Bima Engels & Margot Hubers

A LIVING ABSTRACTION 16 dec 2011 / 19 feb 2012

Everything in nature is alive. Even a stone or a thought.

A stone is product of nature. A thought is something which only the intelligence of a creature can generated. The only similarity between a stone and a thought is the fact that they both are images. A visible and an invisible image. This new insight made me realize I made a mistake. I always thought there existed a dividing line between stone and thought. Between realism and abstraction. This line has never existed. From that moment on I suddenly realized that an image is an image. To discriminated an image , cialis by putting a line in your mind , sovaldi sale which deferments the position of an image is madness. A stone and a thought are equal. They are both beautiful images. And an image contains always live. Even a dying image is nevertheless alive. When I finally understood this I discovered something which I call a living abstraction.

What is a living abstraction? Is it possible to give a definition?

A living abstraction is nothing more than a condition. A tree , a car even an human-being are all living objects nothing more ,nothing less. But their condition is always changing. These conditions have the possibility to change in something better or in something worse. The fact that this is possible throws a new light on the meaning of the word live.

This fact , that a living creature slowly can improve , is an indication that live is a developing abstraction. You never know what eventually will happen.

This ruthless developing process is a characteristic feature of the living abstraction. I dare therefore to proclaim this formulae :

Nature can result into life. Life can result into a living abstraction

I agree that I give a different name to a condition we all call live. But this formulae shows an very important development . It shows the development who eventually can result into a living abstraction. A stone and a thought can become therefore living abstractions.

Bima Engels , November 2011

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