Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Edge of chaos...

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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:

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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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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
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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.


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Agathokakological ediface


 balancing good and evil of human nature
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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...

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“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



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Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Circumbendibus image...

Roundabout or confusing manner

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Asemic instantiation...

 the act or an instance
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Friday, November 4, 2011



 A disrupted perceptual condition… a complex multiplicity of possible images.
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Barometz...

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World Wide Words: Barometz: "There groweth a sort of Fruit as it were Gourds, and when it is ripe, Men cut it asunder, and they find therein a Beast as it were of flesh, bone and blood, as it were a little Lamb without Wool, and Men eat the Beast and Fruit also, and sure it seemeth very strange."

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Asemic weltanschauung...

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a framework through which to interpret the world

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Asemic involution...


the inner path of the human soul to the self
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