4.16.2007

Ob.scur.antism in 2007: on titling a painting


In my desire, to rename this painting, I was looking for a word that BEST described the current state of affairs in 2007. I think it's also a reasonable title, given the kind of art that I create:

"ob·scur·ant·ism in 2007"

n.The principles or practice of obscurants.
A policy of withholding information from the public.
A style in art and literature characterized by deliberate vagueness or obliqueness.
An example or instance of this style.
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) © Random House, Inc. 2006.
American Heritage Dictionary

obscurantism, noun
1. a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge
2. a deliberate act intended to make something obscure
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/obscurantism

4.09.2007

spring break '07 work




aggregates*: (āg'rĭ-gĭt)s







*The sculpture is cast plaster, the portrait is drawn and pasted in a box. The inside box lid text reads "Inside_ box, _oxymoron could think of nothing but (non)conformity." Bottom half of box has the word, "Challenge one's own..."
The box hangs beneath the bust.


ag·gre·gate (āg'rĭ-gĭt)

adj.
Constituting or amounting to a whole; total: aggregate sales in that market.
Botany Crowded or massed into a dense cluster.
Composed of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.

n.
A total considered with reference to its constituent parts; a gross amount.The mineral materials, such as sand or stone, used in making concrete.

v. (-gāt') ag·gre·gat·ed, ag·gre·gat·ing, ag·gre·gates

v. tr.
To gather into a mass, sum, or whole.
To amount to; total.

v. intr.
To come together or collect in a mass or whole.

Source: American Heritage Dictionary

4.07.2007

things on my easel







things on my easel vs. things on my mind...

Excerpt of Elephant Head: Opener of Doorways
(by Michael McClure)

Great Ganesh, with your single tusk
and conch shell in your hand,
what is on the other side
of the Blackness?