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Entrance to the Fantastic Art Exhibition, represented by ABUNDANCE, Schilling, 34x34cm, 2007

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the artist - represented by a section of the paining NOW, 2009

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Art as a way of knowing

The artwork emerged mainly  from 2007 to 2011, and some later on. The artistic inquiry started with an exploration of the way of science as pursued by German poet and natural scientist Goethe. It includes art as a way of knowing which doesn't mean it's not scientific in a sense of rational, empirical research. Goethean Science pays respect to the fact that quite a bit of science builds on intuition. However, the visual reflections of intuitions that came about in the scientific exploration of natural phenomena were quite fascinating in themselves.

Which is why I also made the imagery the subject of my inquiry. The extended research covered art history, philosophy, human as well as natural sciences. It yielded quite a few notes on the science and psychology of intuition, visions, dreaming and day dreaming as well as thoughts about the sense and nonsense of varying interpretations  throughout historical ages and cultural zones.