Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Untitled (Current Atmospheric Conditions)

We had our first crit/group meeting today for the advanced studio class I'm taking and here is the piece that I presented.

Pretty good responses from the group and my prof:
-daylight diffused
-variation of opacity of the lines guides the eye
-optical vs illusory
-sequencing: relationship to simultaneity
-holding space: a conversation with the building
-height: activates you
-authoritative, fencing
-delicious (want to lick it)
-aware of the perception, questions it
-opponent-process effects
-feels sculptural
-frieze (architecture)
-illusory charge
-sublinguistic: a need to make them (why? what is this?)
-quality of time, the anonymity of the artist (back to the maker)
-incidental metaphor
-socratic cave?
-positive/negative flip
-hurts the eyes: optically pop out
-structure of looking
-the single panel might be viewed as artifact whereas the sequence is something else

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Constancy of the Present

Thinking about existential-phenomenology, specifically Merleau-Ponty:
-a zone where being and consciousness coincide
-the constancy of the present
-"now" is an artificial way of constructing the present
-we exist in the present but what about memory?
-internal perception of time vs. clock time
-time is a fountain
-embodied stimulation
-the role of the body in perception (not just about the mind)

A few things:
-ontology = what is
-phenomenology = what appears

-plenum = the whole of space

-what does time look like?
-what colour is the present?
-what about colours that change? colours that change as you move (reflections?)
-what about colours that fade?
-what about colours that get harder/easier to see over time?

Philip Guston

Henri Matisse

Brice Marden

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Dekooning's Door

Inspired by his "Door to the River" (1960)
I like the tall rectangles
Figures, maybe
Through spaces
My conversation with him

Splashing, striking, tearing
To break through to something new

Slowly rubbing, drawing, deliberate
To make a boundary

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

to take the edge off

For everyone feeling a little anxious and high-strung today (could be the forest fire haze affects us subconsciously) here's a little something to look at to slow you down.