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From my Notebook on Philosophy

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Mixed media on paper 26x39"not facts but truths

I create time. – Kant

Time creates me. – Bergson

tachyons – particles with speed faster then light.

The most abstract system of philosophy is, in its method and purpose, nothing more than an extremely ingenious combination of natural sounds.

This from my notebook years ago, I am sure I didn’t write it, but there is no                       notation of who did, unfortunately.

“Sculpture creates space.   That shapes intended for this purpose, properly scaled in space, actually creates a greater space.”

“Imagination.  Awareness of the void of our existence. ”  ISAMU NOGUCHI (an antidote to impermanence)

It is the selection and placement that will make of anything a sculpture, even an old shoe.Monolithic Stones

This picture is a good example of how the landscape is changed by the addition of sculpture. They become the environment in which they are placed. These monolithic sculpted stones are in the Brecon Beacons in Wales. I was fortunate to be able to carry them back to Canada with me sans view of course. How did I manage it? Just popped them into a coat pocket, they are only 4″ in height.

These intimate watercolours (4×6″), were done in 1988 on a hiking tour through the Brecon Beacon’s in Wales.

Environmental Art, London England

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Environmental ArtNo object, of nature or of art, exists without environment. As a matter of fact, the object itself can expand to a degree where it becomes its own environment…
The traditional art object, be it a painting, a sculpture, a piece of architecture, is no longer seen as an isolated entity but must be considered within the context of this expanding environment.

The environment becomes equally as important as the object, if not more so, because the object breathes into the surrounding and also inhales the realities of the environment no matter in what space, close or wide apart, open air or indoor.

Fredrick Kiesler,  Inside the Endless House

This quote is exemplified wonderfully by this temporary installation piece. The pictures taken in London, England, not sure the year? Probably 1988 or so. I didn’t stay long enough to see what was under wraps. But what an engaging piece, don’t you think?

The tall white spire in the background of the photograph is St. Martin-in-the-Fields, which is in Trafalgar Square.

A Bit About This Blog

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The idea is to pursue the blog as a

 form and forum for experiencing art.

After accumulating words, journals, drawings, sculptures for over twenty years, I thought it would be interesting to reorganize my work into new patterns. But now I am trying to flow with the river as this new experience takes on a life of it’s own.