Sunday, March 30, 2014

Great chain..





Great chain of being
hierarchical structure of all matter and life,
Ink drawing11”X14”

“The great chain of being (Latin: scala naturae, literally "ladder/stair-way of nature"), is a concept derived from Plato, Aristotle, and Proclus; further developed during the Middle Ages, it reached full expression in early modern Neoplatonism.  It details a strict, religious hierarchical structure of all matter and life, believed to have been decreed by God. The chain starts from God and progresses downward to angels, demons (fallen/renegade angels), stars, moon, kings, princes, nobles, men, wild animals, domesticated animals, trees, other plants, precious stones, precious metals, and other minerals.”

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Friday, March 28, 2014

The endless sea...



Teaching
“the endless immensity of the sea”

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Metaphysical...



Metaphysical interpretation 
remolding archetypal forms
Ink drawing 11”X14”
“Human knowledge consists essentially in the constant adaptation of the primordial pattern of ideas that were given us 'a priori'. These need certain modifications, because, in their original form, they are suited to an archaic mode of life, but not to the demands of a specifically differentiated (modern) environment. If the flow of instinctive dynamism into our life is to be maintained, as is absolutely necessary for our existence, then it is imperative that we remold these archetypal forms into ideas which are adequate to the challenge of the present .... “

Jung, Carl (2006). The Undiscovered Self: The Problem of the Individual in Modern Society. New American Library. pp. 23–24. ISBN 0-451-21860-4.

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Machinations...




"The inner machinations of my mind

are an enigma."-Patrick Star


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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Unconscious mind...


Absence of discursive thought 
and judgment

Mushin Japanese mushin; English translation ("no mind") is a mental state into which very highly trained martial artists are said to enter during combat. They also practice this mental state during everyday activities

Mushin is achieved when a person's mind is free from thoughts of anger, fee or ego during combat or everyday life. There is an absence of discursive thought and judgment, so the person is totally free to act and react towards an opponent without hesitation and without disturbance from such thoughts. At this point, a person relies not on what they think should be the next move, but what is their trained natural reaction or what is felt .intuitively. The mind could be said to be working at a very high speed, but with no intention, plan or direction.


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Saturday, March 22, 2014

ISOM SYMBOLIC ART heart mind and soul.



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Isom Codex...



Non-specific exploratory
coded abstract images
page 105 of the Isom Codex


Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means "having no specific semantic content". With the non-specificity of asemic writing there comes a vacuum of meaning which is left for the reader to fill in and interpret.


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Friday, March 21, 2014

Conscious life...



Conscious life observing the universe

Anthropic principle

In astrophysics and cosmology, the anthropic principle is the philosophical consideration that observations of the physical Universe must be compatible with the conscious life that observes it.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Horror vacui...




The horror of horror vacui.  
Literally translated, Horror Vacui is the fear of empty spaces. In a more technical sense, it refers to a maximalist aesthetic in visual art in which details proliferate to fill every square inch of blank canvas. This aesthetic is associated with many different periods and places, including Islamic art and the medieval manuscripts illuminated by monks
Horror vacui (00064)
Heat filled rocks and old socks,
green garbage cans and fans.

Gooey marbles and tanks,
wondrous old stinky banks.

Clammy jars filled with fruits,
aliens dogs in suits.

Ink on a green blotter,
pickled pairs are hotter.

Piano keys with sauce,
horseradish shoes and floss.

Stop signs near edge of space,
colored cars in a race.

Police cars filled with cake,
Broken limbs of a snake.


Ronald D Isom

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mankind and nature...




Mankind  and nature connection
Mankind searches obsessively for pleasure, materialistic goals and abundance. To obtain this we and our ancestors have exploited nature without any moral control to such an extent that nature has been rendered almost powerless in the process of sustaining a healthy life.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Symmetrical proportions...



Symmetrical proportions the cycle life.


The drawing and painting of people and animals, an activity of artists since primitive times, is clearly associated with symmetry, and geometry, since the human form and the forms of living creatures in general are obviously highly symmetrical in shape. Indeed the beauty of the human form, and also of an animal such as the horse, is firmly based on their symmetrical proportions.  Artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer were deeply concerned with the proportions of the human form from a truly geometrical point of view.


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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hidden Gems...


Hidden gems within the human mine.
Ink drawing 9"X12" $25.00
“Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit there from.” ― Bahá'u'lláh
"Things hidden in my head" Copyright 2013 © Ronald D. Isom, Sr.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Scala naturae


Scala naturae - structure of matter and life

The great chain of being (Latin: scala naturae, literally "ladder/stair-way of nature"), is a concept derived from Plato, Aristotle, and Proclus; further developed during the Middle Ages, it reached full expression in early modern Neoplatonism. It details a strict, religious hierarchical structure of all matter and life, believed to have been decreed by God. The chain starts from God and progresses downward to angels, demons (fallen/renegade angels), stars, moon, kings, princes, nobles, men, wild animals, domesticated animals, trees, other plants, precious stones, precious metals, and other minerals.






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Thursday, March 6, 2014

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