Gallery One

“All that is transitory is but a metaphor.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is no intention in nature, it’s one of those things wonderfully exclusive to humans. We express to acquire and express through our acquisition in an ongoing attempt to implement metaphors, and “while all metaphors yearn to be implemented, only principles can”. Words are containers with qualifications and limitations, where definitions or descriptions assigned can be subject to questions as individuals or groups seek to modify or constrain meaning. All language is figurative, pointing to an idea or object, and the existential angst in addressing the uncertainty that arises from words results in our, and society’s detriment. In life, “we sacrifice the complete truth of any given experience for the value to which we are constrained’ and having said that, what use the world be if there was just one true opinion of any subject resulting in the denial of individual sentiment and an opportunity to experience what it is to be alive.

Symbols, unlike words, and signs, reference something unknown, something to be aspired to. Highly personal, symbols evoke sentiment that is right, where one is conscious of it, but beyond itself references nothing. Judgments become subjective within the constraints of principle, ideals, and ideas and are offered up to the world as a personal claims to truth.

The current art that declares itself resulted from the Model (see links at bottom), of which I aided in the development, and as a result may fail to match expectations requiring one to pause and discriminate. The coldness of complexity, in hindsight, allowed for the work to present itself in a way that those indifferent to the sometimes austere look of the art, or those who lack prior knowledge could be expected to move on. This is not something to be frowned upon, but rather celebrated as an opportunity to experience the dance; “and there is only the dance” – T.S.Eliot. The cacophony of the color and the noise emanating from the containers give rise to the idea that more is better, that many working together will fall into harmony at the delight of knowing that the whole will always be greater than the sum of the parts.

“In the knowledge derived from experience.
The knowledge imposes a pattern, and falsifies,
For the pattern is new in every moment
And every moment is a new and shocking
Valuation of all we have been. We are only undeceived
Of that which, deceiving, could no longer harm.” –

FOUR QUARTETS – T.S. Eliot

Every moment is eternal, an Alpha and an Omega.

RMCM: 12…Containers express and acquire value iteratively.

/https://rationalmechanisms.com/first-principles-share/

Opportunity Knocking

#33

4″X4″X6″ Wood, stones, and acrylic paint, and varnish. 09/2018

$250.00 CAD. FOB. Taxes, duties, and applicable fees extra.

Cause: difference opened.

Abstraction: an instance of a novel value.

Container: any given constraint on flow.

Constraint: any given embrace.

https://rationalmechanisms.com/lexicon/

In Gallery One, “Opportunity Knocking” works will be featured. Some previous containers have the title of “Opportunity” only. Though the works are numbered, not all of the art is containers. The numbering is used to keep track of the containers, other molded fiberglass work, and paintings.

The containers are made of either plywood, MDF, molded fiberglass, or in the form of one-off fiberglass parts. The wooden parts are painted with artist quality acrylic paints, and varnishes, while the fiberglass parts are painted with solvent, or automotive paints, and 2K urethane clear-coats, unless otherwise specified. Each holds stones or steel balls.

The idea came as I began to realize that words are containers, and like art reveal and hide meaning; that a complete understanding will always be lacking, and the best we can hope for is a superficial consensus to mask the underlying dissonance.

Opportunity knocking

#310

3″X5’X8.5″ Molded fiberglass/MDF base,stones,and 2K clear coat 9/2019

$850.00 CAD. FOB. Taxes, duties, and applicable fees extra.

Opportunity #69

4.5″X5″X5.75″ Wood, stones, acrylic paint, and varnish. 10/2018

$250.00 CAD. FOB. Taxes, duties, and applicable fees extra.