Aug 28, 2015


Painting as accumulated information.

Since being in Waveland, I have had the realization that I am constructing/finding paintings consisting of information in real-time, as opposed to relying simply on memory/stored information.  Or, stored information gives structure to the use of new information. 

Why now in Waveland, and not in Philadelphia?  Not sure, maybe it is just a coincidence in timing, maturing as a painter (edit: Originally typed “maturing as a painting,” only caught the typo after rereading hours after writing it. Interesting view, see myself that way?) Maybe difference in emotional connection to place allows more freedom in thinking.  Being confronted with information directly forces a more open-ended thinking to avoid simply making a response or translation of immediate surroundings and states, though of course, that does have an effect, probably as a trigger or filter.

- Stephen Hawking article about information in black holes.  Information held at outer rim is translated from 3D to 2D, hologram storing information; Not destroyed, but transferred.  Does our mind/memory do the same?

I think I am painting both the direct information, as well as moments that cause or lead to direct information.  Or, both the “thing” and the edge that causes the “thing.”

Additionally, this existing information is used to create new fictions. Or more precisely, new realities.  I want a painting to exist as its own reality.  What the painting becomes can only exist in its own parameters.  It could not exist in our tangible reality.