Intentional lines and unintentional lines

I drew a drawing everyday of my neighbour’s house.. then photocopied it.. then drew the house on top of that then photocopied that.. for about 15 or 16 generations. This was line drawing with coloured acrylic paint.. I then divided the A4 landscape views up into 16 equal rectangles.. pooled them.. from all drawings.. and randomly arrayed them in a large scale background that included all the fragments.. like genes.. randomly assorted.. this was then used to draw the original house on top of that..
The background.. the idea is (not that it was actually as successful as I would like it to have been – would have been better with monotone.. ie. Just one colour).. but the idea.. which actually I don’t think I was that aware when I got the idea to do the picture.. but this idea.. which seems central to what I am exploring.. the idea of one symbol.. in this case a fully fledged sketch of my neighbour’s house… is fragmented and rearranged.. to try and discover novel symbols.. that go beyond just the representation of the house.. it’s like the house.. a known and recognizable symbol.. should have mystery in it.. should have the capacity to reveal something unknown and mysterious about the world it is contained in…
Also it is about things that have been built from building blocks of a sort… and get cemented and finalized that way.. but then forcing them to deconstruct in this processive way to see if they can reveal something new.. i.e. the line that started it all is full of a potential to make anything! It is unlimited.. but the line from the houses.. broken down.. contains the scars of what they have become… and that will affect what they have the potential to be….
Evolution is like that. Any new innovation never starts anew… it too is tainted by what it currently is.. and has to build from that.
Portrait of Leonid and Vicki's house

fishes hinges

One of the things I am interested in is how one moment transitions into another moment….

I don’t think all transitions are successful.. sometimes a moment can collapse back on itself..

All the critical players have to coalesce to their connections in just the optimal way for the one moment to successfully collapse into the next…


sometimes things are connected by the wing of a bird

and sometimes they are connected by chicken fork feets

its all got to do with the games

time plays as it tumbles from one moment to the next


Skippy (my dog) at rest

Our eyes trick us and our feel tricks us
when we look at an object
our senses..
sight; touch
convince us of a shape
but they cannot factor in the
energetic; atomic nature
of the macro object
in front of us

This drawing of Skippy
at rest on my couch –
attempts to describe the objects drawn –
without boundary –
and as atomic concentrations that interact
with the atomic ‘ether’ surrounding them
each.. in turn.. having an effect
on the other..

Even this.. Skippy can sleep through

evolution of ducks

Evolution as we study it is valid I am sure.. I am trying to expand our vision of it by taking into account the players that participate on the unseen level

140905evolution of the duck

… with evolution.. one thing leads to another in a subtle chain of invisible connection… with all these players… vying for attention collaborating with chance.. on the elegant precipice of uncertainty… where they love to play.. to yield.. yes sometimes.. a duck

140905evolution of the duck - DETAIL

Squared off spiral

Patterns and there properties have to point to a fundamental component of an aspect of the underlying architecture that holds us all together.. i.e an expression of the way that seemingly disparate things are held together..

An aspect of the beauty of spiral forms comes from the fact that it can be seen in both shells and galaxies… structures that occupy vastly different scales… This property that our ancestors saw at the dawn of time in sea shells.. and then only became evident in the stars millennia later… this stellar property needed to be seen from  a very specific point of view.. to realize its pattern… what other patterns are awaiting revelation as a function of how we see and assemble things


What extrapolations




Can be made off the back of spirals to reveal


Another deeper pattern


Linking the shellfish to the stars


When does the science


Enter the mystic



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