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”

I am Catastrophe

Shoreline Living near the coast of Lake Michigan I find myself in the liminal space where things are always changing. As an artist I go to the shoreline frequently to absorb the atmosphere. The motions, colors and layers permeate through my head. I observe the masses of concrete, rusty walls and the hovel of oldContinue reading “I am Catastrophe”

Beyond Evocation

  Beyond Evocation The evocative object emerged out of the condition of viewing the painting as a thing produced by the human mind, as painting through which the human mind could contemplate itself. Stylistic forms would vary, of course, and there were several differences and rifts between the methods and constructions of this kind ofContinue reading “Beyond Evocation”

On the Geologic Painting

Lately I’ve been jotting down a few ideas in my sketchbook pertaining to geologic painting. My focus is specifically on how to categorize it as a practice set apart from previous modes of painting. While categories are rather arbitrary they nevertheless are useful for laying out one’s own attitudes via painting; this is because aestheticContinue reading “On the Geologic Painting”

Notes On Style & Environment 3: Expressions of the Field

In the second text I briefly explored evocative images. I placed it in connection to expressionism. The approach for this mode of expressionism has been for the subjectivity of the artist.  But a glaring ommission exists in narrowing expression only to the subject of the painter. In the second text I tried to draw outContinue reading “Notes On Style & Environment 3: Expressions of the Field”