Certain structural configurations serve as terrestrial landmarks on a familiar journey, evolving, as the route becomes ever better known.
“These empirical conditions concern the understanding only as applied under certain circumstances, and becoming acquainted with these circumstances requires experience.” – Immanuel Kant
Most every event or seemingly random circumstance, including common human decisions and actions, are the inevitable and necessary consequence of previously existing causes.
“As weird as it may seem, I enjoy doing laundry and watering my plants, very normal things like that.” – Kimberly Schlapman
Sometimes we can be satisfied with only an accurate reminiscence of inherent complexity.
“They grasped that reason can only see into what it produces through its own projection that it leads with principles of judgment according to constant laws, not allowing itself to dangle on nature’s rein , but insisting that nature answer its questions.” – Immanuel Kant
Reconciliation of necessity
Kant attempts to establish the boundaries that mentally limit knowledge by exercising these same capacities. In this way, he frames reason as the topic of critical analysis by applying reason to accomplish the inspection. His conclusion is that the mind plays an active role in constructing reality, because mental objects must conform to the framework of the mind in order to be perceivable. This means the mind is devoid of content until interaction with the things-in-themselves actuates the ‘a priori’ structure.
“I have a concept which is already given to me, although it is confused, and I should try to make it clear, explicit and definite.” – Immanuel Kant
A mental projection requires self-awareness. Nevertheless, subjectivity is compelled by a world distinct from itself. This seems to resonate with the core concept of connaturality.
“The ‘I’ is thus an active universal that essentially involves particularity and individuality, a concrete universal.” – Michael Inwood
Dissolved organic matter
Easy to overlook, occasionally there is a complete landscape situated at your feet. In this elucidation, the relationship of constant change to procedural continuity is evident.
“Indeed, there are in the field of so-called scientific research two domains that can quite easily be recognized, that in which one seeks, and that in which one finds.” – Jacques Lacan
An essence of place develops slowly, with repeated exposure over an extended time frame. Aesthetic success is depended on active participation.
“There is no perception of a particular actual entity, but only a series of generalizations, or characterizations by universals.” – Alfred North Whitehead
Constrains are imposed on individual behavior in favor of the operational whole. Yet even societal restrictions can be a source of imaginative freedom.
“Roadblocks can lead to very creative solutions that you would not have thought about had it not been there.” – Kingsley Grant
The overhead shelter configuration at the Outer Banks Visitor’s Center is surprisingly abstract.
“Orientation amounts to a reconnection with these more ultimate surroundings.” – Edward S. Casey
Observed in passing and quickly captured, an abstract geometrical extraction verges on minimalism. Color and form graphically contribute as visionary tools to express essential meaning.
“The job of the color photographer is to provide some level of abstraction that can take the image out of the daily.” – Joel Sternfeld