Category Archives: Indexicality

Postulatory Purpose

Restless energization
Splayed forth as time
Among appearances

In the relationship of reason to nature, the individual raises itself to the highest power of consciousness through a rational and graduated sequence of intuitions. The same powers of intuition that reside in the self also manifests by degrees in nature. To confer upon the whole an internal coherence which time cannot touch, no necessary intervening step can be omitted.

“We feel time as a continuous flow, with no clearly demarcated beginnings and ends.” – John-Francis Phipps

On Deck

Molecular movements
Walls of significance
Organized strata

Moving in close isolates intimate details of the American Duchess, a river paddlewheeler based in Baton Rouge.

“The shadow escapes from the body like an animal we had been sheltering.” – Gilles Deleuze

Door to Nowhere

Illuminated moment
Quintessential tracks
Lilting grace

Something cannot come from nothing, indicting that an aspect of being must exist in a permanent absolute form. Logically, something that is permanent cannot transform into something else without its subsequent termination. Therefore, the shifting duality that arises within the absolute itself is a self-distinction of the indivisible absoluteness into subject and object.

“All things now being marked with the names of light and of darkness, Yea, set apart by the various powers of the one or the other, Surely the All is at once full of light and invisible darkness, Both being equal, and naught being common to one with the other.” – Parmenides


Executable package
Radiation interaction
Triggered appropriately

This narrowing attention occurs according to a vision that attributes virtually no limit to what can become a source of aesthetic experience.

“Nothing’s perfect, the world’s not perfect. But it’s there for us, trying the best it can; that’s what makes it so damn beautiful.” – Hiromu Arakawa

Metaphysical Experience

Deals with itself

Understanding deals with empirical experience and reason deals with rational ideas. Erroneous metaphysics is rooted in unregulated reason that concludes that which is inconclusive. Kant analyzes metaphysics in order to save it, by explicating a cognitive tension between sensibility supported by concepts of the understanding and the ideas generated by reason. In his view, reasoning needs regulation to synthesize experience into unity.

“Dare to know! Have the courage to use your own intelligence!” – Immanuel Kant

Stand Easy

High vacuum
Possible priority
Platform purpose

Considering the difference between sensations and the things that produce them, appearance depends equally upon the subject’s comprehending capacity and what is available to be perceived. All knowledge acquisition involves complex contingent cognitive processes as ideas form in our imagination.

“When you’re in a jam, trust your hunch and not your head.” – Joe Barris


Experience sequence
Intelligible world
Space in reality

The experience of being in the present moment is not an illusion, but evidence of the fundamental nature of reality. Time offers both subjective and objective elements. The objective element is real succession occurring independently of any perception. Such succession occurs before and after individuated cessation. The subjective element is perceived continuity in the mental representation of succession.

“Time is not something objective and real, nor is it a substance, nor an accident, nor a relation. Time is rather the subjective condition which is necessary, in virtue of the nature of the human mind, for the coordinating of all sensible things in accordance with a fixed law.” – Immanuel Kant


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