Concerning the Elemental

Recombining the pictorial elements in animated form to make pictopoietic poems/poems of pictopoiesis 1.The Origin of Blue 33 sec. video:   notes to self: point, line, circular pathway that returns to source/origin, time, colour have several earlier works (painted) on this same theme

Out of Pictopoiesis

it is incredible how a call to action such as the Summer show in thirteen weeks time really galvanises. For me this is all the more the case for the contrast of approach this represents relative to my normal practice; the painting being a painstakingly slow, absorbing production, each large painting maybe taking several months. […]

Morpheus

A slow watch: Morpheus late 14c., name for the god of dreams in Ovid, son of Sleep, literally “the maker of shapes,” from Greek morphē “form, shape, figure,” especially “a fine figure, a beautiful form; beauty, fashion, outward appearance,” a word of uncertain etymology. Related: Morphean. Morphō was an epithet of Aphrodite at Sparta, literally “shapely.”     … Morpheus was one […]

Symmetry

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:     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symmetry

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 […]

And another link

Link to Edmark M. Law’s interesting and lively blog, Learn Fun Facts I follow his blog; latest post concerning the letter M, which I alighted on as a (kind of) inversion of the letter W at the end of writing in this recent post.

Big Questions and the Smallest of Things.

In effect, we are living in a state of perpetual remote control. As Carl Miller argues in his book The Death of the Gods (2018), algorithms have taken over many day-to-day procedures.  https://aeon.co/essays/do-you-know-your-stuff-the-ethics-of-the-material-world Food for thought vis a vis pictopoiesis, its appropriateness and timeliness in our remote-controlled world. In pictopoiesis connection with origin, or source is maintained. The serial […]