DIVERSE OBJECTS LIAISE SERIES

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The Series Diverse Objects Liaise Series initially inspired by a lecture on Asian word games I attended by John Cage in 1981 in New York. One of said games was played where opposing players must come up with a opposing word with no relevance to the prior word offered. As an example if one said red truck and offered the opposing solution as blue plane it would not be correct, seeing as both the truck and plane are both objects of transportation and both examples featured a color value.

He also spoke of his poetry dealing with Mesostics. A Mesostic is a poem or other typography such that a vertical phrase intersects lines of horizontal text. It is similar to an acrostic, a type of word puzzle, but with the vertical phrase intersecting the middle of the line, as opposed to beginning each new line (*Wikipedia).

These works are a combination of thoughts provoked by the assimilation of these two practices with the idealism of “Chance Operations” employed as well, a method implementing chaos as it is in nature to create. The forms were produced through an almost thoughtless process with no consideration for the other cooperative object. The select objects placements in the installation are variable as the installation has no specific dimensions intended. Fusing of the installation is still implied through the graphic elements of line or graphic treatment. The particular graphics and their relationship to the three-dimensional aspect of the works have been chosen to explore these differences and to isolate the solutions into a concise body only.

While avoiding typographical solutions employed in Mesostics and applying them to a simplified variable dimension, three-dimensional visual form in my chosen medium, acrylic on stretched canvas, varied results are possible. Unlike Cage’s text solutions, the boundaries are crossed with the willingness to accept the results of “”Chance Operations. One must think of all objects as diverse and initially unresponsive to one another, while trying not conform to the other present forms, through a somewhat thoughtless process during creation.