2020-01-12 A NEW ALPHABET

2019-11-29 THE FOR SALE SIDE-EFFECT

2019-11-27 PRINT FOR ME

2019-10-16 SEVEN DAYS

2019-07-18 GETTING STARTED


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Making a coding of TEN to be used as the header image for this blog.The gallery codes are posted, the resulting screen captured on an iPad, the screen capture is then transferred to a square format canvas in Procreate, and finally the new image is uploaded and used in the header. The same process is used for moving beyond C O D E images between my J.A.E.S. blog and Twitter.

For prints, a new outcome is made from scratch using a custom made processing.org sketch. This ensures maximum resolution for large print files.

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A new alphabet has been introduced into the beyond C O D E enquiry as recorded on my J.A.E.S. blog. The code was derived from my eCODE enquiry first explored on the Ello artist social network. There are 128 possible variants and variant 118 is in play here.

Of course, the first thing coded was a new header for my J.A.E.S. blog.

As before, the new beyond C O D E posts are being echoed on Twitter and selected outcomes are made available to print on demand.

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Two virtual spaces where you can make my ideas real:

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THINGS.REVAD.COM

The first has its focus firmly set on fine art substrates.

The second offers 60+ alternative options for each idea.

Incidentally, the THINGS I have shared here represent outcomes made while exercising my inner Bochner. With IWASLOOKIN… I gave myself a space to work in and tried to make outcomes that both fit and describe the space. This led to other things, but the Bochner relevant concept was where it all started.

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Over the years, I have fidgeted with my artist statement on an irregular basis. The changes only occur when something triggers a reappraisal. There is no plan or timetable. The most recent update has now been rolled out to the handful of sites that share the statement.

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“A fidgeter of outcomes between signal and noise.

I use signal and noise as my primary mediums. A signal stimulates an idea, noise interferes, and the enquiry generates new outcomes.

In the record of my enquiry you will find a constant dialogue between digital and analogue, one informing the other, I flip and flop between the two and occasionally we meet in the middle somewhere to create something unexpected. In logic flip-flops are bistable elements, in my art digital and analogue are bi-unstable, almost as if there is a self clocking mechanism encouraging constant movement between states and exploration of the space in-between.

A great many master artists have, over the years, created a large proportion of their work with the help of multiple assistants and technicians. For me, my network of computers are a substitute for that team. Using my coding and math skills, honed for thousands of hours of practice over a (35 year) career as a systems engineer, I can explore a theme more widely and more deeply than I could if I made everything by hand. I also use a computer when I desire precision, when the goal is to eliminate as much of the noise as possible. I then work by hand as a guaranteed way of introducing natural noise. My hand making skills have been honed for thousands of hours of practice over a shorter (10 year) period as a full time artist. By ‘noise’ I am usually considering emotion, imprecision, and happy accidents. There is a certain tension between these two approaches. The act of exploring that tension, using all the skills available to me, generates the most satisfaction. If my enquiry, practice and outcomes have any artistic value to others, then that is a bonus, a side-effect of my need to make what I make.

The materials used to create an outcome are chosen to be appropriate to the enquiry. An outcome may be real (a drawing, a painting, a print, an installation) or virtual (a digital image, an animation, a blog, a web site). Outcomes often contain multiple components. Real outcomes are currently held in private collections in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Romania.”
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The statement is accompanied by some artwork, whenever this is possible.

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I continue to build my archive of algorithmic abstract prints. As I write there are 28 collections and 200+ outcomes available to print on demand. This is a small subset of the outcomes from enquiries made over the past ten years. I remain uncertain as to what will yet be made available via this channel. But, I am enjoying the process of reviewing and selecting, while at the same time making new outcomes influenced by what has gone before.

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