2020-03-22 REBOOT THE WORLD

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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If in a vulnerable group, then I would isolate as much as is practical and for as long as it takes for the world to reboot itself. And, so I am. Also, I don’t expect the world to be like it was before someone hit [ctl][alt][del]. There will be things that never get back to the way they were. There will be bad things and there will be good things. We should be prepared for change. But, of course, this is the natural way of things where everything is transient.

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I am rather distracted by the CORONAVIRUS. Given my age and history, I have been attempting to isolate for almost two weeks now. This morning, this popped into my Twitter feed.

‘Such a perfect crisp sunny day out there as I look out from my bedroom window in London but SO unnaturally quiet. All I keep thinking is; “It was a bright, cold day… and the clocks were striking thirteen.”‘ Patrick O’Flynn

A quote from Orwell’s 1984. I gave this immediate response. Almost, without thinking.

’It feels like someone hit [CTL] [ALT] [DEL] and the world OS is in the process of shutting everything down – without first saving work in progress. Many things will be lost forever!’

And, of course, it had to be coded.

I am due my first state pension payment this week. Everything I imagined I would do with the extra income it represents (on top of my company pension), is now in serious doubt. The modest savings I have banked, over the past fifty years, are in serious jeopardy as the economy crashes. On the bright side, at least I have a regular income and a roof over my head, which is more than some less fortunate than I.

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Right about now, ten years past, I was beginning to pull together ideas for my Drawing for Fine Art Practice BA final exhibition. I was yet to figure out how all the ideas, buzzing around in my head and journals, would come together. But, I could make progress on refining some of those ideas. One idea involved exploring how to create geometric animations of my circle and square alphabet components. I had been inspired by viewing the geometric films made by Manfred Mohr.

This was destined to become the kinetic component of my installation: THE LOGIC AND INFLUENCE OF CIRCLE, SQUARE AND TRIANGLE. Each cell (frame) was made ‘by hand’ in Photoshop and then sequenced in Premiere.

The pressure to deliver was on, but this was a very enjoyable and creative time. Such good memories!

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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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