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culture

Artefactual

Simple images are under analysis rarely ever actually simple, even where the psychic symmetries are liminal and much less hidden than is normative or conventional…

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culture

A Cultural Logic

I do not think we should be at all surprised by the revelation that cultural processes and psychological processes, that depth and complexity on both ends of this interdependent spectrum are effectively two ends of the same waveform.

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culture

Through a Glass, Darkly

Aesthetics, Art History, metaphors and concepts…

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culture

Aesthetics, Language, History

It only takes a few colours, a few shapes for the human mind to impose order upon otherwise patterned chaos. Visual processing largely follows its own logical rules, not unlike language, physics or mathematics. Just as with language, visual aesthetics and the logical intelligibility of any specific imagery is partially hard-wired in the brain as […]

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culture

Art without Affirmation

Valuable intellectual, artistic or literary creative work is not dependent upon affirmation…

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creativity

Nurturing Creativity

Nurture creativity wherever you find it – in yourself, in others or in the world. It is far too precious to waste…

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Philosophy

Void

There is so much discussion of mindfulness, what of mind-emptiness ? Lao-Tzu knew the eminent usefulness of that which is not there. Something which is nothing can in fact be absolutely anything…

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art culture Psychology

Apollo and Daphne

If art is worth anything at all, it is most certainly in its ability to be employed as metaphor and instruction through which to understand ourselves, our minds and any cultural environment in which we may find ourselves embedded…

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art Philosophy Psychology

Deconstructing Self in Zen

We internalise the projected structure and logical matrix of the world, of our understanding and when that narrative is no longer anchored in any concrete sense in the world, in perception or belief, we are ourselves cast adrift…