Wednesday, May 9, 2012

more inspiring image hoarded on desktop

{1 source unknown, 2 BLESS bedsheets, 3 source unkown,  4 collars from my friend francesca's secret little gem, 5 source unknown, mathematical knot 'zoo' from here}

i've been thinking about knots a lot lately. still such a potent metaphor for me. im still seeing my making interests divided (or combining) the world of systems (knots, diagrams, directions, maps, math, schematics, music, text, physics) with the world of whim (materials, emotions, representation, abstraction). i want to make my own diagrams and how-to manuals-- trying to figure out how to work with these two veins of thinking that seem to oppose each other. right now reading the biography on robert irwin called seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees. came across this:

'philosophy unties knots in our thinking; hence its results must be simple; but philosophizing has to be as complicated as the knots it unties.' -ludwig wittgenstein, zettel #452

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