Original Image by Noah Freidman-Rudosky for the New York Times | Photo Composite

Lithium Salt Flats, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Friday, November 18, 2011

photo credit friedman rudovsky new york times; photo composite; une imagined site series
UNE Imagined Places, Lithium Salt Flats. 
Original Image: Friedman Rudovsky, New York Times
... i think to the colosseum, ziggurats, ancient arches, the pyramids and temples of every continent––when their edifice form lost its function, its ruin reveals its art. what remains is not seen but is a sensation, similar to how nerves that once serviced a missing part of the body still remain alive and well but without a function. the sensation from these ancient forms triggers a function of what it is to be human––and humanity's continual efforts to build or create something to replace or fill what is missing.

Art is not in the creating of a functionless form––rather, when all other structure and definition has failed, it is what persists.

when this persistence can be expressed in Form, only its sensation will demonstrate whether it serves to function humankind.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

do not be satisfied by the spectacle
the itchless scratch

Sunday, June 26, 2011

nearer still, prandtl-glauert singularity

photo credit: realbigtaco, file:FA-18 going transonic.jpg 2008

sometimes we needn't stir the senses through metaphor to inspire a reality beyond what we readily see; sometimes the physics or chemistry of what already is sheds another veil from what we see revealing an ever truer medium.
the moment with a work of Art should touch this mark; this is my science---an gedankenexperiment into Form through experiencing the question and answer of where we place our physical senses as reality.
the Abstract is an insistent realism pulling through the millennia layers of man's fiction; it's story is made known when a line of our fiction opens to the unknown. the Abstract is not an intangible, it is conceived as such only because we cast it outside the written wall of our experiential world. Art either punctuates the fiction or bares an experience of realized abstraction.