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 […]

Practopoiesis, Pictopoiesis, Ideasthesia

At the end of last year I wrote a post stating my interest in Professor Danko Nikolic’s practopoiesis theory, as I had begun to think about the possibility of correspondences with pictopoiesis*. I was delighted to see that my post was noticed by Danko Nikolic himself, so I connected by email and he has just […]

Actualisation

Instead of focusing on my painting as being something limited and constrained, even though it has arisen out of limitation and constraint, I have focused instead on the potential it represents. This begins with the blank white surface, a situation I have come to see in terms of the painting’s Negative Capability – the notion […]

The painting as it is now

The large painting has undergone much transformation from its simple beginnings. Its present state is: My head is overflowing with ideas as to where I can take this, so better to do a load of references in notes to self at the end of this post because writing it all up would be just too much […]

Pictopoiesis 3 – procreant

Within the tight constraints and limitations of the Adobe Spark video (free version) format I have been concentrating on trying to better co-ordinate the narration with the movement of the slide in this third pictopoiesis video, below:

Pictopoiesis 2 video

Pictopoiesis 2 – shown with Pictopoiesis 1 at the Camberwell Common Room Pop up show 21st Marchn   note to self: transitions – possible to change – experiment with different themes.

Pictopoiesis – first video

Making my MPR video was a steep learning curve – which is what I like as I now have a new tool in the form of the video storytelling format. Also, I actually enjoyed doing the narration, which surprised me. My idea is to build up, improving as I go a series of very short […]