On Aesthetic Nihilism, Part I & II

From his own experience, Eugene [Father Seraphim Rose] believed that modern man cannot come to Christ fully until he is first aware of how far he and his society have fallen away from Him, that is, until he has first faced the Nihilism in himself “The Nihilism of our age exists in all,” he wrote,Continue reading “On Aesthetic Nihilism, Part I & II”

Passages on the Violence of Metaphysics

  Passage I: Anthropophagy / a micro physics of power / instinctual atomism / materialism generalizing models of combination and exchange / a naturalization of the arbitrary, the aleatory and the contingent  / all is differential, textual, oppositional, decentred / “life” is essentially appropriation, injury, overpowering, and narrated so that ontic difference is by necessityContinue reading “Passages on the Violence of Metaphysics”

Prior Givenness of the Light

Aesthetics: The continuum of difference is not, as Nietzsche’s taste (postmodernism) has it, a sublime of sheer agon – a chaosmos of force, power, expansion, suppression, ascent or acquisition. Rather, overturning the anthropophagy of Dionysus and therefore also the ontology of violence, one may rejects the aesthetics of power in the idea that ontic differenceContinue reading “Prior Givenness of the Light”

‘The Radical Question of Beauty’

“Theology’s interruption of the ‘history of nihilism’ was philosophy’s redemption, it’s healing, the fullest possible deepening of it’s openness to being, and indeed the infinite increase of it highest Eros. Within the environs of Christianity’s  narrative – Trinity, creation, Divine incarnation – the language of beauty could not but become even more important, and theContinue reading “‘The Radical Question of Beauty’”

The Anarchic Prodigality of Love

The World is a Catastrophe Moloch, Moloch everywhere. Ginsberg, you prophet in the wilderness. Ginsberg, who would also say, This is the one and the only firmament; therefore it is the absolute world. There is no other world. The circle is complete. I am living in Eternity. The ways of this world are the waysContinue reading “The Anarchic Prodigality of Love”

On Creative Difference

To Plato it was necessary to postulate an Other world. He splits reality into the apparent, or sensual world, and the intelligible world. The world of the intelligible is beyond sensible appearance – beyond individuals, beyond becoming, beyond sense data, beyond images or simulacra, beyond differences. The world of the intelligible is instead an eternallyContinue reading “On Creative Difference”

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”

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”

Nature Naturing

“Presumptuous is the artist who does not follow his road through to the end. But chosen are those artists who penetrate to the region of that secret place where primeval power nurtures all evolution.” — Paul Klee, On Modern Art   Nature-Naturing & Nature-Natured For the the sake a simple hypothesis, nature has two dimensions:Continue reading “Nature Naturing”

Baroque

Situating your awareness of the ruins (of history and nature) in the present creates a scene where the distance between culture/nature collapses. Culture, as the short cycle of modern materials and their artificial cycle rapid in degeneration and violent destruction, and nature, as a slime dynamics of materia, have never been mutually exclusive categories. …andContinue reading “Baroque”