LANGUAGE HIDDEN <ul><li>The precursors to knowing one’s self, is knowing what one is composed of; possessing the ability t...
ALLEIN:  THIRD PAINTING MANIFESTATION; THE BURDEN OF FATE <ul><li>In 2004, a new body of work-- conceptual in nature-- eme...
ALLEIN:  THIRD PAINTING MANIFESTATION; SOCIETAL AVERSION <ul><li>The lexicon of the series became extensions of patterns o...
ALLEIN:  THIRD PAINTING MANIFESTATION; THE LESSON <ul><li>It was the intent of the lexicon, and the resulting series, to e...
ALLEIN:  ANALYSIS <ul><li>From the writing exercises executed to solidify knowledge of the lexicon, arose a new, and perha...
The beginning of the SYMBIOSIS series <ul><li>The patterns discerned in the ALLEIN:  ANALYSIS received validation in digit...
Language Hidden <ul><li>In my work, it is through recognition of pattern, and its repetition via varying media and entitie...
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  1. 1. LANGUAGE HIDDEN <ul><li>The precursors to knowing one’s self, is knowing what one is composed of; possessing the ability to discern patterns in one’s actions, and interactions; and recognition of the interconnectedness of all things. The capability of one to “know” these things rests squarely on the definitions used to order the world in which one finds oneself. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure these definitions bear no hostility towards the good in their hearts </li></ul>
  2. 2. ALLEIN: THIRD PAINTING MANIFESTATION; THE BURDEN OF FATE <ul><li>In 2004, a new body of work-- conceptual in nature-- emerged from experiences as a gay man in the U.S. Marines, and as a black man forbidden from his community’s acceptance. This body of work, the ALLEIN series, manifested 14 4’x4’ oil and pencil on canvas paintings, of which 6 have been exhibited. </li></ul>
  3. 3. ALLEIN: THIRD PAINTING MANIFESTATION; SOCIETAL AVERSION <ul><li>The lexicon of the series became extensions of patterns observed in the natural world, and evolutions of symbols taken from the written languages of “primitive” cultures; each with its own individual meaning and terms of usage. </li></ul>
  4. 4. ALLEIN: THIRD PAINTING MANIFESTATION; THE LESSON <ul><li>It was the intent of the lexicon, and the resulting series, to express an ideological approach to spirituality in simplicity and reunion with natural law. This intent manifested itself in the pictorial composition of the paintings, and the simplicity of the lexicon itself. </li></ul>
  5. 5. ALLEIN: ANALYSIS <ul><li>From the writing exercises executed to solidify knowledge of the lexicon, arose a new, and perhaps more holistic body of work. The understanding of the artistic and ideological importance of these “writing exercises” occurred when analyzing the pattern of progression discerned when viewing the pieces in chronological order. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The beginning of the SYMBIOSIS series <ul><li>The patterns discerned in the ALLEIN: ANALYSIS received validation in digital photography taken from 2003-present. In the following photographs, it is apparent that the mystery of natural language lies in what is seen in tree bark, moving water, and plant parts. Stunned by this validation, I found it increasingly difficult to consider the ANALYSIS to be wholly part of the ALLEIN series, and increasingly easier to associate the writing exercises as part of the more sculptural SYMBIOSIS series. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Language Hidden <ul><li>In my work, it is through recognition of pattern, and its repetition via varying media and entities, that a sense of the divine is obtained. In my work, the divine is the language of Nature, as easily discerned in the pattern of disturbed water, as it is in the placement of river stones, and the growth of a plant. </li></ul>

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