"Writing of Light" Paintings, 8



Michael Leyton





In this painting I made the elements more dense and compacted still. I managed to fullfil the compositional goals described above, and also used these goals to achieve a description of the religious experiences I was undergoing at the time, in which the world became a totalizing thickness - as it does when time ceases to exist. In the absence of time, everything freezes, and density reaches an extreme. Everything is "written" because there is a sense in which all features of the world are declared outward from the self . The totalization comes from the experience that everything declared from the self is self. And since the world has been written from the self, the world is self.






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