Saturday, October 27, 2007

Two drawings



Borraging, ink on acid-free paper, 5 X 7" unframed



Openings, ink on acid-free paper, 5 X 7" unframed

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A Recent Drawing


Play House, Motistical Ink drawing interposed with notes approx. 5 X 7" unframed.

My primary art gallery may be found at The Impossible Machine: Machina Artistika

Requests for sales may be forwarded to terrapin@impossiblemachine.com

Virtually all the drawings are currently for sale.

Five (incl. Leaning Towers, Snickety, Shambles, Life Beside a Tree, and Tumult) currently have attractive metal frames and professional matting.

By request, I would be glad to mat and frame any other drawing shown at the gallery, with a one to two week delay.

Paintings are also for sale, in a more limited quantity.

As of yesterday

the article has been postponed to November 1st. Hopefully its a fixed date.

Whether this indicates that the material has been expanded or was under question I do not know.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Article to Appear in Hartford Courant

Phil Hall, an independent reporter has indicated that the article he authored, drawing in part on an interview he requested, will appear in the October 25th edition of the Hartford Courant, as a blog review.

Clearly this is a major coup when it comes to attracting interest in Motism, as a philosophy interrelated with the arts.

I will provide excerpts or a large body of the article here when it arrives.

This is exciting, the more so because there are a wide array of projects I may now take up, under the assumption that they will be of greater value to a community.

That my web-published materials and perhaps other writings are being considered suggests that I have a responsibility in shaping my work under a legitimate system of values. For this I am grateful.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Uncertainty

Have found difficulty continuing with the new book idea, a few roadblocks. Partly nervous about the news article and prospects in publishing. Certainly things could get worse before they get better, or new prospects may fade. Its difficult to tell.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Hyper-Cubic Drawings




A recent drawing, "Puzzle Bridge". Apologies for the poor image quality.

I have taken time away from art towards writing projects. My mother doesn't approve of the work titled "Untitled (Waxen Image)", claiming the colors are too bright. I think parts of it are spookily good, while other parts lack in coherence. I hope to work towards larger pieces, but this depends in part on establishing my identity apart from family.

My current project

Over 4800 words. Pushed through a section I have written on twice before.

The fine art of examples.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Update

My new project is going fairly swimmingly. I have over 3500 words in a little over two days, counting a two page contents-outline I had made previously.

Although the material is familiar, this new extended and rational approach reinforces my belief that Motism is something very real.

I continue to look forward to the article in the Hartford Courant, the date of which is not yet certain (sometime this month). I have mailed a manuscript, but have not heard back. I have no major relationship with a publisher at this point. Its possible that I will write another book before I reach an editing stage with any of it.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

A New Project

In an effort to shift the focus of The Motist towards strict philosophy, I have begun work on a new book based partly on the first.

I won't go into details, since it is a work in progress, but I have made an outline which has given me courage that this may stand as a work of philosophy, even apart from literary qualities. The structuring seems eloquent. I simply want to write it!

There's so much that can only be said if it is said clearly.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Developments

I've sent The Motist manuscript to be reviewed. This is the nearest I've been to the writing life. I have the feeling that a great deal may hinge on this, but continue to remind myself that readers need a book that is considered through and through, so I should look over all materials with great care and revise wherever it might improve.

When it comes down to it, the effect on readers is far more important than the intentions of the writer, particularly if the writer's intentions remain vague. To some extent The Motist fulfills its promise in the present form, however I find it slightly disquieting that it doesn't remind me directly of any book I have seen on the shelf.

At least I can tell myself I am more prepared than ever to write.

Otherwise, I have posted a demonstration of the Coquette energy concept at Coquette.

I hope to create additional demos soon for other concepts, however these are not working models but slightly realistic demonstrations of principles.

Investigations 4 will be posted soon, if time allows.