“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…

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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…

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Representation of Space in Space

I’ve been reading Edward Soja’s Thirdspace (1996) and Postmodern Geographies (1989) and Perceptions of the Environment (2000) by Tim Ingold. “Space hides consequence from us now.”  (Berger in Soja 1989 p.22) Space does hide consequence from those who have power..  We throw out rubbish and it goes ‘somewhere.’  We use electricity that comes from ‘somewhere.’ …

Pirate Utopia in the Presence of High Way Desolation

Last night, in Philadelphia, I fell into a Pirate Utopia entirely enabled by the construction of I-95. It was 2 a.m. in the morning and we played music loud with the front door open. The rest of the buildings on the block had long since crumbled away from the negative effect of the huge berm…