Monday, June 28, 2010

"Information Inversion Project: Week 4"

"If several sharks are drawn to the bait, a competitive factor reduces feeding inhibition but forces the sharks to come uncomfortably close to one another. The resultant behavior is socially tense, representing an uneasy balance between peaceful feeding and defensive fighting.

"Party Down". Noah Shark


“What? You think the bottom feeders don’t have anything to say?” Noah Shark.

“A friend of mine says, “Art`s like a shark. You`ve got to keep swimming, or else you drown.” Keep bouncing around. People always ask me, “What`s the plan?” There is no plan. I go to what fascinates me next.” Ridley Scott

“Taking Shape”

“You heared The Man - there is no plan.” Noah Shark.

“The only thing worth grieving over, she said, was that sometimes there was more beauty in this life than the world could bear.” Colum McCann Let the Great World Spin

“Junko, 2005”

“Well, we better step up and shoulder all the beauty we can.” Noah Shark.

Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf, Witch’s mummy, maw and gulf Of the ravined salt-sea shark, Root of hemlock digged i’ th’ dark, Liver of blaspheming Jew, Gall of goat, and slips of yew Slivered in the moon’s eclipse, Nose of Turk, and Tartar’s lips, Finger of birth-strangled babe Ditch-delivered by a drab Make the gruel thick and slab. Add there to a tiger’s chaudron For th’ ingredience of our cauldron.
Macbeth (Third Witch at IV, i)

“William Sharkspeare”

“Whatever works, baby.” Noah Shark.

“Whirling disease is common in 22 states including New Jersey, New York, Ohio, just to name a few. It’s also found in numerous European countries and New Zealand.”

“Labyrinth, 2006”

“Little piece of advice from the Sharkman: if you find yourself swimming in circles? Meditate. This coming from a true archetype.” Noah Shark.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Fractured Symmetries"


There is the heaven we enter
through institutional grace
and there are the yellow finches bathing and singing
in the lowly puddle.

Mary Oliver

The Paintings:

1. "Goldfinches and Forsythia #3" © 2010
Spidey-Hole Series / Spring Forward Subset
watercolor on paper

2. "Goldfinches and Forsythia #2" © 2010
Spidey-Hole Series / Spring Forward Subset
watercolor on paper

3. "Goldfinches and Forsythia #1" © 2010
Spidey-Hole Series / Spring Forward Subset
watercolor on paper

We create ourselves by our choices

All art on this page by Tom Schulz, with the exception of the art on this page that is made by someone else.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Information Inversion Project: Week 3"

The chance of being killed by a shark is one in 300 million. The chance of being killed by airplane parts falling from the sky is one in 10 million.

Empathinc. Artist Noah Shark: Information Inversion Project. Week 3.


“I make my own light.” Brilliant World. Noah Shark.

Empathinc. Artist Noah Shark: Information Inversion Project. Week 3.

“Real Men”

“Summer of Empathy. Time to make waves. Has my seal of approval” Noah Shark.

"Don't forget to look up"
Noah Shark

Saturday, June 12, 2010

"Information Inversion Project: Week 2"

The work:

1. “Human Consumption”, 6/7/10.

2. “Human Vigilance”
, 6/8/10.

Those aren’t shadows on the wall. There is another series of worlds that you will not see through those lidded eyes. NS. ‘10.

3. “Human Appropriation”, 6/9/10

Noah Shark makes a mural in Tokyo. Noah Shark.

4. “Human Submission”, 6/10/10

“Hey! You don’t take the right of way, buddy: I give it!” Noah Shark.

5. “Watershed Issues” , 6/11/10

“Oh yeah, they’re out there alright, experts in their fields.” Noah Shark.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"Window of Opportunity"

Empathy is not only just about perceiving and acting empathically, though it would be so useful if we consistently operated out of that paradigm of behavior.

Empathy is also about space. And how we take up space. And how we recognize an Other in space. And how we might define that space as our space, perceiving the Other then as an interloper, a trespasser.

So why are we considered to be 'soft-wired' as humans to experience empathy and 'hard-wired' to be aggressive?

This is the difference between non-genderized concepts of masculine and feminine. It is not a binary to be lived out divisively but a set of embracing parameters to be lived within - and it is necessary and urgent that we open this window of opportunity wide open. We suggest Now. Now would be a good time.

The Eastern mystics see the universe as an inseparable web, whose interconnections are dynamic and not static. The cosmic web is alive; it moves and grows and changes continually. Modern physics, too, has come to conceive of the universe as such a web of relations and, like Eastern mysticism, has recognized that this web is intrinsically dynamic. The dynamic aspect of matter arises in quantum theory as a consequence of the wave-nature of subatomic particles, and is even more essential in relativity theory, where the unification of space and time implies that the being of matter cannot be separated from its activity. The properties of subatomic particles can therefore only be understood in a
dynamic context;
in terms of movement, interaction and transformation.

Fritjof Capra,
The Tao of Physics

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