Unintentional Title

Almost Finished and Just Beginning – Looking at my previous post, unintentionally I have made a working title for an as-yet-untitled work, from a factual truth about its co-existence relative to another painting sitting here in the studio. Perhaps it is finished as it is. New lines of thought are opening out, this is what […]

Pictopoiesis, almost finished and just beginning

Still working intensely on the research statement. Unlike painting, where I see the whole of it at a time, in terms of its gestalt, in writing I can’t see the whole all at once, can only get to really know it over time – re-reading over and over. Returning from 6 weeks away from the […]

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 […]

Pictopoiesis version 2

Pictopoiesis – Your Own Meaning (Mind Mirror) was included in the recent MA Interim Show at Camberwell UAL. I very much appreciated that my fellow student, Robin Weijers, commented on the Pictopoiesis video  – his observation being that at the end of the video there needs to be a longer pause, to allow for more […]

Six Persimmons

I am always interested in the divergences and convergences of different traditions of thought and philosophy, for example the Western and Eastern. My actual practice arises out of the Western tradition but my philosophical approach seems to also correspond with the notion of Tao – an Eastern concept. There is so much more to find […]

Pictopoiesis – Your Own Meaning (Mind Mirror)

I particularly like making these short pictopoiesis videos because the Spark video format is simple and limited in contrast with the complexity of the painting. The below video, which has a written narrative and a minimal sound track is my submission for the upcoming interim show. Throughout the painting I had practopoiesis in mind, hence its […]

Painting into words

Above, the painting as it is now. I have to take a step back to decide whether it is completed or not. The following free verse, arises out of re-reading the painting, working through the layers of thought that are embodied in its poiesis:   YOUR OWN MEANING   What if you could begin again? Organelle, […]

This latest shape comes into being

I have just created a new level of the painting. It has taken 3 days to create and I would like to review it with practopoiesis in mind. All based on lines*, the refinement of this new passage of paint ended only when after three days the paint had stiffened (through its oxidation) to make further […]

Reviewing yesterday’s painting progress

Some notes: Latest stage first. Establishing more connections.  Complexity increases with fineness. Intensification through a simplification. A theatre of thought. A field of cultivation of the idea. Idea and technique inseparable. Permeability throughout. Sensing a way forward in the awareness of that which has gone before – memory is interwoven with that which is happening around […]

Correlations

With practopoiesis in mind and the notion of the painting as a mind mirror… I took some stills of the studio – the painting in progress on my working table.* Normally in photographing a work, it is desirable to eliminate any reflections but here the reflection presented a mirror-like surface, which seemed to suggest a new extension […]