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”

Does Becoming Need You?

  Images evoked out of material by the painter’s activities could be terms ‘evocation’ – as an activity of painting, introduced in the modern era, where the imagination takes center stage in the pursuit of the expression of the painted object. Within the modern era of ‘isms’ the aim of evocation irradiated in several differentContinue reading “Does Becoming Need You?”

Earth Script

  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”

Tumultuous Shore

What can the shore can tell me about aesthetics? The question is not only as a way of sensing in the world effected by such excitation, but the excitation itself as aesthetic. A proposition: that the constantly changing and restless ground can be translated into a vision of relations of nature, for what is existingContinue reading “Tumultuous Shore”

What is the Lay of the Land?

by Joshua Mason Editor’s note: This essay is based on Mason’s presentation at DePaul University last October. Part II will be published next month. This is Lake Superior. This is the beginning. It is where I am absorbed. What I see is the edge. You can learn a lot by observing the space where water […]Continue reading “What is the Lay of the Land?”