Saturday, December 26, 2015

Approaching Terra Incognita

Consider "objective reality" in terms of limits to perception.

Understanding this, attend to what may be seen, heard, focused upon, and expressed past those limits. Here are visions lit by sunlight and fire, symphonies stirred out of desert sands.

Friday, December 25, 2015

On Towards Morning

Pop art and popular culture communicate a broad spectrum of ideas and emotional perspectives.

Still, one must look beyond the merely material, the superficial and concrete:

 Δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις θεῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς εἰρήνη ἐν ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκίας.

Thursday, December 24, 2015


With the realization of loss, one seeks what is missing,

Freedom of experience is grace; freedom of expression is lost upon those without it.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Lines of Demarcation

One link to Time Past and Time Future is tradition.

Observation of tradition and its elements, as an analytical means to understanding, is neutral in nature. In the simplest of artistic terms, tradition may be expressed through a variety of media according to the sensibilities of the individual artist.  What is not neutral is the artist's attitude toward tradition.

Typical attitudes are those of respect, realistic acknowledgement, or contempt. These are revealing, in that they indicate whether the artist places greater value upon the work, or upon other things such as ego, social status or ideology. The astute viewer or listener cannot fail to detect such expressions and their impact on the total effect of any work.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Reason Amid Riot

One cannot number the voices that go unheard, or the expressions missed in the clamor.

Yet culture endures, much of it outside the narrow straits of media and commercial enterprise.