Whereas abstraction in painting had surpassed the depiction of the exterior world and turned towards the embodied thing of painting as an evocative force, allowing the medium to take on a more personal character, deposition in painting – defined as the geologic deposition of the materiality of painting – usurps the modern theme ofContinue reading “Earth Script”
Extinction Object (foam, wire, wood, oil, soil, tar) “It reminds me of an oil spill,” my wife said, “it is abominable.” “Yes,” I replied. “It marks the catastrophic process that is the condition of its emergence.” Shifting through the muck of existence, can a sculpture tap into the viscosity of reality?
The following is connected to my previous post Wither the Eye of the Flesh?, moving from the issue of disembodiment in metaphysics into the technological transhumanism and machine-culture, grafting each upon the other to explore nihilism’s apparent dispossession and displacement of the body. Specifically, in the case of the present post, it is the bodyContinue reading “Is the Body Obsolete? (On the Body, Woman & Nature)”
24″x48″ oil, latex, foam, acrylic, polyurethane, soil on canvas
This one is getting close to being finished, but who knows – it was completely different last week, it may be again. “Earthwound” oil, foam, latex, urethane on canvas 24″x36″
The edge as a demarcation between what goes on in the work and what goes on elsewhere is no longer necessary. With the mineralized painting there are no edges. The limitation of size stops the expanding of the field but this limit is arbitrary. The impact area could extend indefinitely. Size and scale are notContinue reading “Painting with No Edges”
Three sculptures I never got around to posting on here. Each object is made from foam, latex paint, oil and polymerized siloxanes.
Anthropocene is too anthropocentric – it suffices, of course, since by the very designation we are declaring anthropos as geological agent. But just as earth itself is an active agent (we humans aren’t just the only actors on a global scale), equally there is a lot of action in outer space. Anthropocene may be tooContinue reading “Anthropocene(tric)”
It is as if the land was perceiving itself. The mirror is a symbol of perception. It is a kind of cadre: it presents itself as an embodiment of reflectivity. I am interested in a scene where myself as a figure no longer appears but is nevertheless implied in its absence. What may the sceneContinue reading “Reflections”