Monday, May 30, 2011

May Pictures

I started this painting and then the next day I found an old wood frame that looked like it belonged to it. Now I just have to finish it. I have been having a hard time finishing.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I'm Not Saying It Should Be This Way

Whilst [intelligence] is inferior to the natural instrument [instinct] for the satisfaction of immediate wants, its advantage over it is greater, the less urgent the need. Above all, it reacts on the nature of the being that constructs it; for in calling on her to exercise a new function, it confers on her, so to speak, a richer organization, being an artificial organ by which the natural organism is extended. For every need that it satisfies, it creates a new need; and so, instead of closing, like instinct, the round of action within which the animal tends to move automatically, it lays open to activity an unlimited field into which it is driven further and further, and made more and more free.

- Henri Bergson, quoted in Jussi Parikka's
Insect Media.