Beyond the awe, there is a philosophy behind my art, and perhaps a little bit of that scientific experimenter spirit. In my abstract art especially there is a philosophy of embracing emergence. The very processes that are used to create these postmodern contemporary digital fractal abstracts, with that Zen like quality, accommodate the science of emergent systems. Sometimes unexpected patterns emerge. The unplanned has as much a part, as that which was planned, and the result is a kind of aesthetic Rorschach test. It’s not about what I make in the art, it’s what the viewer sees in it, and that becomes as personal and individualized as possible.
My titles for these abstracts reflect perhaps a little of that Rorschach test of myself, for it is only after the creation that I sit back look at it, and ask myself what do I see in it? Generally the title follows as the answer to that question. That is another way in which emergent systems has a part in this creative philosophy. For example, Chester the Cybernetic Owl emerged out of the processes of my blending layers, and filtering of various types, as well as a little color enhancement along the way. I didn't originally set out to create Chester, rather he emerged in a somewhat spontaneous way, almost as if he sought to come into existence, and found me as the willing artistic receptor to carry out that creation. As soon as I saw him, his story emerged in my mind, but when you see him, you may see something entirely different than what I see in this emergence. It is probably best that my art is first viewed, before reading the title. Decide what you see first, before allowing yourself to be influenced by the title I’ve given it.
Creative: Bill M. Tracer
I’m not just an artist. I am not just an author. I’m not just a speculative philosopher. I am not just an explorer of metaphysical realms, and I am not just a futurist and gazer into the Akashic Record, rather I am those plus more. I am a Creative.