Saturday, August 06, 2005

Deltas of Paint

In the modern world of office etiquette, the delta (usually represented as an isoceles triangle, the capital rather than the minuscule form of the letter) represents the minus sign, only it is is not supposed to. As the participants in a meeting review what they've done they list the plusses (what went wrong) and the deltas (areas for improvement) in the meeting. By not allowing negatives, the participants are not supposed to focus on problems but look to solutions.

All of which is meant to introduce Troy Thomas's postcard, where the veins coursing through the areas of paint on his card remind me of the Mississippi Delta--or a dozen or so of them. This effect gives the painting a wonderful 3D quality.


When I received this card, the sender identified himself as "Mail Art," but by going to his weblog, I discovered his name.

un violon d'ingres

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