Archive for the ‘Technology’ Tag

Desert Wildflower Painting   1 comment

7 Falls April 2013Desert Wildflower Painting by kenne

There’s many a battle fought daily
The world knows nothing about;
There’s many a brave little soldier
Whose strength puts a legion to rout.
And he who fights sin singlehanded
Is more of a hero, I say,
Than he who leads soldiers to battle
And conquers by arms in the fray.

— from “Our Heros” by Phoebe Cary

Children, A Stream And Connecting With Nature   Leave a comment

Boy & Girl By Stream-1116_ art blogChildren, a Stream, and Connecting with Nature — Computer Art by kenne

A picture may seem not what it is.
Two teens may appear more interested in a
phone than a stream slowly passing at their feet.

Like most images, it’s up to the viewer
to place it in some element of their reality.
Put in the contact the image was taken,

the teens are sharing pictures taken in
my iPhone photography class where they

learn to connect the eye, to the mind, to the heart.

— kenne

Believing In The Importance Of The Struggle — Robert M. Pirsig, Dead At 88   1 comment

pirsig-with-chris-1968_custom-1dfd21fa4918cd9508463228a8dd69566ee06eb0-s800-c85Source: William Morrow/HarperCollins

It’s just a little after midnight in Tucson, and I’m having trouble sleeping. It could be that Joy is having surgery later today. It could be that in this age of hand-held technology it was several hours ago I received news alert on the passage of Robert M. Pirsig at age 88.

In the 1970’s I was interested in motorcycles — own a couple. It was a time in which I loved reading about technology and philosophy. So, in 1974 when I read a review of a recently published book, “Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values,” I went out and bought a copy.

The inside cover jacket begins with a quote from the book:

“ The study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become part of a process, to achieve an inner peace of mind. The motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon.”

What better way to write about the conflict between science and religion, and the nature of Quality in art than to have it as part of a motorcycle narrative of a trip Pirsig, his eleven-year-old son and two friends took from Minnesota to California? As it turns out, the real trip was not a motorcycle trip, but a philosophic trip that centers on an insane passion for truth.

In February of this year, I posted a blog entitled, The Zen of Visual Imagery – Balancing Passion and Obsession, in which I reference the novel I have worshiped over the years. Whether in my own teaching of educational philosophy or photography, I can’t talk about life without referencing Pirsig for the truth. It is time for a Chautauqua.

–kenne

Desert Chicory Art   Leave a comment

desert-chicory-02-14-14-0054-art-blogDesert Chicory Art by kenne

I look at nature

Knowing its beauty is there

Because we see it.

— kenne

New Age Technology –Existential Tragicomedy   2 comments

New Age Technology blogNew Age Technology (Women in Sedona Using a Drone to Take Selfies.)– Computer Art by kenne

At nature’s vortex
three women capture selfies —
irrational state?

The spiritual
and technology transcend —
tragicomedy.

In creative acts,
essence of being human,
we are what we are.

— kenne

Art Is Pop And Pop Is Art   1 comment

k & j

Cheers  From Mooney’s Irish Pub, Sedona, ArizonaSedona

HWY 179, Sedona, Arizona — iPhone Images by kenne

Social media compresses

the moment,

what is captured

in the moment

is now past

and the future,

already having

been on Facebook

and Twitter — 

art becoming pop

and pop becoming art,

the moment is no longer

in the present,

delegated to the past

and the future,

becoming art.

kenne

Capturing The Moment Becomes Sharing The Moment   9 comments

Cathedral Rock

Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona — iPhone image by kenne

In the age of social media,

capturing the moment

allows the parallel universes

of past,

present, and

future

to coexist 

in the moment.

This iPhone image

of Cathedral Rock

was sent via

Facebook,

Twitter and

StumbleUpon —

Capturing the moment

has become

sharing the moment.

kenne

(My Nikon images will be posted in the blogging universe later.)

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