Category: Thoughts and Reflections

  • “It does not illustrate. It is the sensation of its own realization.”

    RIP Cy Twombly Each line was “the actual experience” of making the line. Could Twombly be thought of as a Phenomenological painter? I’ll admit, when I lived in Philadelphia, my least favorite room in the art museum there was the Cy Twombly room. It was hard to appreciate. But nowadays, I almost view Twombly’s work […]

  • Playing around with the computer program “Corel Draw.” I was reminded of this program by an old friend.  I remember using it ten years ago. Hopefully I can bring it into my work flow for painting OR design work. No need to try and photograph this well… as it emits light instead of reflecting it. Painting by […]

  • Landscape Perception and Inhabiting Vision: Practising to see from the inside

    From the recent archives, I thought it would be good to post my dissertation from Dartington. Download the pdf of Landscape Perception and Inhabiting Vision. The Abstract: In this dissertation I investigate vision and landscape through painting. I identify landscape as a diverse and lively critical field of study as I have come to understand […]

  • A new place for the blog

    I’ve moved the blog from the front page. I think having it on the front page was giving me writer’s block. So here is an informal aside.

  • Walk through a field barefoot.

    Today, after swimming in the Dart River, I walked barefoot up a sloped field to get to Dartington College of Arts.  (The shell of what is left there)  I found it very interesting that the field was sporadically covered in thorny plants that hurt my feet.  I thought about the cows that normally graze on […]