Titles for paintings

I have added dimensions and current titles to the images in the previous post. This naming of work is something I have talked about in a previous post. It is possible that the works will acquire additional titles in the future as they may reidentify themselves once they are fully in the world – much the […]

The future as a matter of the continuously evolving past

The painting above (125 x 127 cm) is one I have been working on today as I would like to complete it for the Summer show. It has been suspended for a year having been started early on in the MA. Here is a reminder of how it began and its story so far:

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         […]

Unfolding Pictopoiesis

I have taken the leporello (concertina) format and developed it by a double folding into a map-like foldable/unfoldable. I would call it a double leporello map. It has the feel of being both a map and a book. This is very pleasing to me. More than this, it offers a grid-like structure of cells which I can annotate. […]

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 […]

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 (annotated for my own reference with spoken narration […]

Beginning Again

Just back from the London Residency (will document as I go) and beginning the next painting oil on aluminium 50 x 55 cm I am interested specifically in the interaction between these two GIFS just run up after the first passage of paint was completed and photographed:       and an endless number of possibilities […]

And We Begin Again

Beginning the next painting, (125 x 127 cm, oil on aluminium) So here you are and we begin again you are beautiful just as you are I turn you around and around all ways I would like to keep you forever just like this but I can only have you for a short time because […]

Cultivating a Commons

Image: Cultivating a Commons, oil on aluminium 125 x127 cm 2017 I was very pleased to have seen Steph’s post mentioning my work. The benefit of having appropriate peer response is really rewarding. Through her insightful perceptions Steph indicates common human ground between us. I am really looking forward to our meeting up at the residency in […]