[platform for showcasing unfinished versions]

Sketch 01
Jack Wathieu

#grid #sketch
This sketch depicts a tectonic grid naturally and abstractly- I was influenced by my reading of Hegel at the time, and I find this structure to represent some abstract space containing all possible forms, and all combinations of ideas and theories that go into the creation of such forms. Two structures descend into the grid- a yellow rectilinear type and a red twisting type- and offer a complication to the otherwise regular and static nature of the grid. In an aesthetic sense, the grid- and Geist- must learn to accommodate new ideas. In doing so, I stipulate that the gird itself adopts the same symmetrical properties as the forms that descend on to it.

This sketch begins to depict a fictional excavation of an invented ancient architecture that contains its own symmetries and geometric preferences that might affect coming architecture through time. This is an early effort on my part to explore different spatial organizations that permeate through time.

This small series includes: a fairly automatic poem written just past midnight, a sketch done around midday after fiddling with it, and a second poem written at the end of the same day. The second and third items were inspired by the one preceding it.
I don’t tend to leave fragments hanging/unfinished or change content after the first sitting, but I play with at least one piece almost every day, mostly obsessing over line breaks. They usually reach convergence, but one day I might feel completely different. I haven’t studied/submitted/published poetry, so I’ve never had to say for sure what “finished” means.

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