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Red Square – Memory

Russian word (krasnaya) – can mean either red or beautiful The paintings become like bodies imbued with feelings of the collective group – peasants – Russia the Red Army stopped at Rovno, where my father was born the form is the collective, the content, the body Red Army – Babel – between two worlds Red Calvary – channel in the energy between two worlds – survival and existence. Issac Babel – from Hannah Krall -when in the synagogue “Everything is […]

When I really think that a literary novel is successful, I am conscious of being in the novel and outside it all at once.

When I really think that a literary novel is successful, I am conscious of being in the novel and outside it all at once. I begin to question how the writer set up the structure or armature of repeating themes, that allows the emotion to hang on, or be contained by. I feel the same about painting. The structure of a painting is a way into the experience, and acts as an armature for the intuitive and random prompting of […]

do I want to go where there is no smell of moisture, of Southern drawl?

do I want to go where there is no smell of moisture, of Southern drawl? Where the roots have been left for too long and summer squatters have used up the soil.

Today I felt the correlation between the horizontal movement of painting and the earths platelets.

Today I felt the correlation between the horizontal movement of painting and the earths platelets. The sensation of things that are not lined up – sliding as they meet. Relationship of words The energy can feel concrete – but maybe not. It is the image, the canvas-paint-materials, that become concrete. The energy transcends through process . The image you get is the gestalt. Not a picture depicting ‘something’ but an energy – a moment in time where the image can […]

Why am I drawn to the painter Seurat?

Why am I drawn to the painter Seurat? Material flatness-can go beyond the silhouette or forms that are crushed. Greenberg’s desire to banish illusionism from painting, insisting ‘upon the real and material plane.’ Painting could only be about itself. Stella- what you see – the flatness of the picture plane. I do not agree with that. What is discordance? What is vibration? Light as vibration through color relationships that go beyond Greenbergian formalism. Discordance – can create vibration and movement […]

Sometimes when I start hearing a horn play – such as Coltrane’s late music – the color begins to resonate and I know I have arrived with the painting.

Sometimes when I start hearing a horn play – such as Coltrane’s late music – the color begins to resonate and I know I have arrived with the painting. The forms in my paintings are generated from the patterns of the internal workings of thought which are independent of what is seen ‘ in nature’. a space has to be charged with energy like the Cinnamon Shops in Bruno Shultz. Like going through a Labyrinth of one of Shultz’s stories […]

Abstract painting in the case of Mondrian or Malevich was thought of as a distillation of visual reality.

Abstract painting in the case of Mondrian or Malevich was thought of as a distillation of visual reality. The term ‘concrete’ referred to painting that was autonomous, that referred to nothing outside itself from objective reality. Kupka “Great art is to create from the invisible and intangible purely and simply experienced, a visible and tangible reality; a reality that is not simply a copy or image, but which, as the created work, has a soul and life of its own, […]

Vilem Flusser – defines an image as ” a significant surface on which the elements of the image act in magic fashion towards one another.”

Vilem Flusser – defines an image as “a significant surface on which the elements of the image act in magic fashion towards one another.” the image is a fusion of past, present, and future in a painting. Jenson – Book on Architecture – “Social space becomes the metaphorical interface where human consciousness meets realms beyond itself. ” Virtual Ground plan going back to Temples – Centers Poet – Yeats – The Second Coming “Turning and turning in the widening gyre […]

What does Bruno Shultz Labyrinthe and Yates poem “The Second Coming” have in common?

What does Bruno Shultz Labyrinthe and Yates poem The Second Coming have in common? Annihilation What is the meaning of Labyrinthe in Shultz? Howard, “Every serious translator is a philologist. Translations offer equivalents and not substitutions.”

What does Bruno Shultz Labyrinthe and Yeats poem “The Second Coming” have in common?

What does Bruno Shultz Labyrinthe and Yeats poem The Second Coming have in common? Annihilation What is the meaning of Labyrinthe in Shultz? Howard, “Every serious translator is a philologist. Translations offer equivalents and not substitutions.”