Down the road
Things to do
Taking it on trust
Modern artists free themselves by transforming logical reason without abolishing it. In the process of transforming reason, intuition is goal directed to the unfettered and immediate passage into the work, born in the depths of the soul. In creative work, an artistic inner content received from elsewhere is inexorably present.
“The intellectual mode of cognition must sacrifice the full context of the image as a whole in order to obtain a self-contained description of each component.” – Rudolf Arnheim
Movement of the will
The ontological foundation of artistic activity stems from spiritual creativity. In the sheer inspiration of spiritual intelligence, aesthetics finds its own delight in producing an object of affinity.
“To be fertile, so as to manifest that which one possesses within oneself, is a great perfection, and it essentially belongs to the intellectual nature.” – John Poinso
In the supermarket
The world is full of colorful enticements.
“We’re consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession.” – Chuck Palahniuk
Crowding into the tight confines of a passage aircraft compartment qualifies as a generally less than opportune moment. Correlations between things that on the surface appear quite unrelated, however, transform unlikely prospects into imaginative creative events. In this case, exploiting photography’s unique temporal properties changes the dynamics of duration.
“The thing noticed will only become significant if the mind of the observer either consciously or unconsciously relates it to some relevant knowledge or past experience, or if in pondering on it [s]he subsequently arrives at some hypothesis.” – W.I.B. Beveridge
At the local pizzeria
Country and western music
Entertainment improves the vittles.
“Normal is a cycle on a washing machine.” – Emmylou Harris
Shore my own
Experiencing an ambient occurrence on the continental perimeter strikes a deep emotional chord. The integrated ecosphere is as fundamental as the embodied cerebral spirit. Sensations, instincts, and consciousness all coalesce in the élan vital in rapport with substantial existence.
“In an emotional process each aspect of the process runs its own temporal course and there is continuous feedback of various sorts from one aspect to another.” – Jenefer Robinson
Experiencing the physically embodied passage through an airport terminal, complete with fashionable merchandising enticements, sometimes the aesthetic response to stimulus is a matter of describing. Moving rapidly between gates, using a long-exposure panning technique variant, the essence of the moment explicates.
“We find in texts only what we put into them.” – Maurice Merleau-Ponty
As time goes on
Using the morning phase for something valuable, the rewards of early rising are considerable. The energy emitted by the sun over the Atlantic Ocean has an ethereal quality.
“One way to interpret Kant’s Copernican turn in epistemology is by seeing it as the realization that our cognitive apprehension of reality is more than a mere mirroring of a preexisting world.” – Shaun Gallagher
At the travel portal, separate worldviews intersect at the speed of light. Secondary considerations manifest in shades of gray as emotional processes bias embodied performance. Relations between reinforcing stimuli induce an associated physiological affective condition. Such potential feeling may benefit as well as corrupt cognitive decision-making progression.
“You do not have to apply reasoning to the entire field of possible options.” – Antonio Damasio
A rainy evening on Lopez Island added aesthetic fuel to a critical intellectual discourse. The mental processes of abstract thinking and reasoning intensify when shared. Good times and good friends are forever.
“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca