And Back at it-
I work on many veins at once, I have always – I guess- I will always.
“~Life is a smorgasbord~”
Artist mind space through sound.
Enter here Click – Hazmat Modine – Everybody Loves You:
In this post I share my binoculars to highlighted what is —-on/ in—-
architectural landscape in word form, sculpture, drawings, notes and photographs.
For my friends who care nothing about the theory and words Please JUST LOOK at the PHOTOGRAPHS and enjoy.
Please note I got hit with a computer hacker or virus that took out my 2 computers motherboards. I am regaining footing from the catastrophic event, so this post pictures are not what I like, they lack detail and I will reshoot once I get everything working again. Photoshop my owned copy and my current Nikon program, doesn’t work with the new platform (i7) and I haven’t figure all that out yet! Or should I say: thrown money at it all for the years fix!
My RANT for the month!
– FYI- i7 operating system, again is change for the tech world to hold you hostage and cost large sums of money not only new computer but programs (only 29.99 mth, Plus, Plus, Plus) – Remember this is overhead and to be accounted for in pricing of the work. – for those of you who ask how to price the work.
This all leads to My Advice =====BACK YOUR SHIT UP!!!!! -Off site.
Now let’s get to it-
I am currently in the mist of –
How does matter become consciousness?
Known as Mind Matter Problem.
Most of the work made this month is in reflection of Plato’s 4 traits of consciousness and Deepak Chopra’s lecture ideas: the steps of growth in consciousness and reading around the subjects.
Deepak Chopra: Highest – Showing up, Higher consciousness, Intuition – meaning and relationship taping into deeper intuition of awaking to creative response. Restful awareness, Reactive manipulative = Nice- tantrum Nasty- Stubborn- Victim.
The following is notes to the work and highlights from the research that has been done over the month-
I am looking at this chapter for my work and research, washed up on shore last year when I stated in a paper “objects are vessels for memory.” My former advisor disagreed, which is good because in trying to change his mind, I found- the words that tried to convey consciousness that dangled on a line of intrigue, in my sight. I found a whole world of people thinking in this vein.
I am finding a vast sea of context and information with which has stimulated new ideas and questions.
“The sea is a perfect parable- with all its color, life and tide. The sea has many sub categories and supports many forms just as consciousness does.”
a1. The article (click) – What is consciousness, and could machines have it?
Is a very interesting intersection and extends the questions that surround my use of industrial material in the sculpture work. In the sense that if artificial intelligence (a machine) does not have consciousness can the parts have memory- and once again what is consciousness when it comes to object and form?Object interjects with atmosphere and perception-
The sculpture “Embryo” has traveled in my pack over the last six months through three countries and I have photographed it as if a family member traveling on vacation.
When I reviewed the photographs, a new question appeared –
b1. “Is the object or atmosphere the context for personality of the sculpture?”
Through this you can see the context back to consciousness inquisitions, so it’s all part of the soup.
Some very interesting side notes: the sculpture when photographed in public opened a hole line of discussions with complete strangers that was deep and interesting, stimulating my contemplation (form) of an already complicated subject being Object personality.
“Embryo” I was told on multiple occasion is an accessible form that opens conversation with ease even in Europe and in different language zones.
That exact sentiment is one that seems to stand consistent with my sculpture work.
In the states and studio many people have said the same thing, except with the added note of- even for non-art enthusiast making for good interaction of stop ins at the Ballard Road Art Studio.
Is more than a physical attribute.
What roll does religion play in consciousness?
How phycology puts words and theories around the above.
A few notes here:
In Phenomenology of Perception by Merleau Ponty Page preference xv and xvi.
I enjoyed: “The philosopher, is a perpetual beginner, which means that he takes for granted nothing that men, learned or otherwise believe they know. It means also that philosophy itself must not take itself for granted, in so far as it may have managed to say something true; that it is ever- renewed experiment in making its own beginning, that it consists wholly in the description of this beginning.
And finally, reflection amounts to consciousness of its own……..”
And I ponder chapter: “The Body as Object and Mechanistic Philosophy.”
I have written a happening with the intention of performing and filming by now but fire wood for winters warmth and my computer crash diluted focus.
I today found alignment to words of CA Conrad this morning “We need to help one another and it is not always easy to imagine how we can do it.” The statement sings so well with this piece. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2015/06/from-whitman-to-walmart
- Show- “Who’s Your Dada”
Opening 11/15/2017 3:45-4:45 & 5:45-7:00 at:
the Butzel Gallery- John Sayles School of Fine Art
1445 The Plaza- Schenectady, NY