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by Stephen Shires [sms SITOme] [email Stephen Shires] 2002-05-04 14:50:56 [4457]
Sorry for the delay in responding. I don't check my SITO mail often enough due to my current involvement with physics related installation projects. Yes, my emphasis is still in painting, particularly oils. I don't feel the same imperative towards a figurative approach when using oils that I experience with watercolours, and after ~40 years of it I'm tired of engaging with purely figurative imagery. The emphasis on the conceptual as opposed to the technical is an important shift in emphasis, broadening the gap between those who regard the imagination and its potential for rediscovering originality within an artform and the commercial but amateur version of art expounded by the WEA funded local art societies, with their continued emphasis on 'technical excellence'. Unfortunately, commissioned work tends to be figurative in nature around here, Kent still being fixated on watercolour landscapes as far as the majority of the public are concerned. That has meant foregoing experimenting with my media in order to fulfill outstanding commitments for a time. As I am currently free to experiment with both painting and model-making I have chosen to concentrate on pieces that are potentially useful to the developement of scientific concepts. Although this may appear to be superfluous to any serious artistic objective I have become convinced that concepts in general originate within the artistic avant-garde, gravitate towards mathematics and then get into fundamental physics, reappearing as new cosmologies. This influence is in the opposite direction to that perceived by Professor Lewis Wolpert, who thinks discoveries in art and science are simply unrelated, regardless of their common cultural context. However, brain studies have shown that subconscious artistic activity takes place in the primitive hindbrain whilst conscious scientific problem solving is perforce restricted to the higher faculties of the cerebral cortex. The mass of restrictive parameters schooled into this part of the brain are largely absent in the hindbrain so there is more potential for the development of original concepts in the latter region.
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Re: Portrait of Ruth Thurstans.
 holtda@hotmail.com  13-04-24 07:38
Re: Portrait of Ruth Thurstans.
 holtda@hotmail.com  13-04-24 07:11
Portrait of Ruth Thurstans.
 rebecca lenkiewicz  13-04-14 22:25
Re: Classical Ruins, Tunisia
 guest  10-02-04 21:38
Re: Classical Ruins, Tunisia
 guest  10-02-04 21:38
0670231743
 guest  10-02-01 21:46
Re: Mechanical Beetle #2.
 Stephen Shires  09-06-06 12:56
Mechanical Beetle #2.
 guest  09-06-02 11:32
Headingley Water Treatment Plant, Leeds.
 James  09-03-18 10:09
Woman with a Cat, after Maurice Cockrill.
 guest  09-03-14 11:13
Re: [no subject]
 annie.lambert1@btinternet.com  08-12-14 23:56
[no subject]
 annie.lambert1@btinternet.com  08-12-14 23:55
Re: Woman with a Cat, after Maurice Cockrill.
 guest  08-01-28 21:15
17C house, Basingstoke.
 renjith,kerala  07-11-12 17:11
The 'castle', Castle Gardens, Whitstable.
 peter sinclair  07-10-16 14:28
Re: +37744409531
 Stephen Shires  07-09-07 15:56
+37744409531
 guest  07-07-26 12:55
Re: Portrait of Ruth Thurstans.
 Stephen Shires  07-05-01 16:08
Re: Portrait of Ruth Thurstans.
 Stephen Shires  07-04-28 15:00
Re: Landscape, after I. Bartolini.
 Stephen Shires  07-04-28 14:56
Re: Colonel Banastre Tarleton, after Reynolds.
 Stephen Shires  07-04-28 14:51
Re: The beach at Reculver.
 Stephen Shires  07-04-28 14:46
Re: Chapter house in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral.
 Stephen Shires  07-04-28 14:41
Re: Conch
 Stephen Shires  07-04-28 14:37
Portrait of Ruth Thurstans.
 guest  07-03-30 18:02
Landscape, after I. Bartolini.
 guest  07-03-21 13:41
Colonel Banastre Tarleton, after Reynolds.
 Banastre Tarleton  07-01-04 04:33
The beach at Reculver.
 guest  06-11-24 15:09
Chapter house in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral.
 guest  06-11-18 15:34
Conch
 guest  06-09-22 18:04
Re: Elephants at Howletts Zoo, Kent.
 Stephen Shires  06-09-07 16:28
Re: Orange Sail.
 Stephen Shires  06-09-07 16:26
Re: Bishopstone Glen looking into the Cut.
 Stephen Shires  06-09-07 16:22
Re: Four Women in a Garden, after Monet
 Stephen Shires  06-09-07 16:21
Re: Bishopstone Glen looking into the Cut.
 -  06-06-17 21:31
Bishopstone Glen looking into the Cut.
 guest  06-06-16 09:05
Re: Orange Sail.
 guest  06-05-27 04:57
Re: Orange Sail.
 guest  06-05-27 04:46
Four Women in a Garden, after Monet
 popopopopop  06-05-24 19:13
Re: Waterloo Lake, Roundhay Park, Leeds#2.
 Stephen Shires  06-05-23 16:23
Waterloo Lake, Roundhay Park, Leeds#2.
 G Steele  06-04-13 14:24
Elephants at Howletts Zoo, Kent.
 kathleen  06-03-13 13:05
Jejejej...
 0021622895269  06-03-12 09:52
Landscape in Normandy, from a photo in a guidebook.
 guest  05-10-05 10:59
Re: The Crystal Structure of Red Mercury
 guest  05-09-30 11:41
The Crystal Structure of Red Mercury
 guest  05-06-10 02:57
Scrap yard.
 Jolisha hammadar  04-09-14 20:54
Twang your wire for white noise.
 ((((((((yobleart)))))))))  04-08-20 16:03
Re: The Bender - the circuit and diagram
 Stephen Shires  03-11-18 13:52
The Bender - the circuit and diagram
 Patrick Deshaye  03-10-28 02:39
Re: Classical Ruins, Tunisia
 Stephen Shires  03-10-27 13:00
Re: Classical Ruins, Tunisia
 guest  03-08-06 09:11
Re: Classical Ruins, Tunisia
 guest  03-08-06 09:11
Re: Classical Ruins, Tunisia
 guest  03-08-06 09:11
Classical Ruins, Tunisia
 guest  03-07-29 15:35
Re: Promenade reconstruction by King's Hall, Herne Bay.
 Stephen Shires  03-07-28 14:32
Re: Promenade reconstruction by King's Hall, Herne Bay.
 guest  03-06-10 11:06
Re: Promenade reconstruction by King's Hall, Herne Bay.
 Stephen Shires  03-03-29 13:18
Promenade reconstruction by King's Hall, Herne Bay.
 miles histand  03-01-30 02:40
Re: Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!
 Stephen Shires  02-12-12 17:12
Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!
 guest  02-12-03 17:06
Re: Sphagnum moss in sea water
 Stephen Shires  02-05-04 14:50
Re: Sphagnum moss in sea water
 -Thoricatha-  02-04-27 23:02
Re: Sphagnum moss in sea water
 Stephen Shires  02-04-23 16:34
Re: Orange Sail.
 Stephen Shires  02-04-23 16:28
Sphagnum moss in sea water
 guest  02-04-23 03:52
Orange Sail.
 guest  02-04-18 04:40
'Life Study' based on a stone sculpture, supposedly representing Collette.
 Tim M. McAninch  02-02-17 23:47
Re: Fantasy Cat.
 Stephen Shires  01-12-04 16:26
Re: Woman with a Cat, after Maurice Cockrill.
 Stephen Shires  01-12-04 16:10
Re: The Rose Garden.
 Stephen Shires  01-12-04 16:06
Re: Still life with Blue Lily lamps.
 Stephen Shires  01-12-04 16:04
Re: Portrait of Christine #3.
 Stephen Shires  01-12-04 16:03
Portrait of Christine #3.
 Mary Kelly  01-10-25 17:29
Still life with Blue Lily lamps.
 John Ohannesian  01-10-21 08:58
Re: The Rose Garden.
 guest  01-06-14 16:21
The Rose Garden.
 guest  01-06-14 16:20
Re: Fantasy Cat.
 Cor Mueller  01-06-13 18:36
Fantasy Cat.
 Cor Mueller  01-06-13 18:35
Woman with a Cat, after Maurice Cockrill.
 guest  01-06-13 16:41
Woman with a Cat, after Maurice Cockrill.
 guest  01-06-13 16:41
Re: The Village Wedding, after Watteau.
 Stephen Shires  00-11-21 14:31
The Village Wedding, after Watteau.
 hartman  00-10-18 01:33
Electromagnetic waves permeating an urban environment.
 hartman  00-10-18 01:28
Re: View looking past Wick House.
 Stephen Shires  00-09-17 17:44
Re: Fantasy Cat.
 Stephen Shires  00-09-17 17:23
View looking past Wick House.
 Morning1ite  00-09-09 13:57
Fantasy Cat.
 Robert Dale Anderson  00-09-04 01:28
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