Pictopoiesis version 2

I very much appreciated that my fellow student, Robin Weijers, commented on my Pictopoiesis video – his observation being that at the end of the video there needs to be a longer pause, to allow for more contemplation, before the credits come in.  Below then is version 2 with the longer pause.  

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 […]

Tutorials with Gareth Polmeer

Tutorial with Gareth Polmeer: 16.00 Wednesday 13th June 2018 Today’s Skype tutorial went well. I was able to send Gareth the first draft of my research question and an abstract for the statement. I am doing much background reading on the subject of poiesis and still gathering together my main references.  I have already written […]

Getting it together

Tutorial with Jonathan Kearney 30th May 2018 Brief summary: Discussed all that I have been up to since the last tutorial including painting, photo-documenting and research statement. My project has been evolving – a year ahead is not too soon to envisage an outcome. There is an opportunity to show an interim piece of work at the […]

Why it Exists at All

Painting (oil on aluminium 125 x 127 cm) followed by free writing, WHY IT EXISTS AT ALL.   WHY IT EXISTS AT ALL   Suspended between infinity and nothingness   An appearance not by degrees   A large body of matter with no definite shape   Developing in compactness   Located out of the normal […]

More Pictopoiesis (oil on aluminium, 125 x 127cm)

The image is of the next painting in oil on aluminium 125 x 127 cm, which I have been painting alongside Mind Mirror. I shall show the stages of this painting in the next blog, it has all been photo-documented throughout. I have been getting to grips with the research statement that is our next […]

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 […]