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Recent Study - 2012-6

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Recent Study - 2014-2

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Recent Study - 2012-8

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Recent Study - 2011-11

Feral Abstraction - Environmental Diatribe

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Recent Study - 2012-9

Contemporary Myth And Art

December 6, 1974
 
    Man-Nature..........As one, for they are one.........
    Ecosystems...........yes...........but all part of a whole..........all interrelated.........
    Life-death.........How do they differ?.........One supports the other..........interrelated..........One the host of the other........it matters not which............
    Life-Death-Life.........a continuance.......yes..........in another form..........ad infinitum........
    Living forces...........suspension.......continuance......living forces..........
    A force?...........A spirit?..........Why place names on it?.....It is there..........ever present............It is felt.........
    Can it be so simple?............Possibly so simple that it is overlooked............
 

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Recent Study - 2014-5

Contemporary Painting - Abstraction

December 14, 1974
 
    A rock..........smooth...............cracked.............washed by the currents of the ocean............To perceive..........To sustain..........To grow from such a thing.........To be moved by it..............
    Why?

August 14, 1975
 
    Beside a stream........the light encapsulating the water-edges of the rocks...........the light absorbed as a calligraphic scrawl on the water's surface...........the depths barely yielding themselves in faint and mysterious forms..........
    Movement-motion............A force..........
    At banks edge.........an endless arrangement of living forms......the living sustaining  itself from the dying......the decaying leaves........yielding themselves to new forms......mosses.......ferns.......fungi........endless varieties of plants in cohabitation with the insects.........the mollusc

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Recent Study - 2012-8

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Web Site II (Click On Image)

Art And Juxtaposition - Natural Perspectives

August 20, 1975
 
    To view one's self as a part.......as that singular image....as a natural form.............one...............yet many.........
    One must feel............One must perceive..........One must reflect............
    To take that image.............that one.............that singular image..............for can it exist again?..............and to use it...As a tool..........As a vehicle for understanding

November 4, 1975
 
    A flow........a movement........through time........through life...........and beyond..........a vestigial remnant of the past and a precursor of the future..............Past-present-future.....A moment of exposure yet and eternity of force.........continuing
..................infinite

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Recent Study - 2013-9

Lyrical Abstraction? Neo Expressionism? Natural Logic?

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Recent Study - 2011-9

Non Objective Art - Abstract Form, Color, Tone

December 20, 1975
 
    That feeling..........
    It builds up within one..........Power........force.......movement
.........As electrons bouncing about from orbit to orbit..............
Emitting pure energy...........An "excitable" state......An energy level.........
    A necessary point from which to begin........From orbit to orbit........as energy states.......As within the sun..........from the simplest struture-H-to a more complex-complete form...Thus to a more complex-complete mind.........
    Step by step to that understanding.....From question to questions to answer..........Constantly seeking.......searching...
Not to be reached(unfortunately) in my lifetime but in many lifetimes..........a collective experience to a collective goal....
    One must feel pain..........one must feel birth.......One must feel and identify with........and of...........oneself.......One must experience........One must feel.............
    What mechanism in us triggers such feeling-reactions?......
.........Why do we constantly seek?.......Why is it so important to know who and what we are?............What are we in this vast universe?..............Are we?
    Who we are means nothing.........What we are is relevant..But more so is where we are.......and where we are going...To use perspective in development.......
    Collectively as a whole..........But individually........an infinitesimal and fleeting psi particle.........Only for a moment extant.......a millisecond..........if that..........thus what we do individually.............no matter what our egos tell us........is but a brief moment in the collective place...........What we do as the smallest contribution to a collective where..........
    Individual-What-Individual
    Collective-What-Collective-Where
    We are in a period of transition.......What lies ahead is the unknown........It will be a completely new and exciting period..
.......It too, to end in transition..........
    The old "mind" is being discarded.............A new one in development.........I would like very much to see this new mind-form..........I won't..........but I do hope that what I do will contribute to its' form.............The what to the where.........
    We must all die to give birth to new form.........My body....
my mind..........must ultimately expire in order to make way for new creative thought..........I have developed from the past..and soon................I will be the past............
    Ironic..........that if viewed in terms of the human life span...
......my development is only just beginning..........If the flow is not shortened, years of development lie ahead..........But when viewed in geologic-cosmic time...........my own human development is but a spark from the cosmic fires.......a sobering and leveling thought..........
    What we are to where we are going........To..............

