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Category Archives: Aesthetics

The Color of Three Stones: Gold, Lapi lazuli, and Marble

What such a glorious world made of light and shadows, luminous intensities, with shades of magnificence and wondrous color.  The colors of day transition from dawn to sunset, regardless of the day, yet more often or so, the observer takes such splendor as the normalcy of everydayness.  Be that as it may, such beauty of […]

Of Beauty, and of Death

  Forgive me with kindness for speaking of something as morose such as of beauty and death in the same breath but both are breathing, iconic, mysterious, and often misunderstood. Beauty and of death are seldom the point of reflection in daily life given the emotional and spiritual weight they pay tribute to.  The world […]

Flora Nocturne – Still Lifes

Flora Nocturne is an analysis that compares and contrasts two visual constructs; Objective Poetic Transformation and Abstraction.  Objective poetic transformation is not a new idea and derives from photographic statements and criticism from the twentieth century.  Practitioners from Alfred Stieglitz to Edward Weston to Minor White were pursuant to purity, objective observations and gateways.  The […]

Who is enjoying the shadow of whom…

In the year 1889, Oscar Wilde looked out the window of his London flat, as the fog rolled in, pondered about the great discourse of human observations, the iconic values of civilizations, beauty, and truth. Taking on the Aristotelian constructs, and changing the dialogue of current thinking about aesthetics and image making. Firing a shot […]