Monthly Archives: December 2006

The year in review, 2006

There have been twenty nine aesthetic experiments completed since January, mainly, though not exclusively, in the medium of painting. As is to be expected of the experimental method, some have been more successful than others. Overall, however, I feel this years work marks a solid contribution to the field of aesthetic mischief. The year started […]

Oppenheimer (2006)

acrylic on canvas 600mm x 600mm x 2 There is much to say on the subject of Robert Oppenheimer, he is best known as ‘the father of the atomic bomb’, however he appears to have been far more complex than that simple title suggests. In his capacity as a theoretical physicist he was indeed the […]

Spinoza (2006)

acrylic on canvas, 812mm x 304mm This is the second of two anamorphic paintings recently completed. This one is of Baruch Spinoza, the 17th Century deterministic philosopher and ethicist. Wittgenstein was a fan, going so far as to name his work, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, as an homage to Spinoza’s Tractatus Theologico-Politicus. To view the portrait in […]

Descartes (2006)

acrylic on canvas, 812mm x 304mm This is the first of two anamorphic paintings recently completed. This one is of René Descartes, the 17th Century philosopher and mathematician, most famous for his conclusion in The Meditations on First Philosophy of ‘Cogito Ergo Sum’ – which roughly translates as ‘I’m thinking, therefore I am’. To view […]