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Recent Study- 2014-2

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist - Feral Expressionism

December 22, 1975
 
    Only the mind...........and not a vehicle........will be able to transcend the depths of space-time......To travel the billions of light years across that universe of questions.........Only the mind toward the why........toward the unknown.......

p2033403.jpg- Contemporary Painting - Abstraction
Recent Study - 2012-1

Art - Medium - Mind -- The Freedom To Create

January 17, 1976
 
    So subtle are they..........the swamps........A cauldron of life..
.........gestative...........primordial.............the source of.......the source to............the living springing from the dying....birth-rebirth-birth.............the so obvious movement..........force...in its constant cyclic rhythm..............
    Of a very delicate balance........the swamps...........Each drop of water..........or lack of it................each falling leaf........each plant..........each animal.............the entire organic structure so interrelated and interdependent that to threaten even the minutest particle..............living or dead.........is to threaten their very existence

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Conceptualism -- Metaphor, Myth, Reality

February 1, 1976
 
    Energy-Mass-Matter-Energy..............Is this what it all boils down to?...........A constant cycle of energy into matter and matter into energy........That the force so often noted.....?......
The organism..........consuming and storing energy........giving off some.......with-holding more.........ultimately releasing its energy..........That energy-force continuing from the shell of a former manifestation of matter..........Elementary physics......and biology as far as the organism...........But on the deeper level of the mind-force........self-force..........whatever one wishes to call it...........It would seem entirely logical that such a force exist...
.......for aren't brain waves a form of energy?

February 4, 1975
 
    Singular Images.........Multiple Reflections.........Each image to be taken as itself.........to stand alone............distinct...but all together to form a cohesive whole........one as one........all as one..........one as all...........The whole.........for its many reflections toward a cognizance..........Light..........the unifying thread........
    To look within.........find new passages...........new ways.....
new means..........to forever explore the inner horizons.....

p2160045.jpg- Contemporary Abstraction
Recent Study - 2013-2

Contemporary Image - Nature's Gift

 
    The light dances gingerly across the waters of the dark unknown in its illuminatory pattern of Things seen and Things not seen............Gingerly..........yes..........but touching..........
however briefly...........illuminating...........revealing...............if allowed...............
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Recent Study - 2012-4

Lyricism? Expressionism? Kineticism?

March 27, 1976
 
    Time..........an unknown factor......
    A human invention........................
    A succession of Moments............
    Bending back.......as in curved space..........upon itself.....
    Each successive Moment an Eternity(though I hate to use the term eternity......for it in some measure denotes time)......
    Feeds back into Itself...........As in orbital light.....orbital space..........From the Moment back to the Moment.........
    Time..........a word much like forever.......human terms to explain the utter unknown..........Terms no one.........as yet.......has been able to explain..........
    Yesterday.........Today..........Tomorrow..........The same Thing...........No such things as past-present-future.....There is only the Moment..........The Eternal Moment.........An Eternity of Moments...............

p9240069.jpg- Neo Expressionism- Feral Image
Recent Study - 2012-9

Kinetic Abstraction - Ecstatic Dance

April 30, 1976
 
    Again............back to understanding-non-understanding......
With non-understanding a beginning.........which leads one to understanding.........fleeting.........immediately back into non-understanding...........infinite............continuous.........never ending...........(unless, of course................one follows the road of the secure known and remains at understanding.....thus a definite end..........of the force..........of the Self)...........
    One as a light particle......a photon..........upon a journey across the spatial void.......into the black hole and off on a journey of what universes?........of what unknowns?.....With light speed in rapid and continuous non-understanding motion
...............The unknown becoming the known becoming the unknown..........the wisdom journey......the journey of knowledge of one's Self..........of the Force.........of the Moment
............of the so-many unknown mysteries.........A journey of force by force through force...........Each new galaxy crossed as a subtle and minute discovery..........That light particle slowing only briefly by gravity-pull............Then to break free again and go off into new unknown directions.......

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Recent Study - 2011-11

Post Contemporary - Art Of The Future

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Recent Study - 2013-9

May 5, 1976
 
    So..................to unite these many avenues of approach....of thought-idea-feeling........to Coact........to unite in solidarity of diverse movement.........Each animal.........specie.........of the coacting community to derive benefit.........sustenance............
..........nourishment.........from the entire community..............a
mutualistic relationship.......or symbiotic........The integrity of the individual maintained.........That integrity strengthened however.........through coaction........
    Thus a coactive approach to a common development...Note I do not say goal........for there can be No goal........Only continued development through the unknown.......
    A coactive-collective experience upon a common direction-journey..............

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Recent Study - 2011

Art And Installation -- Idea, Concept, Mind

May 6, 1976
 
    The fluid surfaces do not yield of their crepuscular forms so readily...........Yes.........dim.........at the surface.........below.....
...........within the seeming darkness..........a light source so brilliant that only the periphery can be deciphered...........A light source so dense that.......once the periphery draws one in.....its' gravity exerts itself and one is on the journey.......The exertion so great that one Must submit to It.......whatever the cost...So intense the blinding light........and so illuminating..........
    The Lights of Darkness........Look into the black.........the darkness.........the depths..............to discern of the diffuse glow............Once discernable It grows brighter.......and brighter.........Its' intensity to increase with the velocity of Self..
...........the velocity of development..........
    Obviously..........if one seeks.........one is ultimately captured.
.................pulled-in..........the grip is severe..........It is sublime..
..........It is real...........It is traumatic........It is ecstatic.....Release is unthinkable..........impossible..........Its' grasp one's grasp......
...........upon the unknown.......upon one's Self........

