J O U R N A L / B L O G


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

More banal travels, more practices in distillation. If to investigate beauty I endeavor to isolate small portions of the things I find around me... it illustrates that beauty is perceptual, a process of focusing rather than judgement. But I suppose even what I focus on is directed by ideals of balance, variety, texture, and light. There is so much complexity in our environment that even a rigorous traditional eye can find satisfaction in almost any small surface on a clear day, or with a powerful enough camera. But it seems obvious that even if we do not experience beauty we must be surrounded by its constituent parts constantly. Sometimes I get the feeling, especially when listening to other artists talk intellectually about what interests them, that when we talk we're just saying what people already know. It seems that beauty is about what we already know as well, if it is to be satisfying. Really it's all just about variety, novelty, new arrangements. Reminders that we don't actually know what's going on.

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