Towards a conclusion

For me as a long time practitioner of painting, it has been a point of fascination how much has emerged (and increasingly so) from the work which has application outside and beyond painting. For example, the Slow Circle drawing exercise could be translated into performance in numerous ways. In painting the elements are quite limited but […]

Awaiting its Conclusion

The painting started off with a visual of the six persimmons, round things. I have brought the painting to its current state and been cogitating on it at length and now see how I can bring it to its inevitable conclusion. The painting itself becomes the subject matter such that its conclusion was impossible to […]

Watch a single cell become…

Watch a single cell become a complete organism in six pulsating minutes of timelapse. The above, endlessly inspiring and informing in ways relevant to pictopoiesis – what wondrous things there are to see online!      

Cogitation continuing

As in, how to continue the Six Persimmons painting now at the stage shown below. I am thinking about how the internal dialectic of the painting might be explicated in terms of it being a sublation. What is happening here has correspondence with Hegel’s term, Aufheben. I see numerous correspondences between pictopoiesis and other fields of thought and […]

A Dance and a Song

Bartok violin duos by Florian Rago on a single violin. links for the full streamable album:  


Why symmetry gets really interesting to physics when it is broken. What principle(s) underlying physics also underpin the painting? Considering symmetry in contemplating the animation – to try to decode and further explicate pictopoiesis:

For every atom belonging to me

image: collage of the Six Persimmons at its current stage, four different orientations and below, animation across the picture plane rather than into it: The painting’s atoms-like look makes me think of Whitman’s opening line for Song of Myself: I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom […]