Category Archives: Time

The Blue Door

Possible experience
Sufficiently complex
Venerable gallery

A secondary portal takes on an indexical patina related to duration. In this iteration, an object of physical passage indicates the passage of time via exposure oxidation.

“How a world outside us, how a Nature and with it experience, is possible–these are questions for which we have philosophy to thank; or rather, with these questions philosophy came to be.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling


Epoch juncture
Complex gnarl
Imagination sets in

An old door indicates passage through time as a narrative written in texture.

“I’m afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.” – Andy Warhol

Bandstand Boogie

National airwaves
Got a good beat
Can dance to it

The defunct restaurant concept was based on adolescents dancing to communal music. Rocking surroundings just steps away from currency, modern trends quickly become nostalgic history.

“I don’t set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them.” – Dick Clark

Farm Nucleus

Subject discourse
Identity rule

There is something decidedly comforting about a good-looking barn set in the rural landscape. Perhaps the residual feeling of stability afforded over a hunter/gatherer existence is invoked in the pleasurable glance.

“The soul raised over passion beholds identity and eternal causation, perceives the self-existence of Truth and Right, and calms itself with knowing that all things go well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Elements in a lattice
Geometric configuration
Conversion experience

Unconscious activities underlie inferences and judgments, as well as many decision-making and problem-solving functions. This enterprise especially manifests when operating under habitual ‘auto-pilot’ circumstances.

“I’ve always been interested in the intersection between our rational and our unconscious lives.” – Kathryn Harrison

Will Extricate

Unitary system
Praxis delimits a field
Implicit transcendent element

The dynamics of the unconscious may be an intellectualization. Well-equipped concepts, in the process of formation, are in relation to functions that are more general. This rationalization is certainly one of the many features implicating aesthetic creation.

“Nature provides signifiers, and these signifiers organize human relations in a creative way, providing them with structures and shaping them.” – Jacques Lacan

Into the Future

Lively shifting
Mutual interpenetration
Transposition in reference

Traveling north at the break of dawn on a lonely artery, the landscape animates brilliantly. At such moments along the way, a deep-seated fusion of satisfaction emerges.

“Art as a mode of living demands real exertion and discipline, and real desire for goals. But it demands above all, immersion in the journey itself: in some sense the path is itself the goal.” – Crispin Sartwell


Surface proximity
Relative movement
Transmitting forces

Earlier human activity remnants occasionally dot the vast landscape while traveling across the sparsely populated region of southeastern Idaho. Experienced with my good friend Dr. Terry Ownby at the wheel, the arrow of time’s provisional arrangement reclaims what is abandoned.

“Nature’s mechanical course evidently reveals a teleology; to produce harmony from the very disharmony of men even against their will.” – Immanuel Kant

Connecticut Tobacco Barns

Deteriorating remainders
Vestiges of industry
Rendered obsolete

Sometimes artifacts situated in the present evoke memories of the past. Of course, existing recollections are much different from the conditions they might suggest. Nevertheless, historical records always inform current understanding.

“History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Speed Zone Ahead

Inevitable next step
Proceed with caution
Avoid danger

In the narration of life we always operate in a speed zone, with various hazards presented along the way affecting the haste.

“I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.” – Jim Morrison