The thing itself

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The thing itself and the thing depicted.  With the works in the Noetic, Purling and Array series, I’m working to include some of one within the other.  Using harmonic dissonance, optical tuning and hyper mark making, these works actively radiate something in the space between a structure and a field.

Array 12 B  ultrachrome inkjet on canvas  61 x 44 inches  2014

Array 12 B ultrachrome inkjet on canvas 61 x 44 inches 2014

Array 12 B detail view

Array 12 B detail view

Array 12 B detail view

Array 12 B detail view

Omnes [array] 23  ultrchrome inkjet on canvas  44 x 72 inches  2015

Omnes [array] 23 ultrchrome inkjet on canvas 44 x 72 inches 2015

Omnes [array] detail view

Omnes [array] detail view

Array 11 B  ultrachrome inkjet on canvas  61 x 44 inches  2014

Array 11 B ultrachrome inkjet on canvas 61 x 44 inches 2014

Array 11 B detail view

Array 11 B detail view

Purling 102 ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum  74 x 44 inches  2012

Purling 102 ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 74 x 44 inches 2012

Purling 102 installation view

Purling 102 installation view

Purling 102 actual size

Purling 102 actual size

 

I’m using the title Noetic as a metaphysical conceit where the power of intuition feeds the feeling of knowing something automatically without thinking.  I’m interested in the idea of knowing things by vision alone, or believing we know something whether we do or not.  Seeing is believing as seeing is receiving.

There are all kinds of cultural differences around how we see and interpret what meaning there could be within a frame of reference and within a picture.  The made up term Noetic has come to signify the willingness to suspend reason in the face of feeling.  What is happening when we feel the effects of complex patterns?  Humans have evolved as pattern recognition creatures.  From quickly distinguishing a threat in a densely patterned forest canopy, to establishing patterned based geometric formulas for almost every modern aspect of life.  The evolution of eyes has led us to the golden age of pattern recognition.  Its up for debate what it is we are recognizing.

Noetic Rods Cones 58 E  ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 2014

Noetic Rods Cones 58 E ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 2014

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 installation view

Noetic 6 A installation view

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 4 B  ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum  44 x 89 inches  2012

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

inkjet, abstraction, noetic, perception

Noetic 3 E inkjet on aluminum 42 x 50 inches 2014

Noetic Rods Cones 67 printing

Noetic Rods Cones 67 printing

Noetic, inkjet, abstraction,

Noetic 93 ultrachrome pigment on aluminum 44 inch diameter 2015

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  • Earl McCarroll

    Henry! I was delighted to read about your work in the I C glossy magazine, and thrilled to be able to see some of it online. The SC piece is breathtaking. I have such good memories of your excellent performances and your exuberantly positive creative spirit.
    All good wishes,
    Earl McCarroll

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