Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Multiple coexisting possibilities...

Incognizant doodle Copyright 2012 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. 
 Symbolism is a primary characteristic of mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of thought and culture.


H Y P E R O P I A P R O J E C T S: "The quantum mechanical property of a particle to occupy all of its possible states simultaneously. This property of multiple, coexisting possibilities persists until the superposition is measured, observed or interacted with."

multiple coexisting possibilities - Google Search:  Brett Swenson
This property of multiple, coexisting possibilities persists until the superposition is measured, observed or interacted with. http://hyperopiaprojects.com/index.html ..."

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Morning divination no. 005...

Incognizant doodle Copyright 2012 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. 
 Symbolism is a primary characteristic of mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of thought and culture.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

More than the sum of its parts...

Incognizant doodle Copyright 2012 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. 
 Symbolism is a primary characteristic of mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of thought and culture.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Molecular machine...

Incognizant doodle 
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 molecular components
 that produce quasi-mechanical movements





                                                    Mike Ransdell

Clara Lazen, a pupil at Border Star Montessori School in Kansas City, built a molecular model that drew attention from a California University professor who published a paper on it.



 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Manipulated man b...

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 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Magical gesture...

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Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

"Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons." Friedich  Nietzche.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Magic cartography...

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A map is a graphic representation or scale model of spatial concepts. It is a means for conveying geographic information. Maps are a universal medium for communication, easily understood and appreciated by most people, regardless of language or culture. Incorporated in a map is the understanding that it is a "snapshot" of an idea, a single picture, a selection of concepts from a constantly changing database of geographic information (Merriam 1996).

 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Lost message from forgotten sages...

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Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest.
Lao Tzu


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Lobe of intellect...

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Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

"We have at present no basis for a scientific explanation of the brain-mind relationship. We can only continue to study the brain without philosophical prejudice. And if the day should ever dawn when scientific analysis of body and brain solves the mystery, all men who have sought the truth in all sincerity will rejoice alike: the professing materialist and the dualist, the scientist and the philosopher, the agnostic and the convinced worshipper. Surely none need fear the truth." (Wilder Penfield, Speech and Brain Mechanisms, 1959)


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Life struggle

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Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Lessons from the garden of wonder...

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I like the metaphor of a garden to explain my purpose on earth. My wife and I created a family garden and it was full of wonderful human flora and fauna; it was a garden of wonder. Natural elements and a few man-made changes in the climate had an effect on the garden, but it continued to grow and the garden members grew strong. The soil had to be enriched and the weeds had to be pulled in order to help the garden inhabitants to grow. I am happy to say all the plants have been uprooted and now live in a new garden, where they are flourishing.

Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Land of the lost time...

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Lost time is never found again.
Benjamin Franklin
 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Inexplicable illusion...

Copyright 2011 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. 
 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Impulsive thought...

Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings.
Copyright 2011 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. 
 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

A Meta-Analysis of Personality in Scientific and Artistic Creativity: "In general, creative people are more open to new experiences, less conventional and less conscientious, more self-confident, self-accepting, driven, ambitious, dominant, hostile, and impulsive. Out of these, the largest effect sizes were on openness, conscientiousness, self-acceptance, hostility, and impulsivity. Further, there appears to be temporal stability of these distinguishing personality dimensions of creative people"

What types of impulsive thoughts to normal people have? : Impulse-Control Disorder NOS:
Impulsivity and intrusive thoughts: Related manifestations of self-control difficulties? | Swiss Center for Affective Sciences:

Monday, December 12, 2011

Illuminated conversation...

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A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet. Truman Capote

Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gemeinschaftsgefühl...

A sense of community
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 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Free forms...

Copyright 2011 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. 
 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Flow of ideas...

Copyright 2011 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. 
 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Eye above the horizon...

Copyright 2011 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. 
 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.


Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road. Dag Hammarskjold



Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Asemic planet life...

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 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Environmental messages...

Copyright 2011 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. 
 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Biomorphic convergence...


