Archive for the ‘Earth’ Category

#1000 Departing Force

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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#1000 Departing Force
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For the vertical to descend it departs as it returns.

So this is 1000. Thanks for your appreciation, encouragement involvement. So many people have cheered me on. Thank you!

Later

I will continue to post here about the Thousand Sketches as the project continues to transform itself though I will not be adding sketches. You can stay in touch by subscribing to the feed for Thousand Sketches.

I will continue to blog & sketch on on my old blog: Psyberspace, please subscribe there and stay in touch as I continue to explore the psyche in Cyberspace, with sketches too of course.

This image is now featured in the Walter Logeman: Gallery

Return

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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#0999 Return
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A more satisfying version of the hills, of their power.

Return Cross

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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#0998 Return Cross
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As if to return with strength I added the vertical, but I keep going.

Archon Arachnid

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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#0995 Archon Arachnid
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Archons are the baddies, viruses, mind parasites, beasts, devils. They are the ancient enemy of the earth. I am not sure what it all means really, but it made me think of the wonderful metal spider in the DIA N.Y. Beacon. Not sure of the artist or name of this sculpture but will add later.

Later: Wednesday, 2 January, 2008

Louise Bourgeois

Archon

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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#0994 Archon
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Watch the Weaving

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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#0993 Watch the Weaving
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Sometimes we weave & sometimes watch the weaving. This is a return too to Stripes, one of the prints in the Allen Gallery in New York.

Lenticular Worlds

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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#0992 Lenticular Worlds
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Dreaming

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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#0988 Dreaming
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I dreamt the sky and the earth were dreaming about their love.

Concentric Currents

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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#0987 Concentric Currents
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An Approaching Singularity

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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#0986 An Approaching Singularity
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Black Distensions

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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#0985 Black Distensions
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Reckless Attraction

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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#0984 Reckless Attraction
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Playful Intent

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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#0983 Playful Intent
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Churning Movement at the Core

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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#0982 Churning Movement at the Core
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Contemplating One

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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#0981 Contemplating One
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One thing leads to another. One of the hopes I have as the project comes to a close is that I will have a sense of unity. Yet I shun that too, I want to honour all the inner pulls and to go in all directions. But that war is tiring and brutal at times. One strong direction for me that has emerged and that is promising as a unifier is earth. I do hills and plants and crosses that symbolise the sacred of the here-and-now of earth. That focus has emerged, and I am pleased to notice it, make a new category. During the life of the project I have applied a maxim: Enhance what emerges. So to build on the earth theme I looked at blogs and articles on sacred earth and sketched moments that appealed and found titles inspired by the musings.

Cross

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

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#0946 Cross
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Cross2

Monday, October 29th, 2007

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Persisting with the pen & persisting with the earth cross.

Light Cross and art talk: Ellsworth Kelly

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

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#0923 Light
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I have been reading a Henri Geldzahler interview with Ellsworth Kelly (he does the the advanced simplicity!). he said of his work:

I think the paintings are easy to like, but you have to want to like them.

Today I like his, and today I like mine.

More about Ellsworth follows.

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Sun Cross II

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

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#0918 Sun Cross II
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Later: This image is now featured in the Walter Logeman: Gallery

Sun Cross 3

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

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#0917 Sun Cross 3
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The place my café doodles come from is quite different to my explorations like the crosses.

Reflections on this follow.

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Earth Cross

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

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While it is satisfying to pursue this theme, I am conflicted. It is hard to be simple, its so minimalist.

There is a relationship in crosses. A cross is nothing if not a relationship. Relationships are not that simple.

There is the battle.

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Crossed Gap

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

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This image is now featured in the Gallery

Break Cross

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

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I find it satisfying to add the vertical to these earlier horizontals.

Blue Break Cross

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

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Earth Cross

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

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I am in this phase of the 800s where crosses will dominate for a while. Here in this post are three more exploring this base.

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Earth Cross

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

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Today when I returned to the previous one, it was nothing like I recalled it. So I had to do it again.

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Tech note. What happened is that since the crash my picture reduction system is not quite right. I will need to go back and re-do quite a few. They looked a lot better on my screen – and not till studying the blog have I noticed the problem!

I have now redone them all. Whew. Even that earlier cross looks better.

Black Cross

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

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#0860 Black Cross
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Simplifying. Could not bare to go to sleep last night till I had something simpler, I thought this was it.

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The real dissatisfaction cam with the post I did with the poorly resolved file. Copy below. That was the one that prompted #0863. Looking at the very large file, 2000 by 2000 pixels the tones are actually quite nice.

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#0860 Earth Cross
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Down and across – All Earth

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

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#0856 All Earth
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Down to earth.

Post on my visit to Wellington, process and insights and some links to artists follow:

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Earth Cross IV

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

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#0826 Earth Cross IV
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This was a hasty retreat from the last one into something more natural, earthy.

Earth Cross, War

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

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In these abstracts I go into a meditation. This one I had to exit in a hurry. Why came up in later reflection and it is war. It is painful to look at this image. I moved onto the next, quickly.

Later:

Monday, 16 June, 2008

This image is now featured in the Gallery