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This group of works are called Noetic.  Which is a metaphysical conceit concerning the idea of automatic knowledge.  This goes beyond the basic concept of intuition as a form of gaining insight about something and pushes the belief that one can know things in an absolute sense just by observing.  Reading the signs.  I suppose one can learn quite a lot about something with nothing more that sharp attention.

I do know that certain things convey information automatically.  Music for example, and sound in general.  Some visual patterns convey imagery that can strike a sympathetic reaction before thinking takes place.  These are retinal works in the direct sense as I want to engage the act of perception itself.  In a mechanical way, we are creatures of our own perceptive abilities and the limits of our senses inform the boundaries of our vision.

Noetic Rods Cones 76 B 44 x 89 inches ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 2014

Noetic Rods Cones 76 B 44 x 89 inches ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 2014

Noetic 6 A ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 44 x 89 inches 2013

Noetic 6 A ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 44 x 89 inches 2013

Noetic 6 A installation view

Noetic 6 A installation view

Noetic 89.4 ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 52 x 44 in  2015

Noetic 89.4 ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 52 x 44 in 2015

Noetic Rods Cones 67 inkjet on aluminum 44 x 51 inches 2014

Noetic Rods Cones 67 inkjet on aluminum 44 x 51 inches 2014

Noetic 4 B ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 44 x 89 inches 2012

Noetic 4 B ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 44 x 89 inches 2012

Noetic Rods Cones 58 E ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 2014

Noetic Rods Cones 58 E ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 2014

Noetic Rods Cones 73 inkjet on aluminum 44 x 51 inches 2014

Noetic Rods Cones 73 inkjet on aluminum 44 x 51 inches 2014

inkjet, abstraction, noetic, perception

Noetic 3 E inkjet on aluminum 42 x 50 inches 2014

Noetic, inkjet, abstraction,

Noetic Rods Cones 71 ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 42 x 42 in 2014

Noetic 3L inkjet on aluminum 44 x 50 inches 2014

Noetic 3L inkjet on aluminum 44 x 50 inches 2014

Noetic Rods Cones 67 printing

Noetic Rods Cones 67

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