theory superseded

  • composition : “the action of combining; the fact of being combined; combination (of parts or elements of a whole)”
  • a composition derives expression from aggregation and from the patterns of interference emerging from aggregated elements
  • a composition is inspired by the question “how many dimensions can be compressed into a single work of art”?
  • a composition is the product of a method without a preconceived (aesthetic) outcome
  • a composition comprises a series of layers which are superposed to generate intensity and complexity
  • a composition, though having fixed size, implies that it could be a maquette of a larger work or, conversely, that it is ‘full size’ and could be represented by a scale model
  • a composition implies its subdivision into smaller elements and its aggregation with similar or dissimilar elements to form a larger whole
  • a composition is unique, but is also part of a series sharing a common theme. Within each theme there ‘exist’ unrealised and yet to be explored variations. Between the themes which are defined ‘exist’ other implied and, to date, unrealised themes