Seneca Weintraut, MFA 2015

Thesis Exhibition: February 25 – 28, 2015

Opening Reception: February 27, 6 – 8:30 PM
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM

Becoming Diamondhead (The Enlightenment) by Seneca Weintraut

Becoming Diamondhead (The Enlightenment) 
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 97” x 132”, 2014


Origin Myth Painting

Origin of Myth and The Birth of Orion
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 120” x 96”, 2014 


DIAMONDHEAD and consciousness are congru­ent in their necessitating time and matter, energy even. If the universe, and “something,” is charac­terized by energy within empty space, DIAMOND­HEAD was and is the energy. DIAMONDHEAD is the ripping apart of 0 into 1 and -1, and thus the birth of something from nothing. Enlightenment by DIAMONDHEAD negates the question: “Why does the world exist?” To ask is to imply an answer in­stead of celebrating the beauty of what it means to be able to ask the question in the first place. The Here. The Now. With DIAMONDHEAD there is no past or future but only presentness. The subjectiv­ity of the memory of the past is reliant upon the unpredictableness and unreliability of the immedi­ate future and somewhere in-between is the truth and authenticity of presentness, almost intelligible in its ephemerality. The speed of consciousness is slower than that of presentness. Therefore, with­out DIAMONDHEAD we are without the present.

All images courtesy of the artist.