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 […]

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 […]

Out of Pictopoiesis

it is incredible how a call to action such as the Summer show in thirteen weeks time really galvanises. For me this is all the more the case for the contrast of approach this represents relative to my normal practice; the painting being a painstakingly slow, absorbing production, each large painting maybe taking several months. […]

Awaiting its Conclusion

The painting started off with a visual of the six persimmons, round things. I have brought the painting to its current state and been cogitating on it at length and now see how I can bring it to its inevitable conclusion. The painting itself becomes the subject matter such that its conclusion was impossible to […]


Why symmetry gets really interesting to physics when it is broken. What principle(s) underlying physics also underpin the painting? Considering symmetry in contemplating the animation – to try to decode and further explicate pictopoiesis:

And then it struck me…

  I took the photo of the cage with a background of the surface of the table on which I do my paintings. For no other reason than that is was convenient to do so, or was there actually another reason? –  in the form of an awareness which made me feel that this was […]

Pictopoiesis and Artificial Intelligence

Reading this article, I am wondering if a program for pictopoietic thinking could ever be conceived, perhaps hypothetically. The thing is, pictopoietic thinking is living thinking, and a computer is not alive. Meanwhile, I shall carry on trying to explicate pictopoiesis and its elements as best I can. Today, in and out of the studio. The days are […]

The blind spot

I am thinking that in this article is correspondence with an essential principle underlying pictopoiesis: that the material reality of the painting and its beginnings with the fundamental building blocks (the black dot “atom”), is what the painting all works back to, and traceably so.  In fact, how closely this principle of pictopoiesis, of material connection with source and origin, […]