Inadvertent naturalistic calligraphic tendencies of literati colour-field non-figuration whose outcomes exemplify not the expression of the individual or its cult but serve the collective documentation, curation and advancement of ascetic-arts knowledge.

Thematic notes

Troy Harris, Untitled, detail, 2007, pastel, watercolour, gouache, colour pencil and pencil on Korean paper
Current research theme(s)

A prefigurative, non-narrative hermeneutics of aesthetic quandary (as mark of serenity).


1. What is "figuration" vis-à-vis visual language, preliterate and/or aesthetic?

2. What exactly means "non-narrative text"? (3) Is it found where 'relationships between the parts (of a work or text) are at once alogical and non-sequential, and where order, as it were, follows the impressions of felt experiences'? (S. Delehanty, 1975). (4) Does "non-narrative" inevitably imply a fragmentary, partially contextualized or simply misunderstood text? (5) To what extent can gibberish be textual? (6) What are the hermeneutic ramifications of this, if any?

Suggested reading
: Silverman, H. J. What is textuality?, Phenomenology + Pedagogy, Vol.4, No.2 (1986).

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