2. Aristotelius, Abstract Drawings

Joe Thomson, Artist, 03.29.2013, Page 1 of 1


The "Aristotelius" collection of "big ART" scalable, abstract drawings in this 21st Century, "Coming of Age", exhibit, refers to chapter 6 of Aristotle's Metaphysics where he says:

"Unchangeable substances must be devoid of matter, for they, at least, must be eternal".

This philosophical observation was made in the 4th century BC, and is the inspiration for the Aristotelius, "big ART" scalable, abstract drawings shown in the photo gallery of this Art Folio.

The adoption of the title: "big ART" is to develop in the viewer a sense for abstract cognition. This creates the ability to appreciate infinite scalability in drawing so that we can summon and retain "in our mind's eye" a vast presence within the imagination.

The scale of "big ART" can then stimulate our personal pursuit to seek by artistic discovery, learning and appreciation looking at these abstract, space compositions filled with retinal impressions.

As William Blake has written, in his poem, "Auguries of Innocence",

To see the world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

We, as self reflexive, thinking beings, can contain, within the 100 billion synapses that compose our brain, a multiplex of intentional sensations and feelings, illuminated by experience and memory, motivated by feeling, image and emotion directed by our will.

There can be an equally palpable awareness of the exterior universe that can have all these images co-exist and alternate, without effort or collision in our thinking consciousness. Their recall through time, is always awaiting the invitation of the will to become actualized, instead of remaining merely potential "in the wings". Such are our personal decisions, to action, in life, are made.

How wonderfully miraculous to contemplate and disport silently all of these captive images simultaneously, in real time, as part of our living, breathing, sentient, human nature!

Art Folio Note: the abstract, line drawings, in red line, pen & ink, on acid-free paper, are in their original state. The images can be elaborated later to many different media, on demand.