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Familiar places

Jan 17, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Coastlines are different, but water is the same. Download parameter file coastal.xpf I was at a lakeside park here in Toronto once. The lake was big, you couldn’t see the other shore. I saw people standing and staring out into the lake. There’s not much out there, the occasional boat, and like I said, you […]

Fractal Noir

Jan 15, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Wisdom brightens a man’s face and changes its hard appearance Download parameter file pillar1.xpf I like Film Noir, it’s my favorite. What is Film Noir? I’ve never looked for a definition, but here’s a few thoughts. Film Noir is the part left out of all those other movies. The heavy husk that restores wholeness, like […]

Taxonomy of Art

Jan 13, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Not everyone shares my obsession with sorting things: books, firewood, artwork… Download parameter file ring.xpf Maybe it’s pointless, but every now and then I like to stop and sort the art world into different compartments. Perhaps it’s a disorder. Like a puzzle, or some brain teaser game, it’s just for fun, a break from doing […]

Golden haze

Jan 11, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Busted Art: The algorithm of destuction. Download parameter file fuzzyswirl01.loo Settle down, this is a serious discussion about algorithmic art, art made from mechanical activity. Or maybe that’s not the common definition. I’ve simplified things. Anyhow, have you ever come across a fragment of something, like a rock or broken piece of glass, brick, porcelain, […]

When…

Jan 10, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

When the eye is oldWhen the eye is tiredOf searching and finding nothingIt sits down to restAnd sees wonders on the ground. Download parameter file candystick01.loo   Who tells it where to look or how to see? Download parameter file candystick02.loo   Who says to their eye, “Not there, look only here.” Download parameter file […]

Fractal Room and Board

Jan 08, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Common things are not necessarily easy to make. Download parameter file watermandel01.loo A while ago, someone who plays the guitar told me that because we see so many people playing the guitar in movies and on television, most people think it’s easy. In other words, because it’s common, we assume it’s easy, or simple. I […]

Crouching Tiger, Fuzzy Fractal

Jan 06, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Download parameter file fuzzy.loo What’s got three heads and makes movies? Whoever made the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. First head: Jean Cocteau. The night-time fight scenes, or pursuit scenes between what’s her name and the other woman. They could be spliced right into Black Orpheus and you’d never know. Second head: Sergio Leone. This […]

Fine art with the foot

Jan 04, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Is Kung fu a type of calligraphy? Download parameter file marble01.loo I don’t know much about martial arts, and I’m not a Bruce Lee fan, but there’s something artistic about the way he uses the nunchuks. I watched Return of the Dragon the other night. Bruce does it all: star, director and writer too. As […]

I’m still adjusting to the year 2000

Jan 03, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I don’t know, two thousand and anything sounds like science fiction to me. Download parameter file cuzco7.loo What wondrous dates have we looked at from a distance, walked over, and moved on? 1984 by George Orwell; Space 1999 by somebody; 2001 by Stanley Kubrick. What’s left: 2010, a sequel to 2001; 2112 an album by […]

I like simple things…

Dec 30, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I don’t mean boring, I mean intense, radiant, focussed, strong. Download parameter file bubblehead.xpf While we continue in this holiday mode, allow me to pour water on this seed of an idea in hope that it may grow into something fruitful. …it’s not working. Wait, think of it this way. Imagine writing. When a piece […]