Time, Motivation, Passion, Action – The process of instigation…

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Goff James, Trace, 2015

“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.”



Arrival or departure of a young warrior or hero, detail of an Apulian krater, c. 410–400 BCE.


“It seems that if you put people on paper and move them through time, you cannot help but talk about ethics, because the ethical realm exists nowhere if not here: in the consequences of human actions as they unfold in time, and the multiple interpretive possibility of those actions.”

Zadie Smith

Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View 1991 by Cornelia Parker born 1956

Cornelia Parker
Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View 1991 
© Cornelia Parker

Cornelia Parker

Human actions can be motivated by religion, politics or merely by the inner passion to create and serves mirror-like as a reflection of a particular moment in time. Whatever the particular individual circumstances are; image making requires a personal, intellectual or emotional discourse between the instigator and their environment. Artists utilize particular techniques and methods, sometimes perfecting them or even inventing completely new ones, however without spiritual individuality, image making could not achieve anything other than just being kitsch.


Rowan Gillespie “Freedom” Bronze,

Rowan Gillespie

“Between the art and the artist there is no distance.”

Attributed to Rowan Gillespie

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Vasan Sitthiket V40, Installation, 2016

Vasan Sitthiket V40, Installation, 2016

“Art is the desire of [humans] to express [themselves], to record the reactions of [their personalities} to the world [they live] in.”

Amy Lowell

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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


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.


“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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