Inscapes – a new portfolio

20071213G-6702I’ve started a new portfolio that I’m calling “Inscapes.” The term “inscape,” coined by poet Gerard Manley Hopkins[b-1844 – d- 1889], is used to suggest ‘a quasi-mystical illumination, a sudden perception of that deeper pattern, order, and unity which gives meaning to external forms.’ Manley derived the word from the ideas of the medieval philosopher Duns Scotus. Read more here. In visual art, it is especially associated with certain works of Chilean artist Roberto Matta.

I first heard the word at the San Francisco Symphony performance of Copland’s “Inscape.” This portfolio is intended to reveal deeper patterns in nature. You can view the portfolio here.