Opening the door of the cage

  Painting in progress (header image) I have written about pictopiesis as a simplification, there is a filtering and distilling going on throughout. The synthesis, a sublation, is a simplification but not an over-simplification, as that would eventually lead nowhere if followed through. I am in a situation with the painting whereby it has an internal pictopoietic dialectic. […]

Cloud

Painting in progress, and without it being predetermined, a cloud suggests itself. I orientate the work in different ways. The cloud, like the thought of it itself, subject to constant reformation. Its behaviour governed by conditions around it, near and far, of atmosphere, weather and climate. Everyone knows clouds.     I have already journeyed from the earthed […]

Six Persimmons (ongoing)

This painting began with a figurative point of reference but follows the same pictopoietic pathway of previous paintings. Pictopiesis is not only applicable to non-objective painting. The first passage of paint is always a defining moment, it is the point of origin of the work, and always has its echo in the eventual outcome. This is the […]

Fabric of Common Descent

Polyphonocryptochromocytopoiesis (oil on aluminium 125 x 127 cm JWR) notes to self: retracing the history of pictopoiesis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_descent

Founding, Refinding and Unfolding

Precedents:   I did not imagine it I made it to disclose the instant through the instance of its making … Painting series above by JWR: each oil on aluminium, different scales (largest approx 125 x 125cm) Notes to self: founding and unfolding pictopiesis//qualities: corporeality, thingliness, dinglichung//https://phenomenology//architectural – line, point, weave, fabric, loom, also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenomenology         […]

Planting Trees

Some works take many years to come into their own materially. Painting is like planting trees. Below, painting by JWR: A short sequence, oil on a wooden bowl (its original title being Towards a Theory of Everything)  

Facing the Wall (6×6)

    now you are thirty-six and your dilation shows that we are moving closer   …   note to self: https://iwp.uiowa.edu/whitmanweb/en/writings/song-of-myself/section-21  

Facing the Wall (7×7)

  you astonish after only one falling away programmed from within you appear to have been the tail no longer needed lost in all-or-none fashion      

Facing the Wall (8×8)

      which of you will be the one   that evading prunings yet to come will persist   I ask you has it already been decided from within   I cannot tell which you are   I know only what you are   …   notes to self: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synaptic_pruning https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apoptosis    

Pictopoiesis and Practopoiesis

I much appreciated Danko Nikolic’s comment on the latest pictopoiesis video and have selected for this post a short animation which I found in my library – it comes across to me as being how the invisible activity of a (living) thought might look like, reminding me again of practopoiesis, and Danko Nikolic’s paper, How […]