Category Archives: Symbols

Seek Peace

Open truth
From within
Mutual edification

Even though it is an act of disruptive disrespect, some graffiti is affirmative in its purposeful message. In this case, the elimination of unnecessary violence seems universally desirable. Of course, there could be legitimate dispute over what is judged nonessential, particularly as some naturally occurring forces are destructive.

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin

Being Around

Keep off the dunes
Aggregate assembly
Symbol attraction

Opportunistic engagement between the inclinations of concurrent individuals apparently results in the evolution of complex territorial social strategies. In an adaptive system, the complex and the simple are relative modalities subject to change over time.

“The past is the wind that sets the sails of the present into motion.” – Walter Benjamin


Enigmatically guiding
Spatial relation
Directional didactic

Indicated on the parking lot surface, ambiguity embraces cognitive dissonance. In a symbolic gesture of progression oversight, exposure stimulus formulates implicit memories capable of a programmed response to later unrelated inducement encounters.

“You must accept the alien idea that your actions and your emotions can be primed by events of which you are not even aware.” – Daniel Kahneman

Wine Sign

Presence of things
Intentional movement
Investigation program

Exploring a small town on a cross-country trip, once again the Lacanian mirror stage is suddenly encountered. At this point of development, the recognition of self is simultaneously the realization of self-instability. A transformation takes place in the subject when he assumes an image.

“The laws that govern being–individual or ideal–are not derived from the nature of thought; structures of thought must not be passed off as the structures of things.” – Emmanuel Levinas

Take a Gander

Direct the gaze
View to establish
Appearance impression

Road wisdom helps get you through the day. A public service message located at a designated pedestrian crossing offers good advice for all times and places.

“We pick up fragments to shore against our ruin.” – Robert Sokolowski


Designated area
Primary purpose
Occurrence indication

Independent words outside of syntagmatic arrangements have an unlimited potential for association. In this regard, a synchronic language investigation addresses language and/or allied components considered as fixed incidents existing at a singular moment of time. Alternatively, a diachronic language investigation opens-up a language’s development over evolutionary time.

“Language is a system of interdependent terms in which the value of each term results solely from the simultaneous presence of the others.” – Ferdinand De Saussure

Oasis Bar

Rusting sign
Main street refuge
Character contribution

Contributing to the repetition of experience, old symbols reach out to attract attention. Walking the cold quiet streets of Pocatello, varying conceptualizations of historicity emphasize linear progression through modulation of past events.

“A valid articulate framework may be a theory, or a mathematical discovery, or a symphony. Whichever it is, it will be used by dwelling in it, and this indwelling can be consciously experienced.” – Michael Polanyi

Finding the Being

Experience description
Existential analytic
About something

A philosophy built on the desire of eliminating all pre-conceptions cannot escape its own foundation. Experience analyzed indicates that all mental acts have an object, even if that entity is unreal. This concept is the essential object of phenomenological thinking.

“To be freed from oneself is what is meant by becoming a pure intelligence.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

Message Display

Alert people
Detail components
Construct arguments

A convenient fire alarm is offered should things get too hot.

“Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.” – Theodor Adorno

Present Time

Perceived directly
Defined uniquely
Relative motion

Another moment comes into awareness in a transience of cognition, while simultaneously the memory of the last duration fades. Defining future relationships to all that exists, pattern recognition becomes embedded into the unconscious, building understanding through creation.

“A ‘completely original’ artist, if we could imagine such a thing, would be a madman, operating in a culture of one.” – Patrick Doorly