p2033420.jpg- Non Objective Art
Recent Study - 2012-1

Conceptual Art - Natural Imperatives

May 19, 1976
 
    It is as if one were at twilights edge.........carefully balanced between the forces of light-dark.............moving in rectilinear motion along this turbulent rip.............The forces in rapid movement across the maelstrom.............Movement accelerated into and by the heightening storm........At the edge........along the converging line of the light-dark..........There the answers..
........and the questions.......endless............the mysterious dark-light..........the clashing of the tidal forces......coming together with the explosion of the distant star.........illuminating...........
...confusing........disturbing..........moving...........The Self.......
.....when integrated into It.........becomes as It......Assumes the luminescent qualities of It.......Its' function to become Self-function........Its' illumination to become Self-illumination..Its' unknown the Self-unknown.........Its' void the void of the Self..
.....Its' light the light of the Self..........Its' natural flow to become the Self's natural flow...........the force of It as the force of the Self............Thus a complete and unequivocable integration........An integration into One....As One........

June 6, 1976
 
    Across the gaseous surfaces...........across the galactic gases.
..............across the whirlpool of the galactic mass......across and into.............into the vacuum..........the void..........the black hole........To emerge the spirit of the unknown Self........Upon it the brilliance of illumination...........Upon it the illumination of darkness............To break from the illusory chains of orgainic existence itself.........To break from the confines of the deceptive-societal-self..........To Be as It...........to move freely across the Self..........across that unknown...........the unknown of non-understanding..........To move with the freedom of its' force.........To be It............To go into the wilderness and experience of It............To greet the storm...........the mountain storm..........the force of one's Self.........To greet It with open arms.............And be touched by It.........To be swept-up by It.
.............To move with It............Across the infinite......To slip from the edge of the great chasm and fall to one's birth......To fall effortlessly into It..........To strike bottom with the thud of recognition...........Strike with the great blow of penetration....
    To move with the clouds across the water's surface....the light dancing easily across its' infinite depths..........the light of one's dancing Self.............the light of the unknown.........the dark of the unknown............the dark delineated by the light..the light as delineation of the dark.............The form of recognition..
.............the form of the flow................the flow of the Force.....
........the sublime flow of the Self............The clouds fleetingly and eternally revealingly moving across in rapid-continuous and penetrating motion..........The clouds of the Self once-arisen....
.......The light-dark..........Ominous from the distance of a confined-Self...........But so ephemerally sublime when once the contact is made............Ephemeral is the eternal Moment....For within It is the eternity of a dimensional past-present-future....
.......The contact so seeminly brief..........the contact of eternity.....To take that contact and flow with It.........With each new Moment to penetrate ever deeper into the infinite.......
    To flow with the excursion of seemingly opposites........

20110926_31.jpg-Conceptual Art-Natural Imperatives
Recent Study - 2011-9

Southern Artist Review

June 18, 1976
 
    It gives no answer to the endless questions......No definitive answer........For in the unknown, how can there be any definitive answers?............There can only be moments of illumination..........Answers, yes..........but open-ended...for they lead right back to the unknown......
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    Perhaps I(and everyone else, for that matter) have been placing too much emphasis on the term "Self".......Isn't that an awfully egotistical thing to do when, in reality, one is concerned.......or should be.........with the whole......the One...
...........?..........Certainly, one discovers things about one's Self.....but more importantly, one discovers things about One
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    In the smallest conceivable element is the everything of the universe.............

20110926_87.jpg- Contemporary Painting-Abstraction
Recent Study - 2011-9

Contemporary Mixed Media Artist - Galleries

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Recent Study - 2013-9

Contemporary Artist - Environmental Expressionism

September 5, 1976
 
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    How great it would be to follow a photon on its' journey....
.........But wait.............We are..............Our very image is a photon image................Our energies are photon energies...Our journey a photon journey............
    We are an image of light-speed..............Think of it.....We...
........everything........all..........in light speed transmission........
..........Everything one sees.........is received at man's definition of the speed of light.......(I must state man's definition because it is assumed to be an absolute)
    A reflective vision...........Thus do we "see" the actual vision?
..............We "see" a succession of reflections..........But do we "see" what is actually there.......?.............Do we perceive of what is there......?................
    But then there is the black................the absorber.......the non-reflective...........the ultimate unknown..............
    In absolute(if anything, indeed, is absolute) black.......A void within the light receptors............
    Because one does not "see" it, does it mean that nothing is there?...............That nothing exist within its absolute...?........
................Because one is suddenly taken away from the light-known and plunged into darkness, does that mean all is lost...?
..................that nothing exist?.........
    Or is it that all..........everything..........ultimately rests...exists.
................within the black..........That all journies ultimately conclude........come to rest............within the domain of the black...........?

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