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may26_26_01.jpg- Logical Abstraction
Recent Study - 2014-5

feb7_91_01.jpg- Course?
Recent Study - 2014-1

p6030056.jpg- Art As Ultimate Dialogue
Recent Study - 2012-6

p9230077.jpg- Light Abstract
Recent Study - 2012-9

p2013211.jpg- Contemporary Abstract Artist
Recent Study - 2012-1

Contemporary Art And Word

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Recent Study - 2014-2

Lyrical Abstraction? Neo Expressionism? Natural Logic?

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Recent Study - 2014-5

Neo Expressionism -- The Feral Image

January, 2004
 
Process=Thought + Technique
Concept=Thought
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Process.......Dictionary.........something going on:Proceeding..a natural phenomenon marked by gradual changes that lead to a particular result.......a natural continuing activity or function....a series of actions or operations conducing to an end.....
 
Enough.........Now to
 
Concept...........Dictionary........Something conceived in the mind(thought, notion)..........An abstract or generic idea generalized from particular instances
 
Throw in:
 
Conception..........the capacity, function, or process of forming or understanding ideas or abstractions or their symbols...
And
Conceptual........of, relating to, or consisting of concepts
Thus
Conceptual Art............an art form in which the artist's intent is to convey a concept rather than create an art object....
 
Now, assume that in the life of an artist, as in Nature, Process has NO end........It is continuous........rather....a series......of techniques......with no purposeful intent of completion....rather, of incompletion.........
 
Concept is the fuel which feeds the machine(process)....
 
In concept one is dealing with pure energy(thought-idea-feeling)
In process one is dealing with energy plus technique(materials)
 
The "end" product can never be realized..........(process)
 
For Concept itself is ever-changing
 
As infinity............(at least our present idea of it, whatever the Moment might be)
 
Empirical Notions, to be sure.......But let's not go there...That's many chapters unto itself.............
 
So we have the creative individual, or Nature for that matter, in the midst of Concept and Process(not to be confused with manufacturing--whether Tonka Toys or factory art)....Pure energy both..........Process perhaps the momentary realization
(idealization of) of Concept..........and perhaps.......the relationship could be reciprocal.........an endless spiral...of thought-idea-feeling.........
 
And of course, in this endless play of words, Concept Is a Process..............(of thought)
 
Is it possible to discern between the two?.............(Process and Concept)
 
I think Not
 
Only the physical act of Process......is indicative....of realization of concept through Process..........................But that is only an indicator...............Nothing more
 
Temporary by-products along the way..........Unfinished, vertical streams of ideas and information.............as catalyst for.........and to.............
 
Which leads one to art and artifact
 
Art...........acquired by experience, study, observation.....a branch of learning(Process)............
Artifact..........remaining from a particular period(caves, pictures on museum walls, etc.)
 
When does one(art) become the other(artifact)
 
Easy..........Simple..........As soon as the idea(notion) is actualized through physical Process(technique).............thus.....
............becomes a known...........as part of the stream of consciousness(and knowledge).............it loses(or at  least Should) all relevance to the individual doing it........And becomes artifact(no longer needed or useful for purpose)....
 
But enough on this for now.........More later

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Recent Study - 2012-8

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist -- Feral Expressionism

January 25, 2004
 
The days grow longer now....Energies rise.......as soon Spring waters also will.........As the axis turns my thoughts and energies turn........................................As winter still imposes its' will and its' way, currents of change begin to stir within their slumber.....Amorphous masses awaiting their entry into this world............Amorphs.........Not seeking form.............for in formlessness is form.................

p4050031.jpg-Contemporary Abstract Expressionism
Recent Study - 2012-4

Abstract Painting -- Creative Evolution

February 1, 2004
 
I Wonder
Just what is that hermit crab doing in his shell out there right now?
What are my friends the gators doing buried up in the protection of the mud and the dirt of the swamp and the marsh on these cold, cold days?
Just what are all of my reptile and amphibian friends doing out there at this moment?
Heard the Spring Peepers the other night
Misled briefly by interlude of warmth
And my friends the birds
They do quite well
in the warmth of down
the escape of flight
Yes, I do wonder
and delight
For what is this, indeed any, world without wonder?
Empty hallways and corridors of mind
Vacuous interludes
and finely reasoned schizophrenia
Yes, I wonder
My favorite mammalian friends of the deep
Out there somewhere
Chasing schools of bait fish in warmer and warmer waters
Hah, distance accelerated by temperature no less
Yes, out there somewhere
And beside me
Spinning tales and telling yarns
delighting me with presence
and knowledge
and the utter simplicity that we Are
Yes, I wonder
That the wonder of Wonder Is Wonder
Such a silent tribute
witness
signpost
path
Feeling
And destiny
Yes, I wonder

p9230035.jpg- Lyrical Abstraction- Natural Logic
Recent Study - 2012-9

Abstract Artist -- Art, Nature, Logic, Wonder

March 22,2004

We are an accumulation of something that does not exist(past) contributing to something that does not exist(future)

Now

The guiding force(consciousness) directing all this is of course Nature(not us, except as a part)

Now Is Eternity

Eternity Is Now

To Create is to Exist………………………………..Existence

Not to Create is not to exist…………………………Non Existence

August 3. 2004

The sweetness of whisper

The sublime solitude of sound...less...ness                                              

The quiet of a calm sea

The mist in evening shadow

And

The storm of uncertainty

The uncertainty of change

What glorious opposites

Yes!

