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ABSURDITY AS A SELF REFLECTIVE TOOL FOR CORRECTING THE BLINDNESS OF CONFORMITY WHILE SKIRTING THE FLAMES OF CHAOS

For me, the very essence and driving urge to create is embodied in the title captions. The image and its title are like music and lyrics working together invoking a waking dream. I use automatic imaging to explore the flow of unconscious material,  stirring a depthless fog vat catching fragments as they appear. Using that process I pan for alchemical gold, the pure elixir, with its magical potential to bring forth the purity of knowing. Knowing as a state of knowing can become log jammed by what is known. What is known becomes the software,  the operating program for subsequent behavior.  Here a monotony induced stupor transposes life into a redundant, robotic behavioral pattern of lock stepped machine made dummies.  Behavior is the last link in the chain of life lived out loud, and in most cases I wish it wasn’t. This is where absurdity does its best work - when life becomes a billboard, absurdity becomes a wrecking ball.

There is a line for which absurdity can over run itself into the uselessness of chaos. I use absurdity as a twist showing different ways of seeing the given. The given always reestablishes itself over time and is useful until its not. That process is a cycle just like the cycle of harvest. Absurdity may seem like chaos, but it is only temporary until renewal is born from the fertile ground of its ashes. The opposite of chaos, and equally toxic, is the tendency toward fear driven redundancy. Absurdity by the nature of its detached philosophical freedom shines a light on fear driven redundancy exposing its toxic  behavioral patterns. From that, new behavior is shamed into existence beginning the whole process all over again.

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