This gallery is a living space
“Each of these items now lacking is the token of a change in:
technology, moral attitudes, social hierarchy, and the support of literature”.
FROM DAWN TO DECADENCE. by Jacques Barzun
Technology allows me to interpret the “real” world. My artwork provides a visual record of our surroundings by merging photographic, computer graphic and rendering tools.
Updated: 10 June 2021
“The world is my idea:”
this is a truth which holds good for everything that lives and knows, though man alone can bring it into reflective and abstract consciousness".
By Arthur Schopenhauer
Self Portrait, 2021, Long Beach, California
abstraction leaves untouched
2009, Maui, Hawaii
FROM DAWN TO DECADENCE by Jacques Barzun
A Deception of Self
“I cannot comprehend but can to some extent apprehend in my thinking, and who is subject to no kind of deficiency. From this it is sufficiently clear that he cannot be a deceiver: for all cunning and deception presuppose some shortcoming, as is plain by the natural light”.
René Descartes, MEDITATIONS ON FIRST PHILOSOPHY
This acknowledgment of the power of wealth was previously made by Aristotle in his Politics,” and it is the basis of the modern commonplace that for democracy to be born and survive there must be a large middle class flanked by as few rich and as few poor as possible. This need justifies the legal and populist resistance to cartels, trusts, and big business when it gets too big. It also explains the 20C collapse of democracy into dictatorship in Central and Eastern Europe, in South America and the many new 20C nations of the Third World, and elsewhere: no middle class means no habits of self-restraint and compromise such as are generated by trade. – Jacques Barzun, FROM DAWN TO DECADENC
“Deficiency of understanding we call stupidity: deficiency in the application of reason to practice we shall recognize later as foolishness: deficiency of judgment as silliness, and lastly, partial or entire deficiency of memory as madness.”
“The World As Will And Idea” By Arthur Schopenhauer
All the Ways to Say No, 2021, Long Beach, California
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Aldous Leonard Huxley. “Brave New World”