Category Archives: Music Theory

More Notes from a Melody Not Yet Written


“Melody and harmony are like lines and colors in pictures.”  (AZ Quotes) – Rabindranath Tagore, from: Purabi: A Miscellany in Memory of Rabindranath Tagore 1941-1991, by Krishna Dutta, Rabindranath Tagore (1991). (AZ Quotes)  

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Liminal Space, the Prepared Piano and Indeterminacy – a Quick Note to Myself and Anybody Reading


The subject of this blog was inspired in part by the Liminal States & Thresholds for Change series of artworks by Turtle Moon Impressions blogger Janis Doucette. Liminal space is that threshold space which is between one state of being and … Continue reading

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Indeterminacy, Some Project Notes


John Cage’s Sonata and Interludes for Prepared Piano Visual Sound (Pink Sedum) for Prepared Pasta Maker

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New Departures in Eco Printing – Impressures Negative Realities and Graphic Notation


More eco prints on watercolour paper. The deep brown-black of the sumac is the actual leaf. It fused with the paper because I made an extra-tight sandwich of the materials and steamed it for  a longer period of time in … Continue reading

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Taking a Walk in Negative Space


I’m attracted to  artworks damaged in the making process. When trying to figure out why, I’ve focused on the word damage. In looking at this on the left – a damaged eco collograph of some  elm leaves – it came … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 3 September 2015: Inchie Energy, Inchie Music


Here’s another example of my ongoing explorations with a bleach pen.  Two more inchies. These were drawn onto inkjet prints, not fabric. I ironed these. The heat singed the bleach marks. And some images dropped into my mind, as I … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 29 August 2015: Ripples


Encaustic and acrylic paint on paper. Arrows. An arrow is a symbol for a force. The direction of a force. Not a sign. A ripple would be the sign of a force. A ripple might form the shape of an arrow, of course. Continue reading

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