Category Archives: Time

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

Interesting Moment

Thoughts actively
Thinking thoughts
Not completely obvious

Things become imaginary walking through a deconstruction zone in the high density space of Manhattan. Such a moment stimulates reflection on the variable projection of the meaning and message of human purpose.

“To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.” – Jacques Derrida

Time has Come

Object matter
General sketch
Entire course

The fifth avenue cast iron street clock blends in with associated buildings at four forty five on a cold winter day. Identifying the arbitrary precise point in the universal continuum of existence is emphatically useful, wholly concrete in itself.

“The clock never stops, never stops, never waits. We’re growing old. It’s getting late.” – Ben Folds

Farther Down

Greater detail
Action emphasis
Indefinite duration

Words attempt to describe existence, but are not in-themselves reality. Since the invention of language, the problem of intuition has been massively confused by the use of technical terms in philosophy. A technical term is a word that has an explicit meaning within a specific field of expertise, frequently pointing to a completely different meaning than both that word’s common connotative usage, and even its multiple dictionary definitions (denotation). Technical terms are like jargon, similar to slang used by a certain group or subculture, unknown to the rest of society. For a practicing artist, understanding intuition beyond linguistic obfuscation is important. As mental functions, inspiration, aesthetic response, and quality assessment are all related to intuition. The poetic use of language might also be related to intuition, as an attempt to expand on the expressive capabilities of a modality that is limited in its inherent power.

“Those who do not know the torment of the unknown cannot have the joy of discovery.” – W. I. B. Beveridge