That remarkable absence of the true representation of nature

Goldfinch, organisational knowledge management and that remarkable absence of the true representation of nature

It was the week of snow and cold and ice in The Netherlands. I walked instead of cycled to the studio each day. Takes a bit longer of course, but those 25 minutes are good for switching the home/work/home contexts.

_ Finished the edition of twenty of the European goldfinch print. The first two have already been sold as well. Cool, it turned out well indeed. Graphically a very interesting bird with clearly marked areas of color. Not one to start out with, but at thirty designs in, it was time to tackle this one.

_ I sent out the first actual newsletter with printmaking updates to my small list of subscribers. In dutch, but it you're so inclined, you can subscribe at the bottom of the page.

_ Kim Goodwin speaks truth about organisational knowledge management challenges. Good little thread for your inner information architect.

_ Besides illuminated intials and margin decorations and illustrations, there's also the numerous patterns medieval book illuminators used for filling solid areas of color/space. Here's another example. Want to start catalogueing these in some way, or find out whether that's been done already.

_ Mister George Charles Williamson wrote this sentence in 1911 for the entry on miniature painting in the Encyclopedia Brittanica and it captures very well what I find so fascinating about medieval imagery: “Landscape, such as it was, soon became quite conventional, setting the example for that remarkable absence of the true representation of nature which is such a striking attribute of the miniatures of the middle ages.

_ What is drawing? Why do it?, pairs well with why we should draw more.

_ Sounds: – Backpatches and elbowpatches, on metal and academia. – On angrymetalguy.com the first perfect score of the year was awared to quite the inaccessible album full of avant-garde and dissonant music. Lots of commentary there. I added my two cents here and reposted here. Check out Ad Nauseam – Imperative Imperceptible Impulse. – I'm still hooked on spirit world field guide

#weeknotes 2021-06

— A post by Roy Scholten