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Painting And Poetics -- How Words Emerge From The Depths Of Being

Updated on February 22, 2010

 Words, thus, flow from human experience unavoidably -- they are the bubbles of perception effervescing.

FLUID PEAKS -- original fluidism painting by Robert Kernodle
FLUID PEAKS -- original fluidism painting by Robert Kernodle

 A turbulent seascape projects twin peaks -- two thin mountains rising from the deep.  Where is this place we seem to know but have never seen?  How do we recognize it, never having been there?  This place exists somehow in our organs and skin, a primordial memory below the surface of our reasoning, where no amount of thought can justify the resonance.

GETTING CLOSE TO THE  ANSWER -- original fluidism painting by Robert Kernodle
GETTING CLOSE TO THE ANSWER -- original fluidism painting by Robert Kernodle

The math of superstrings tries to model the meaning of everything.  One of its conceptions contrasts with pure perception.  Side by side a fluid enigma, this complex expression, even close to an answer, seems far from the truth.

DEPTHS OF BEING -- original fluidism painting by Robert Kernodle
DEPTHS OF BEING -- original fluidism painting by Robert Kernodle

 A flowscape gone awry, folded and pressed, thrown into the trash, later retrieved and unfolded, reveals compelling symmetry.  Which way do we view it?  Today my eyes say "longways side to side".  Now perhaps we see a lake and trees in the mire -- a happenstance of liquid chaos on the verge of becoming a formal landscape.

WHAT IF THIS -- original fluidism painting by Robert Kernodle
WHAT IF THIS -- original fluidism painting by Robert Kernodle

 Amazed little people stand on top of dried streams turned upright.  Organic form errupts against a surreal starry night, reminding me of magical summers where childish wonder meets maturing wisdom at peaks of purple insight.

Now what if this is how things come to be -- buds on the branches of infinity.

AT PLANCK'S LIMIT -- original fluidism painting by Robert Kernodle
AT PLANCK'S LIMIT -- original fluidism painting by Robert Kernodle

Tinier than eyes can behold, beyond what any magnifier can reveal, the world as we will never see it nonetheless exists -- an infinity of oceans within oceans of universal energy.

Technical Description Of The Paintings

  • art-grade acrylics on archival paperboard
  • each 6 x 13 inches
  • style is fluidism
  • unmounted and unframed

 

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    • Robert Kernodle profile imageAUTHOR

      Robert Kernodle 

      7 years ago

      I took Obscurely Diverse's advice by opening up a T-shirt shop at CafePress. Here's the link where you can get a T-shirt with my "Getting Close To The Answer" design on it:

      http://www.cafepress.com/KernodleArtTShirts

      But I didn't stop there. I have another T-shirt store at Printfection.com. Here's the link where you can get a similar version of the "Getting Close To The Answer" design, PLUS other T-shirt designs of mine:

      http://www.printfection.com/kernodleartwear

      Robert Kernodle

      F L U I D I S M

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      I reallky enjoyed this. It is deep and interesting. I have never heard of fluidism before, but thanks for sharing this.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Elayne 

      8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      I appreciated your stop over to my hubs. Yes, we love living in Hawaii, though there is a lot of racism here and it is quite expensive to live, but we still enjoy the beauty of the place. I can garden year round. Keep on creating! Aloha!

    • Obscurely Diverse profile image

      Obscurely Diverse 

      8 years ago from Tennessee, U.S., Earth, Milky Way via Cosmos

      Excellent! Go to http://www.cafepress.com and set up shop, design your stuff and let me know when it is ready. You got a customer! Ha-ha! Now, get to work...

    • Robert Kernodle profile imageAUTHOR

      Robert Kernodle 

      8 years ago

      Hi Sage and Obscurely,

      Glad you like these little visual/verbal excursions. I did 'em a few years ago. Now they're hiding in a desk droor.

      My interest in the aesthetics of fluid dynamics is what has led me to explore the Earth's ocean, atmosphere and the whole global warming issue in some of my other hubs.

      Earth itself is a fluid dynamic system in creative/destructive dynamics that we hope will be beautiful for us humans a little longer.

      Freaky T sounds good, Obscurely Diverse. You might have inspired it, in fact. Coming to a store near you? (^__^) .. nah, I'll just do a coulple for me and a friend perhaps, when I get some "disposable income".

      Robert

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      Elayne 

      8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      I love your paintings. Very moving and inspirational. I too am an artist. Keep sharing. Aloha.

    • Obscurely Diverse profile image

      Obscurely Diverse 

      8 years ago from Tennessee, U.S., Earth, Milky Way via Cosmos

      Awesome work, along with delightful commentary upon the works! This art work seemed to symbolize the fluency of a creation, the materialization of the unknown, and the flow of energy that can and will eventually morph into something solid. My favorite was "Depths of Being"... Your painting titled "What If This" would make for a freaky T-Shirt, if you ever got into the biz... :)

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      Sage Williams 

      8 years ago

      Awesome art, inspiring, poetic and free flowing. Very, nice.

      Sage

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