Rhythm / ‘to flow’

Definition and etymology rhythm /ˈrɪð(ə)m/ Learn to pronounce noun noun: rhythm; plural noun: rhythms 1. a strong, regular repeated pattern of movement or sound. “Ruth listened to the rhythm of his breathing” synonyms: pattern, flow, tempo, regular features, recurrent nature “part of the normal rhythm of daily life” the systematic arrangement of musical sounds, principally according to duration and periodical stress. […]

There’s a Poem for That – TEDEd

The below is interesting, connecting with previous post and for correspondences with my own videos soon to be shown at the Summer show. Will post them up when completed – there are 9 of them, There’s a poem for That – the below being one from the TEDEd initiative:      

Parrhesia

Parrhesia – such a wonderful word/concept to explore on all levels. For example, the tension in “to speak candidly or to ask forgiveness for so speaking” is relevant to the painting’s existence and how it has come about, as I understand it. Header image and below, detail of a recent painting (oil on aluminium approx 125 […]

Continuous with origin

I have been focused on concluding paintings and now also a number of works that have been suspended over a period of time.  I am now able to approach these works and conclude them, showing the maintenance of connection with origin that is at the heart of pictopoiesis. These, as yet unconcluded paintings, each in […]

Thinking around concluding a painting/paintings

The painting and I are bound together by what feels like a kind of covenant bound in with the (picto)poietic act of making, in which we both progress together. For any of it there has to have been an initial impetus which set the work in motion. That was the living me, something which has philosophical significance. […]

A Significant Difference

There is a significant difference in quality between the digital files I habitually post (as in 2nd image below) and the high res files (immediatley below). The high re files allow for closer scrutiny of fine detail (enlargement in the header image) giving a better idea of the painting (123 x 125 cm) in real life, not possible using the lower […]

Concluding some paintings

      When a painting is reaching its conclusion I think very carefully of how to title it. Untitled does not work for me. In making the paintings I have become absorbed into their wordless worlds, making naming not an easy matter but titling is a way to clarify the work further in my […]

Lawrence Ferlinghetti: poems on poetry-making and paintings

(header image of one of the paintings currently in progress) Constantly Risking Absurdity (#15) BY LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI Constantly risking absurdity                                              and death             whenever he performs                                         above the heads                                                             of his audience    the poet like an acrobat                                  climbs on rime                                           to a high wire of his own making and balancing on eyebeams                                      above a sea […]

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: