An exploration of the abstraction of modern thought and its interaction with shared practice. Featuring Boethius, Ortega y Gasset, Marx, Kant and many more, this series of pieces employs both prose and verse to explore the depths of human nature, and the existential impact of creation.
In The Decay of Lying, Oscar Wilde bases his ‘new aesthetics’ on the principle that, ‘Art never expresses anything but itself’. Some years later, Ortega y Gasset praises, on the same principle, the dehumanisation of art as the defining element of art at the turn of the century.
You that with your ancient hands make delicate form in matter wake do not gaze the heights in fear