The painting below represents a state of evolution

in my art.. here is the first

concrete evidence of my  theoretically

derived.. from ideas vested in scientific

thought.. motifs / language

now in the service of art


an artistic agenda

my boat building blocks (BBBs) have rules of association

which I have disrupted….

so the work asks how do I

Disrupt these BBBs which

Associate in a specific way


By the bird.. which is

Like a force.. a stochastic

Change in the status quo.. leading

To a temporary or permament

(this is not known) rearrangement of

BBBs or a change in

the prevailing conditions that

disrupt the way the BBBs

associate with each other.


The way it serves art: this

Piece is responding to where

The world is right now

It feels like in the world there has been

A disruption of prevailing conditions /

Stability and the building

Blocks / or the underlying

Architecture which holds it that

are / disrupted


The most accommodative energetic

Considerations are not holding

There is a temporary change

A less stable / higher

Energy condition transiently prevails

Until a return to

Status quo conditions

Or lower energy conditions


The painting itself is disrupted

In that the bird form is

Protruding off the canvas


And there is a gash in the

Canvas / injury

Things hurt when there is


161219 Disruption


You may note that the figures (a human and a bird) are submerged into the fabric of the canvas.. while the building blocks are ontop… so the inevitability of matter drives the process.. while the forms are more a consequence of this underlying structure or tendency of matter



When we look up into the night sky… like we must have 1000’s of years ago… we must not have seen much pattern.. but as we went about our world with its storms and uncertainty.. we would have longed for patterns.. some kind of predictability… like we mostly got when day changed to night and then came around again on the next day… when we look around us today.. we want some kind of structure.. in the same way crystals.. make predictably beautiful patterns.. we hope that somehow life can be  – on a level where we can believe.. conforming to some similar pattern… I am no different as I try to make sense of my world… and there are patterns where we don’t expect to see them.. imagine those great astronomers who started to recognize that our stars are arranged in galaxies.. that then expand into these beautiful spiral vortexes… chaos giving way to pattern.. to some aspect of predictability.. to the idea of design conforming to laws governing universal processes that are at once molecular and also galactic.. there is great comfort in that… the mere act of seeking pattern.. whether an artist.. a biologist… a physicist… we are engaging in an act of deep faith.. belief that the pattern will yield if we just look in the right way… Students of Chaos Theory understood that just depending on the point of view.. or how the information is assembled.. patterns can be realized… described by a mathematical equation… there is tremendous comfort in that… in a world that seems perpetually hinged on uncertainty…

My life’s quest… is based in a deep faith… a need that such patterns should exist if subjected to the right interrogation… my boats… the way they interact –  generating their patterns… move into unknown zones – holding on tightly to each other to navigate the seams of the unknown… all the while being convinced that we are held together by some deep pattern… deep laws of connection that transcend material and give us hope..



140710 boats on wavey lines


everything emanates from  a template

the product can either be chemically determined.. like DNA

or words

that seed themselves on lined pieces of paper

boat building blocks can also

seed on lined paper.. and here we show some

wavy lines…

but because they tightly hold on to each other by very specific rules…

they will become distorted depending on the shape of their template line..

as the boats proliferate

and the progeny amplify.. the distortions increase

until a point when they start to resemble something familiar

some new fabric

or template for something else to nucleate from

Mechanism of Boat Inversion

Recent results suggest that Boat Building Blocks can be inverted when caught up in continuous.. infinitely diminishing spirals… the property of most matter and objects to invert or be overturned is embedded in the architecture underlying everything… through the interaction of discrete (i.e. discontinuous) BBBs with continuous.. infinitely diminishing spirals.  (see Fig.1).

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Fig. 1. Showing Boat Building Blocks caught.. and being inverted in randomly occurring spirals.
Boat Building Blocks caught in spirals.. which periodically appear as breaks in the continuum… continue to proliferate down to the infinitely small vortex structure of the spiral.. at a certain point or region.. the BBBs can no longer be comfortably accommodated because of their discrete size… this juncture where there is an interaction between the discrete / discontinuous boats and the infinitely continuous, but diminishing spiral.. leads to an as yet undefined mechanism.. but which clearly involves evident warping and stretching of BBBs.. the fact that they can accommodate such distortions[1] allows this seam transgression to take place and for the resulting boats to be inverted as they exit the spiral.

This quirk in the underlying architecture therefore goes some way to explaining the ability of structures to be overturned and inverted.. but also more subtly other properties such as left and right handedness of much of matter and its emergent forms, as well as mirror-imaging.


[1] The distortions are necessary to maintain the Hierarchy of Law.. where the way boats interact is superior to maintaining their structural integrity.. thus stretching or warping is accommodated to maintain connectivity rules

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