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
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.
nico scolieri, on the easel
*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.
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.
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
To gather into a mass, sum, or whole.
To amount to; total.
To come together or collect in a mass or whole.
Source: American Heritage Dictionary
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?
composition and the beauty of cropping
(more photos by alex lee)
with his permission, i've cropped the photos to slightly alter the content.
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