building. Sometimes the most ordinary things become extremely fascinating. When engaged exploring the visual potential in these quotidian moments, other incidental humans in the vicinity are often suspiciously disapproving.

“Can an interpretation ever lay definitive claim to correctness?” – Paul Armstrong

Aesthetic Disposition

Definite operations
Jointly engaged
Sum total

Compartments side by side with indexical overtones, three images connected by subject and formal relationship comprise a unified geometrical abstraction. Gracefully moving between styles and genres, participating in the historical legacy of fine art contributes to observational inquisition.

“Every other exercise gives the mind some particular aptitude, but also sets it in return a particular limitation; the aesthetic alone leads to the unlimited.” – Friedrich Schiller

Event Interaction

Constant appeal
Actual conditions
Shadow of relation

There are things we know, that help in navigating our existence, which are indescribably ephemeral but nevertheless potent. Lacan has a developmental idea he calls the Real, which represents a background of understanding that is inexpressible. Seems to me this might be correlated with intuitive knowledge.

“Now, the first point to be firmly fixed in the mind is that intuitive knowledge has no need of a master, nor to lean upon any one; she does not need to borrow the eyes of others, for she has most excellent eyes of her own.” – Benedetto Croce

Delineated Tracing

Mark the details
Oblique projection
Natural diptych

A metaphysical dualism is encountered on the streets of Zihuatanejo, with indexicality ramifications opening a space for contemporary object affirmation. Aesthetic replenishment may be illuminated by negation appropriation.

“I tend to see the past of philosophy not as the record of dead answers now discarded, but as the history of essential questions that welcome their own repeated renewal.” – William Desmond


Whist progressing
Symbolical map
Final act

Awareness and intentionality are sparked by intuition on a hot afternoon walk through the streets of Zihuatanejo. A confluence of circumstances opens possibilities for aesthetic realization, as found things mold into visual conception. The structures of consciousness can be analyzed in ways that alleviate the necessity of peripheral certainty.

“Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.” – Samuel Butler

Edge of Being

Apt effectuation
Excellence qualified
Meets meaning

Fully complete in itself as a fragment, sometimes we stumble upon spatial organization extraordinaire. Aesthetic threshold awareness is fortuitous.

“So that the view should touch the limit, that it should touch its limit, that it should touch itself intact.” – Jean-Luc Nancy