The evolving and expanding mind accepts no such obstacles

In fact, thrives on them

Ha

If they(uncertainty and change) were not there, the fertile(creative) mind would just have to invent them

Else

Retreat to a world of superficiality and human bliss(let’s go shopping)

But that’s another story, isn’t it?

Would seem to be a paradox, wouldn’t it?………….This quiet, calm, contemplative mind and the one of chaos and change and tumultuous evolution………..But it is not……It is as it is and as it should be……….It is Nature………….She too, in her quiet moments of yes consciousness and deliberateness………….And yes she too in her moments of absolute force and cataclysmic power and chaos and upheaval and destruction and construction………..We differ not…………..We are the same………..Whatever our form…………Whatever Our mind

feb7_76_01.jpg- The Fine Experiment
Recent Study - 2014-2

Kinetic Abstraction -- Ecstatic Dance

septc-021.jpg- Systematics
Recent Study - 2013-9

p2013168.jpg- Contemporary Expressionist - Eco
Recent Study - 2012-1

Contemporary Image -- Nature's Gift

August 7, 2004

We Are the creation of Nature………..………..And we in turn Must Create

In this vein

One’s life Is one’s creation

But it must be a state of reciprocity

Between Nature and oneself

For if we truly are a part we Are Nature(Jeffers’ "Love That"……etc…………comes to mind here)

Created and Creative

Expansive and Expanding

may30_65_01.jpg- Fine Art - Fine Idea
Recent Study- 2014-5

Image -- Icon -- Idea

p2013207.jpg- Art - Process - Concept, Wonder

Contemporary Abstract Expressionism -- Enviro-Expressionism

August 8, 2004

Fineness of Spirit

And blessed Chance

Pathways and byways and ever elusive threads

Recapitulation

Ontogeny

Phylogeny

Specific………………And Not

Recapitulation

Universes of Expansion

Only(even to go within is to expand)

Yes

Spirit of Wonder

Energy of Wonder

Its’ Source Our Source

Its’ Energy Ours…………..(if we have the good sense to use it)

And Ours’ Its’(reciprocity)

Consciousness of one equals consciousness of the Other

Recapitulation

Connection

One is to the Other, it matters not which

They Are the Same

It matters not which

 

 

20111106_91.jpg- Non Objective Painting
Recent Study - 2011-11

Art And Juxtaposition -- Natural Perspectives

20110925_18.jpg-Southern Art-Environmental Artist
Recent Study-2011-9

Neo Abstraction -- Empirical Notions

septc-023.jpg- Contemporary Abstract Artist
Recent Study - 2013-9

Intuitive Artist -- Source And Dialogue

August 12, 2004

 

What is it like to touch that distant star?

The one I call Twinkle, just outside this window, so clearly visible on a crisp winter night

Yes, just there……..so very close

And yes………..I am touched………

Its’ light of constant source

Continuously streaming into this simple but inquisitive mind of thoughts and ideas and feelings

Such is spirit…………and wonder

Yes, Twinkle, my little bright friend…………..there in the ethers………

Pure Energy…………..Pure Source

As are we………………from there

 

 

 

 

may26_56_01.jpg- Conceptual Artist
Recent Study - 2014-5

Post Contemporary, Art Of The Future

August 13, 2004

They float wonderfully over their Source

Dancing and moving and flowing

Cavorting in extravagant fancy

Pulsing to the beat of the universe

 

Such an ecstatic light, in so many forms

Look quickly…………Their forms Change with Light speed

In transition and transcendence

 

Look quickly………Their elegance is temporal………..fleeting

Changing

Form seeking form

And further definition

 

Their form is my form

And mine is theirs

Source(Nature)

Nature(Source)

 

Be delighted by their presence

Be delighted by their secrets

Which they so gladly share

 

Their nature is as simple as Nature

Emanations of spirit and source and energy

Other descriptions of what has not occurred

And is yet to

 

Yes, ephemeral

But infinite

The Whole of Everything

And No Thing

 

One instant

Of Eternity

Before

The next

 

Vertical

feb7_87_01.jpg-Southern Artist Review
Recent Study - 2014-2

Environmental Abstraction -- Reflectionism

p9230005.jpg- ShadowPlane - Abstract Art
Recent Study - 2012-9

Louisiana Abstract Artist

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Contemporary Abstract Artist
















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Recent Study - 2012-6

Tom McNease Contemporary Art
















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