Saturday, April 29, 2017
May 5 update
This set of topics, named above (listed here), began in late December,
but added nothing until late April. Seven subtopics are now done—subtopics five through seven having several subtopics each.
Earlier, development of the gedavis.com site consolidated how that site is envisioned to complement what cohering.net is becoming. A good sense of that became a posting there.
-- gary e. davis --- 1:14 AM
Saturday, April 08, 2017
I welcome the accumulation of writing pieces that “call” for constellation into their ownmost thematic gestalt. It’s like an assemblage artist entering his studio of stuff that he’s collected from godknowswhere because he wanted to do something with it, but didn’t know what. (I’m thinking of Robert Rauschenberg’s assemblage mentality and Jasper Johns’ policy toward materials: “Do something. Now, do something else.”)
Granting that gedavis.com is devoted to work that is connected to practical good (though that may be difficult to discern for lots of things there), my ultimate interest is an art of It that’s fun to do: How may everything be tenably part of Our evolving?
It’s a challenge of conceptual artistry that insists of itself intimacy enough with realism.
Yet, focusing on higher conceptuality of this isn’t intended for gedavis.com. Nonetheless, the mentality of anticipated highlands (cohering.net) does flow into the midlands of the “practical” site, there likely regarded as merely idiosyncratic abstraction—conceptual vagaries. Fine. I’ll make good of the pretenses.
So, my earlier Saturday update mention of “a high-altitude portrait of a changing landscape” is an anticipated highland—which is to be understood as changing, too. It’s highland-ing, where I already know how it goes. But turning away for practicality denies me time to work in fullness of enchanted landing: midlanding (gedavis.com), lowlanding (living with “the news”) and highlanding.
Days go by as densely as one can bear. As he said, “clarification of an ascent [is] slowed by viscosity of the atmosphere.”
But now I feel freedom to turn away from practicality for the sake of
-- gary e. davis --- 8:32 PM