Creativity, visual style, representation and symbolism – The process of perception and interpretation…

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Goff James, Untitled, 2018

“Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” 

Orson Welles

Image property of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

Jackson Pollock, Convergence, 1952 © https://www.jackson-pollock.org/convergence.jsp

Jackson Pollock

“Be drawn to the visual arts for it can expand your imagination.”

Barbara Januszkiewicz

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Andrew Rogers, A Day On Earth, 2009 © https://www.andrewrogers.org/land-art/turkey/a-day-on-earth/

Andrew Rogers

Humans appear neither content nor satisfied with visual representation being a mere symbol. The human intellectual process which involves perception and interpretation of an image and requires more than a constructed isolated diagram of his interpretation of the mind’s image. Individuals, significantly at some point and somewhere early in the mists of prehistory discovered; whether by chance, by accident or deliberate intent to develop a means of marking witness to their existence and apparent values.

Stonehenge

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

Edgar Allan Poe

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Indonesian Cave Art,  Photograph: Kinez Riza/University of Wollongong/PA, https://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/oct/11/cave-paintings-indonesia-african-roots

“What art is, in reality, is this missing link, not the links which exist. It’s not what you see that is art; art is the gap.”

Marcel Duchamp

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Art, Form and Reality. Fact or Fiction?…

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Goff James, Untitled, 2018

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“In order for any thing to exist, there must also be not that thing.”

Morty Lefkoe

“We perceive our existence in space and time; we are here now and life is current but in this world where technology is constantly advancing, human nature is not. It is often the values of the past that are most relevant today.”

Andrew Rogers 

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“Ancient Language,” 2004, Atacama Desert, Chile.
Photograph © Andrew Rogers

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Standing Bodhisattva Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future, c. 8th–9th century,Thailand (Buriram Province, Prakhon Chai) Bronze

Standing Bodhisattva Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future

The values to which Andrew Rogers inferred were to his Geoglyphs constructions. They are equally applicable, in my view, to form and art in general and;

“…can be contemplated from two points of view- the mythological subject and that of the beautifully constructed …… form which requires a concentration of great ingenuity to bring into being a form from which springs new life. We are carried over great time and space from ancient cultures and civilizations. It is an exploration of meanings and powers from the past and their meaning for the future. From an artefact of an ancient culture that has meanings and powers from the past, through to the unspoilt vistas that has meaning for the future.”

 

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Masks, c. 7000 BC
Photograph Elie Posner, Judy and Michael Steinhardt, New York ©The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Masks, c. 7000 BC

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Andrew Rogers,Circles, 2005,, Cerro Rico Mountains, Bolivia

 

https://www.andrewrogers.org/land-art/bolivia/circles/

Form invites the onlooker to delve deeply within the image and in so doing;

“…create their own dimensions and find themselves in a special place that has been created.”

Andrew Rogers

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Andrew Rogers, Time and Space, 2009, Turkey

https://www.andrewrogers.org/land-art/turkey/time-and-space/

“Cogito, ergo sum” (“I think, therefore I am”.)

René Descartes

 

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