the thought-stream of an artist and writer

I am in a perpetual state of bemusement.
I am always searching but don't always know what I have found.
Putting things together physically, visually or mentally in the language of symbols, or letters, or of clues of some sort is a life long obsession.
This blog is a narrative, a daybook of sorts.

Tracey Physioc Brockett

Friday, December 10, 2010

Celestial Navigation

I am thinking about the space/time continuum, about patterns, about imaginary travel; 
the layered paths of airplanes over time,
 the singular blip of a cellphone on a GPS tracker.

Alternate Routes, detail

Over and over I trace the worn footpath that leads to the watering hole, the ferry landing, the bridge. 
Exciting things happen at the edges. 
Travel, migration, movement of forces, 
waves of cultures, ever widening, 
circling around home, the hunting ground, the place where there is food.
The map is an abstract concept or a plan 
or a pattern of information, 
or depiction of a concrete physical place in two dimensions, 
or as a point on a globe.

Alternate Routes

 I think about the word confluence; 
A flowing together of 2 or more streams; the point of juncture of such streams; 
The continued stream formed by that juncture; 
A gathering or meeting together at one point. 
It is a word posed to me as a foundation idea for a show.

Celestial navigation

I think of atmospheric forces, pulling, pushing, merging, 
energizing and changing themselves.
Ancient geology. 
The fugitive and amorphous marks of time.  
I hardly dare to look up. 
But I must, 
at the dark cup of space arching over head, the place of mythology and the elements, 
where light hurdles itself as the sigh of a dead pinprick star no more substantial than 
the moonbeam under my eyelid.

Migration, detail

In some other dimension this world has moved off it's foundation a fraction of a shift. 
As I wave my arm there are other arms fanning, beckoning a wing beat away,
With something heavy tipped from my fingers, hauling ass away to make it's mark.


  1. So very lovely Tracy! Thank you for posting this.
    I am in awe of your words and imagery.