Category Archives: personal

Explorations Change In Emphasis

Over the next months, leading into 2018, I am going to shift my blogging emphasis toward using the Explorations Blog to bookmark compelling content across the range of my interests without also including a great deal of personal commentary. This … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, personal | Tagged | Leave a comment

Food For Another – some poems of Tim Calhoun

I was reminded recently in rereading some of his poems from his self-curated unpublished collection The Hero In the Oak Branch Stretcher, that in passing away in February 1993, he was a poet of the pre-internet era. This poem, Expulsion, … Continue reading

Posted in personal, poetry, visual experiments, my art | Tagged | Leave a comment

#MeToo #notMe, Yes, of course me

Definition of Sexual Harassment via NotSurprised.org ‘We Are Not Surprised’: Read the Blistering Open Letter That Art-World Women Wrote About Artforum The list of signatories is growing by the hour. artnet News, October 30, 2017 It seems to me consistent … Continue reading

Posted in current events, personal, sociology | Tagged | Leave a comment

Generativitality

Some Thoughts On Generative Art by Anders Holt Many who know something about my art practice know I loathe the terms “digital art” and “digital artist.” Both terms strike me as almost always leading right into various thickets of ignorance, … Continue reading

Posted in art, artists, my research, personal, visual experiments, my art | Tagged | Leave a comment

Once a Hawk

This past weekend I went to my forty-fifth high school reunion, for the Class of ’72. I have been to every single five year Class of ’72 Hawken School (Gates Mills, Ohio,) reunion. The first one was in 1977. I … Continue reading

Posted in adult learning, Cleveland, friends, personal, self-knowledge | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Thelonious Monk

I first heard Thelonious Monk in 1970, several years before I put my jazz head on. Probably it was my classmate Warren who auditioned an LP track. I don’t recall which one. I didn’t care for it. However, in the … Continue reading

Posted in creative captures, music, personal | Tagged | Leave a comment

Today’s Destiny, and May It be Happy, Abdullah Ibrahim

My friend Abdullah Ibrahim turned 83 today. Of the many possibilities for experiential learning he served my way in the late eighties, the most essential was that the next breath possibly might turn out to be the last such breath. … Continue reading

Posted in personal | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Slowly My Timing Improves

My own result hit close to the sweet spot. My self-evaluation about my time perspective recognizes that my hedonistic present anchors me and is also the imposition I have to work against. This is consistent with my Myers-Briggs XNXP, my … Continue reading

Posted in adult learning, personal, psychology, science, self-knowledge | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

DIY Eclipse

[KGVID]http://squareone-learning.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Two_Eclipses.mp4[/KGVID] soundtrack: Unity – a collection of soundz by Kamelmauz The coniunctio happens in the underworld, it happens in the dark when there is no light shining any more. When you are completely out and consciousness is gone, then something … Continue reading

Posted in analytic(al) psychology, personal, visual story | Tagged | Leave a comment

Gratuitous Surfing Videos for Summer 2017

The Dock from STAB on Vimeo. The Dock INTO BLISS – Jordan Rodin from David & Douglas on Vimeo. Into Bliss Culture Shifters: Jake Burghart (Director of Photography @ Vice) from Mike Pagan on Vimeo. VICE’s Jake Burghart (I learned … Continue reading

Posted in personal | Tagged | Leave a comment

Vanishment in the Garden

The Shark In The Park from Polynoid on Vimeo. Raspberries and blackberries have won the day in the berry garden out back. They have come to dominate the strawberry patch in the rectangle set in an unfavorable place right by … Continue reading

Posted in personal, visual experiments, my art | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Synchronicity and Wheels

Monday, February 13, I was driving to Wadsworth, listening to a CD, thinking about my livelihood as an artist–such as it is–and a tune started up from my single most favored rock record of all time, The Gilded Palace of … Continue reading

Posted in adult learning, experiential learning, music, personal, psychology, self-knowledge, serendipity | Tagged | Leave a comment

Working Away From the Center

Virgins with T-squares and compasses, guarding the heavenly blackboards. And the angel of numbers reflective, flying from the 1 to the 2, from the 2 to the 3, from 3 to the 4. Dead chalk and sponges rule and erase … Continue reading

Posted in analytic(al) psychology, art, artists, experiential learning, personal, psychology, self-knowledge, visual experiments, my art | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Unities

One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do Two can be as bad as one It’s the loneliest number since the number one No is the saddest experience you’ll ever know Yes, it’s the saddest experience you’ll ever know … Continue reading

Posted in adult learning, analytic(al) psychology, art, artists, experiential learning, personal, philosophy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Desse and Kate

I agree that the heart of creativity is self-expression. Following one’s own soul, so to speak. Perhaps that is only half of the picture; for creativity to provide the self with substance, it must, in some way, be reciprocal. By … Continue reading

Posted in personal | Leave a comment

Hope and Walking

I haven’t been able to devote anywhere near as much time to volunteering to help elect Hillary Rodham Clinton to be the first woman President of the United States of America. Yet, today is finally the day where the people … Continue reading

Posted in current events, personal | Leave a comment

Poetry Of the Tear

To be in different states without a change is not a possibility (Charles Olson) I visited, with Dan Slife, the Saturday 9/3 event in Buffalo, A Celebration of Ken Warren. It was held in The Poetry Collection of the University … Continue reading

Posted in Kenneth Warren, personal, poetry | Leave a comment

Roger’s Blues

Without wishing it, we human beings are placed in situations in which the great principles entangle us in something, and God leaves it to us to find a way out. C.G. Jung (Good and Evil In Analytical Psychology, Civilization In … Continue reading

Posted in adult learning, personal, self-knowledge | Leave a comment

Artist Stephen Calhoun

My new web site features my art, art based in symmetries and surprise. It’s live today! ARTISTSTEPHENCALHOUN.COM I’ll be highlighting some of its features over the next few days and on twitter.

Posted in art, artists, personal, visual experiments, my art, web 2.0+ | Leave a comment

Artist’s Statement, Part II. & III.

Secondary and Tertiary Contexts and Multiplicities ARTIST’S STATEMENT (middle section) II. I came to this as a matter of my lifelong drive to satisfy my curiosity. This mission demands that I wander, experience, explore, do experiments. III. To steep ourselves … Continue reading

Posted in art, artists, personal | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment