A Sequence of Seeking Out

Of circadian rhythm: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/vincent-van-gogh-a-wheatfield-with-cypresses https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Field_with_Cypresses https://iwp.uiowa.edu/whitmanweb/en/writings/song-of-myself/section-21 https://whitmanarchive.org/archive1/classroom/student_projects/brian/pagetwo.html https://whitmanarchive.org/published/LG/1871/poems/15 https://www.vincentvangogh.org/starry-night.jsp (the above reference contains no mention of the poetic Whitman connection!)

Towards a conclusion

For me as a long time practitioner of painting, it has been a point of fascination how much has emerged (and increasingly so) from the work which has application outside and beyond painting. For example, the Slow Circle drawing exercise could be translated into performance in numerous ways. In painting the elements are quite limited but […]

Influences, Inspirations (annotated)

Book/Anthology/Unbroken thread of consciousness/importance of going to original source of thought, not an interpretation  – Constable quote on back cover: ‘that the world should be inclined to look to painters for information on painting’ Formative – read many times over in Florence as introduction to Art/painters/painting. Book/Anthology of Van Gogh’s powerful, deeply honest, poetic writing […]

Primary Field

The following post is a reflection on an earlier draft post I was unable to complete at the time. I would like to share it rather than forget it –   Returning to this primary field: First body completed by Blue Blue is a person? an organ of this body sky of its land   An instant, […]