The Noosphere, art & thought are defining principles in my work. Hence, they add both depth and meaning to my art practice. Importantly, all that I do in my art making is, in effect, bound together by pointillism.
The Noosphere is a theoretical idea. It was developed by the philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and the Biogeochemist Vladimir Vernadsky. In my art practice, the Noosphere is an empire of perception. Specifically, it forms a base for creative thought, and art making.
Vernadsky described the Noosphere as the ‘new state’ of the Biosphere. In high-minded logic, Vernadsky imagined it a ‘sphere of reason’. Unsurprisingly, humankind’s rational activities are then a defining characteristic.
Vernadsky believed the Noosphere to be the third, in successive phases. Importantly, these three phases, mark different stages of development. I imagine, the Noosphere as an outgrowth of life, from the Biosphere.
Ultimately, the Biosphere is the region which cradles all life on Earth. The Biosphere took root, in the developmental wake of the Geosphere. In aggregate, the Geosphere includes the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, and the atmosphere. Consequently, it is the defining structure of our Ecosystem.
Elsewhere I have written, my perception of the Biosphere and Ecosphere’s complexity have deepened. As a result, the media and techniques I use to explore them has broadened. For example, coldwax and mixed media have become important additions in my art practice.
The conceptualizing of these spheres of influence occupies my thoughts continually. In making art, I search for context. This search is explored in the journal category Noosphere, Art & Thought.