The Friendly Tag Cloud explained

The Friendly Tag Cloud explained
Marcel Duchamp, "Sonata" 1911, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Check out writer David Toop, esp. "Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener"

Marcel Duchamp, "Sonata" 1911, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Check out writer David Toop, esp. "Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener"

Hi friends, a new feature has entered Notes-land. Some of you will recognize the above group of words as a “tag cloud,” a non-hierarchical taxonomy. The words or tags in the grouping are terms for geographic location, subject matter, medium used, etc. When you click on one, all the Notes on Looking posts with related content will line up like little lambs – waiting for you to pet them and consider them or slaughter and eat them, as you will.

I’ve done this, of course, in an effort to get you to spend more time with my writing, to leave the home page and go deeper, as it were. Why? Well, like any creative person the more time I can get you to pay attention to my work……. the better for me. Do you think a painter is thrilled when you tell her or him that you “…spent an hour in the gallery looking at (their) painting” rather than “Yeah, I ran in and checked your stuff out for a sec, looks great dude.” Which would you prefer??????

Same-o diff-o here.

You’ll discern that my categories are pretty much all over the place. I began with descriptors like “painting” and “sculpture” and “interviews” – dull stuff like that. These quickly morphed into “it started @ lascaux” and “objects in space” and “talky-talk” and more that you’ll discover. I fully expect that these titles will change again over time, and possibly often. Nothing bores me like stasis.

So have fun, read Notes on Looking, let me know if you have suggestions. We’ll both learn things.

Geoff

Ad Rheinhardt, "Abstraction" 1944, Philadelphia Museum of Art (brings Will Fowler's paintings to mind)

Ad Rheinhardt, "Abstraction" 1944, Philadelphia Museum of Art (brings Will Fowler's paintings to mind)