Das Ding Ansicht
'Das Ding Anischt' or 'The thing view' is a wordplay on the thing-in-itself, a concept introduced by German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804) on the status of objects which posits that the inherent status of objects, independent of our representation and observation, is the 'thing-in-itself.' Subsequently, the paradox of Kant's idea is that we cannot know 'das Ding an sich' because we can neither observe nor represent it; once doing so, it no longer exists. There can only ever be 'Das Ding,' the thing, in view, 'Ansicht.'
This small series is a greening over of previous paintings from philosophical explorations of the past decade and painting studio detritus. It is a reminder that the weeds will always grow back, no matter how many times you pluck them from the soil, because they are essential, too.
The three paintings include the white shadowbox frame and cadmium red deep liner.