The merger of previously distinct spontaneous images into a new form requiring new theories, new forms and new methods.
Copyright 2011 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr.
 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Asemic phantasmagoria...


 Phantasms Illusions Deceptive appearances Dreams Imagination.
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 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Asemic algorithm...

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 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Make your own slideshow at Animoto.


Copyright 2011 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr. Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Chaos and cosmos...

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In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. Carl Jung

 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Implicit indexicality...

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loose or loosened use

 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Edge of chaos...

Copyright 2011 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr.

Introduction to the Edge of Chaos
"evolution tends to push systems towards the edge of chaos"

 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tzimtzum...

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 "God forming an empty space" 
Tzimtzum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

The Tzimtzum




the concentric emanation of worlds, according to Lurianic Kabbalah 
{from R. I. Krakovsky - Kabbalah, the Light of Redemption)


breslev.co.il - Perfection and Imperfection: "You must now understand something that was introduced after the Tzimtzum: this is the Line of Measurement (kav hamiddah, also known as boutzina d'kardunita, the "torch of darkness"). This is the power to institute boundaries, which causes lack and deficiency. For the Tzimtzum brought into being something that did not exist at first -- deficiency."



Monday, November 28, 2011

Jungle theory b

 Disentangling the jungle theory
 cut your way through the jungle


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 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Lacanian unconscious...

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"the unconscious is the discourse of the Other"
 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Lacan: "A Very Brief Introduction to Lacan "



A geometry implies the heterogeneity of locus, namely that there is a locus of the Other. Regarding this locus of the Other, of one sex as Other, as absolute Other, what does the most recent development in topology allow us to posit?
Jacques Lacan



Saturday, November 26, 2011

Land and sea b...

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 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Arborescent forms...

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arboreal, arboreous, arborescent, 

arboresque, arboriform, 

dendriform, dendroid, 

dendroidal, treelike, 

tree-shaped

 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Aportopaic image...


warding against evil, or deflecting misfortune
Copyright 2011 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr.

Theories of Mythology




Aportopaic symbol
The Gorgon, flanked by lionesses and showing her belt clasp of serpents, as depicted at the west pediment of the 580 B.C. temple of Artemis in Corfu on display at the Archaeological Museum of Corfu

 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Quantum mysticism...


Asemic quantum mysticism: asemic work. metaphysical beliefs and associated practices as they relate to the ideas of quantum mechanics.
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Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hypnagogia...



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The equivalent transition to wakefulness is termed the hypnopompic state. Mental phenomena that occur during this "threshold consciousness" phase include lucid dreaming, hallucinations, out of body experiences and sleep paralysis.


Great source for philosophy books
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Agathokakological ediface


 balancing good and evil of human nature
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 Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hidden-variables...

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One man's constant is another man's variable.
Alan Perlis
Symbolic art is a universal cultural phenomenon. The symbolic significance that people attribute to external objects may reflect more on him than on the objective reality.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hidden from view...

Copyright 2011 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr.


“The past is like a great stone that lies on the bed of a river, hidden from view but shaping the currents of the water as it flows by. You cannot read the currents in the river of your own life, and navigate them safely, if you do not understand what causes them. You must know your past, for it will shape your future.” ― Derdriu in Viking Warrior by Judson Roberts

One of the major reasons I do art is the desire to uncover some hidden truths.  I have always had the feeling that "something" is located just below the surface of the conscious mind. These feelings pop into my head at random moments throughout the day. Now that I am retired, the thoughts have increased and my spontaneous  drawing has increased exponentially. Nothing is clear and the vagueness is further motivation to search for meaning in the asemic ramblings that fill my notebooks and sketch pads. Each day is an adventure. The spontaneous titles and internet research never ceases to amaze me. The "search" is exciting and may in its self be the answer to the question I seek. Ronald D. Isom Sr.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Foucauldian view...

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What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life. Michel Foucault



Great source for philosophy books
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Recent work: Tuber 004 Unearthly garden  "Things hidden in my head" Copyright 2013 © Ronal...