Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Invisible Architecture and the Drip Line Cathedral"

"I don't really know how to explain it, but when we move, we are in a way de-structured by our movement toward something: we are both here and at the same time not here because we're already in the process of going elsewhere, if you see what I mean."
Muriel Barbery
The Elegance of the Hedgehog

"I-77, Exit 33 / Sumac"© 2009
"Autumn Missed Subset"
from the Convenient Non-locality Series©

In my backyard, the Willow Oaks knot their limbs into boughed Basilicas. Shallow beneath the surface (hemmed in by asphalt and gravel), their roots reach out parallel to the drip line of the limbs above. A curtain of nether space defines the parameters: issuing fair warnings to
those who deign enter this implied Cathedral.

I should remove my shoes.

"Hybrid Maple / E. 5th and Monroe Rd."© 2009
"Autumn Missed Subset"
from the Convenient Non-locality Series©

Caromming from portal to portal (from project to project), I skitter across the broken pavement of this, My Country. In my expansive backyard, the personalized drip line
becomes inclusive of destination, return and the vastness between.
Does freedom hitch a ride in this sufeit of available and abundant opportunity?

Only as I part the scrim that is my practiced format of being.

Let us all risk stepping barefooted across the established demarcations
of what has become known to us.
That's just good living.

"Laika in Orbit"
Video Collage
From "The Systemic Amazement Factorial"©

1. Escape gravity.
2. Eject boosters.
3. Release.
4. Repeat as necessary.


Mary said...

These observations remind me of the movie, My Life as a Dog, one of my favorites. Paintings are gorgeous. Nice music choice on the video - what is the sound of one string vibrating?

Tom Schulz said...

Thanks for dropping in. Right now I'm thinking that when dealing with issues of empathy and art, the most positive comment would include references and individually significant associations. Big "M" Modern Art is about promoting a response. I'm more interested in the possibilities of evoking response through expanding ripples of connection.

lilsoccersweetie said...

"Defying Gravity" from WICKED

I'm through accepting limits
''cause someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I'll never know!
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost
Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost!
I'd sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
And you can't pull me down:
(spoken) Glinda - come with me. Think of what we could
do: together.

Jane Schulz said...

Tom, thank you for your ethereal paintings and thought-provoking ideas.

donna said...

i really like the circles in your artwork - the end always takes us back to the beginning - and we start anew........

Tom Schulz said...

The circles have become a critical part of my work - and for so many reasons. Thanks for pointing out one access. My sister sent along this link that shows the significance of the circle and music: