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 […]

MidPoint Review – reflection

The trajectory for the next large painting is a reconnection with the time just before I began the MA course. The MidPoint Review has reminded me of all that has gone on over the last six months. I also get a feeling of how much more will be added to that before I finish the course. […]

The painting begins

In the first stage of the painting, I begin to set down shapes Shape: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shape_and_form_(visual_arts) Specifically, it is an enclosed space, the boundaries of which are defined by other elements of art. Shapes are limited to two dimensions: length and width. These shapes grow from within. Each one feels its own extension and is aware of […]