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Artificial Abstracts I 


1 November 2019 - 30 April 2020

Dedicated to our dear friends Evelyn and her late husband Leon Zolondek, Professor of Islamic Literature, University of Kentucky, and gadfly extraordinaire.    

The First Image of the Exhibit

“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.” – Albert Einstein

            An earlier exhibition on this website dealt with abstract images observed and recorded directly from natural subjects. This exhibit (and perhaps some subsequent ones) will display abstract images which are the result of some involvement with mankind. Why make this distinction in abstract images? No sufficient explanation comes to mind; perhaps it’s simply a manifestation of the way my mind organizes things.

Fagott Detail and Reflected Shadow. Musik Museum, Basel, Switzerland. 21 September 2005.



           Other than the distinction provided above, abstracts for me are a rather wide and varied array of images which do not seem to have generally recognized meanings or scales. Dimensions are often indeterminate; therefore sizes have little or no significance. Form as we generally relate to it is difficult to discern or absent altogether. Thus, rules for the creation or perception of abstracts are relaxed or suspended.

          Why do we create or recognize such apparently ambiguous images? Why do we enjoy observing them? They seem to be a manner of expression which neither encourages nor requires explanation. They are a part of our existence which is very personally created and just as personally perceived, or not. I particularly enjoy them because they not only allow, but encourage, one’s imagination to soar unhindered.

          Here, then, are some abstracts which I have happened upon over the years and which have sparked my imagination, at least to the point of wanting to record and share them. Perhaps some of them may do the same for you…



The First Image of the  Exhibit

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