Body Theology

“It is something of a modern habit of thought (strange to say) to conceive of the soul — whether we believe in the soul or not — as a kind of magical essence or ethereal intelligence indwelling a body like a ghost in a machine. That is to say, we tend to imagine the relationContinue reading “Body Theology”

Nietzsche is Dead

“In the beginning was violence, according to Nietzsche – violence that was celebrated by the pagan virtues.8 Nietzsche and neo-Nietzscheans perceive reality as anarchy that cannot be controlled except by subjecting it to “the will to power” in one way or another.9 Nietzsche’s perception dictates that violence must be the master of us all andContinue reading “Nietzsche is Dead”

Thoughts Out of Season

The experiences of time and space, matter, stability and change are altered dramatically by the quickening – the acceleration of speed, scale, density and flow of contemporary existence. Of course, this point isn’t insinuating the reduction of the identity to nothing, but rather to keep in mind that the identity – and thus also, theContinue reading “Thoughts Out of Season”

On Frequenting Sacred Shades

Lately I’ve been working on several paintings and an installation for an upcoming group exhibition (6/15/18 – pictures to come). I thought I would attempt to write something around my contribution. My aspiration as an artist is to express dwelling in nature. I choose to live in the countryside rather than the city. I amContinue reading “On Frequenting Sacred Shades”

Apocalyptic Conditions of a Future Time

  You can imagine that in a hundred million years, the world map will be unrecognizable, along with the creatures that inhabit the territory. Certain tendencies in Earth’s past may reemerge, like the trope of supercontinents. It is now thought that many supercontinents have come together and broke apart in the deep time of theContinue reading “Apocalyptic Conditions of a Future Time”

Cognitive Map

This cognitive map serves as a means of gathering together materiality, technique and theory that may pertain to my artistic endeavors. The content revolves around employed artistic materials, mythological and philsophical interests, etc., that may provide an assembly of references to my artwork, texts and ramblings. No doubt this map will be altered over theContinue reading “Cognitive Map”

I Am Made of Catastrophes

  As both an embodied body and an abstract will I am headed towards catastrophe. Being is mortal. Death is the ultimate horizon, the condition of which being-there is no longer there. I want to be an authentic human being. It is essential to project my life onto the horizon of my death in orderContinue reading “I Am Made of Catastrophes”

On the Rhetoric of Painting

As an emergent feature of the Sun’s energy economy, organic life is subject to entropic necessity. Life as a manifestation of necrogenic vitality is inherently entwined with death. Painting, as an intensification of life, is an artifact of the humic indwelling. It is earthbound, composed of the nigreddo of Earth. As an artifact of time’sContinue reading “On the Rhetoric of Painting”

Commitment

Even if life, meaning and the phenomenological experience itself will be eclipsed by the sun’s eventual blackening, I surpass this (nihilist) vision through the affirmation of the contingencies themselves: yes, everything will be subject to catastrophism, but the contingencies of life nevertheless exist or have existed and shall exist for some time into the future,Continue reading “Commitment”