The art work is, to be sure, a thing that is made, but it says something other than the mere thing itself is, allo agoreuei. The work makes public something other than itself; it manifests something other; it is an allegory. In the work of art something other is brought together with the thing that is made. To bring together is, in Greek, sumballein. The work is a symbol.

Martin Heidegger | Poetry, Language, Thought


Featured (Works and Days)

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    It's Hard To Say

    What is said signifies the act of enunciating a saying.  The saying on the contrary signifies that which is going Read More
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    Wildcat Hill

    Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable Read More
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    Concepts are Discursive

    The look, we said, envelops, palpates, espouses the visible things. As though it were in a relation of pre-established harmony Read More
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Saturday December 1 2012

Sources of Inspiration

  • It is not by locking up one's neighbour that one convinces oneself of one's own good sense.
    (Fyodor Dostoevsky) [1]
  • While others sleep.

[1] Foucault, Michel. History of Madness.  Trans. Khalfa, Jean and Jonathan Murphy.  Routledge 2006. (xxvii)

11 July 2007

Artistic Voice

  • Do not allow the notion of reproduction to replace the beauty of creation


See Also

Lexicon Entries

A Fundamental Quality of an ActA Limited But Infinite Path

Works and Days



  pdf Mariu Palacios (Len Luterbach), Lima Peru (43 KB)  



Monday May 11 2009

Multivalent Reality

  • We truly are in what Hegel called a diplomatic situation, or in other words a situation in which words have (at least) two different meanings and things do not allow themselves to be named by a single word.
    Maurice Merleau-Ponty 1
  • Revelation not Declaration

[1] Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. The World of Perception.  Trans. Oliver Davis.  Routledge 2008.

Saturday October 3 2009

The Russian Couple

The things that you know, things that you don't know, and things that you don't know that you know.

  • Things you know.  Things you don't know.  Things you don't know you know.

See Also

Lexicon Entries

Thingly Aspect of the ArtworkThe Public; The 'Claro, Pero' Paradox; Pursuit of the Examined Life; The Trap of Life and Experience

Works and Days



pdf 2012 Seattle Erotic Art Festival (6.18 MB)  




Saturday July 21 2007

  • We operate between what is known and what is not known.