Manifesto of Deco-Primitivism
Here is a proposal for a new art. An art of people and designs to encompass life and serve it. If a new art is to encompass and serve life, it is meant to decorate it and be mentally and physically accessible to everyone. This idea was pervasive in ancient and “primitive” cultures. Motif and designs were used on everyday items and sacred items, both created to encompass and serve life.
A New Decorative Art
A new decorative art will be grounded in spatial experiments, motif, and form. Motif can be used to represent or symbolize everything; the figure, landscapes, the sky, the air, death, the mind, etc. When motifs and designs are melded together in a picture they create a wholly new depiction of spacial relation, in which decoration, space, and the figure coalesce. 
The Figure as Motif
Throughout the history of art the figure has been the pictorial similitude of ourselves and those we know, and it always will be. The figure, more than any other form, can represent a multitude of ideas. This is why it is indispensable. This is also why we must make the figure new, by weaving it into the fabric of the landscape, of the carpet, of the sky, etc. The figure used as a pictorial motif holds its dynamism, because of our knowledge of the body and its spacial features. The figure can be a piece of the whole and not the subject.
The Landscape as Motif
This concept has been used for centuries in eastern art, and needs to be expanded upon. Today the landscape must be assimilated into other pictorial elements or represented by a motif that can tell us more information.   A decorative cloud can tell us more than a real or representational cloud for instance. A landscape can be a pattern and a pattern can be a landscape. Staggered and conjoined motifs can be collected to create the landscape or space described within a picture. 
Creation and Appropriation of Motif
With the use of ethnic and self-stylized motif one can speak thru new and old visual symbols to create a universal image. The appropriation of traditional symbols and motif serves to engage our primal visual concepts and cultural discourse. Primitive motif and design need to be seen with the eyes of today and given due importance.  Art must turn to common, approachable, and “primitive” ideals, not self-importance.
Ernest Carl Fackler
August 2011.

 


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Here is a proposal for a new art. An art of people and designs to encompass life and serve it. If a new art is to encompass and serve life, it is meant to decorate it and be mentally and physically accessible to everyone. This idea was pervasive in ancient and “primitive” cultures. Motif and designs were used on everyday items and sacred items, both created to encompass and serve life.


 

 

Manifesto of Deco-Primitivism
Here is a proposal for a new art. An art of people and designs to encompass life and serve it. If a new art is to encompass and serve life, it is meant to decorate it and be mentally and physically accessible to everyone. This idea was pervasive in ancient and “primitive” cultures. Motif and designs were used on everyday items and sacred items, both created to encompass and serve life.
A New Decorative Art
A new decorative art will be grounded in spatial experiments, motif, and form. Motif can be used to represent or symbolize everything; the figure, landscapes, the sky, the air, death, the mind, etc. When motifs and designs are melded together in a picture they create a wholly new depiction of spacial relation, in which decoration, space, and the figure coalesce. 
The Figure as Motif
Throughout the history of art the figure has been the pictorial similitude of ourselves and those we know, and it always will be. The figure, more than any other form, can represent a multitude of ideas. This is why it is indispensable. This is also why we must make the figure new, by weaving it into the fabric of the landscape, of the carpet, of the sky, etc. The figure used as a pictorial motif holds its dynamism, because of our knowledge of the body and its spacial features. The figure can be a piece of the whole and not the subject.
The Landscape as Motif
This concept has been used for centuries in eastern art, and needs to be expanded upon. Today the landscape must be assimilated into other pictorial elements or represented by a motif that can tell us more information.   A decorative cloud can tell us more than a real or representational cloud for instance. A landscape can be a pattern and a pattern can be a landscape. Staggered and conjoined motifs can be collected to create the landscape or space described within a picture. 
Creation and Appropriation of Motif
With the use of ethnic and self-stylized motif one can speak thru new and old visual symbols to create a universal image. The appropriation of traditional symbols and motif serves to engage our primal visual concepts and cultural discourse. Primitive motif and design need to be seen with the eyes of today and given due importance.  Art must turn to common, approachable, and “primitive” ideals, not self-importance.
Ernest Carl Fackler

August 2011.

 

A NEW DECORATIVE ART
 
A new decorative art will be grounded in spatial experiments, motif, and form. Motif can be used to represent or symbolize everything; the figure, landscapes, the sky, the air, death, the mind, etc. When motifs and designs are melded together in a picture they create a wholly new depiction of spacial relation, in which decoration, space, and the figure coalesce. 

The FIGURE as MOTIF

Throughout the history of art the figure has been the pictorial similitude of ourselves and those we know, and it always will be. The figure, more than any other form, can represent a multitude of ideas. This is why it is indispensable. This is also why we must make the figure new, by weaving it into the fabric of the landscape, of the carpet, of the sky, etc. The figure used as a pictorial motif holds its dynamism, because of our knowledge of the body and its spacial features. The figure can be a piece of the whole and not the subject.

The LANDSCAPE as MOTIF

This concept has been used for centuries in eastern art, and needs to be expanded upon. Today the landscape must be assimilated into other pictorial elements or represented by a motif that can tell us more information.   A decorative cloud can tell us more than a real or representational cloud for instance. A landscape can be a pattern and a pattern can be a landscape. Staggered and conjoined motifs can be collected to create the landscape or space described within a picture. 

 

 


 

Manifesto of Deco-Primitivism
Here is a proposal for a new art. An art of people and designs to encompass life and serve it. If a new art is to encompass and serve life, it is meant to decorate it and be mentally and physically accessible to everyone. This idea was pervasive in ancient and “primitive” cultures. Motif and designs were used on everyday items and sacred items, both created to encompass and serve life.
A New Decorative Art
A new decorative art will be grounded in spatial experiments, motif, and form. Motif can be used to represent or symbolize everything; the figure, landscapes, the sky, the air, death, the mind, etc. When motifs and designs are melded together in a picture they create a wholly new depiction of spacial relation, in which decoration, space, and the figure coalesce. 
The Figure as Motif
Throughout the history of art the figure has been the pictorial similitude of ourselves and those we know, and it always will be. The figure, more than any other form, can represent a multitude of ideas. This is why it is indispensable. This is also why we must make the figure new, by weaving it into the fabric of the landscape, of the carpet, of the sky, etc. The figure used as a pictorial motif holds its dynamism, because of our knowledge of the body and its spacial features. The figure can be a piece of the whole and not the subject.
The Landscape as Motif
This concept has been used for centuries in eastern art, and needs to be expanded upon. Today the landscape must be assimilated into other pictorial elements or represented by a motif that can tell us more information.   A decorative cloud can tell us more than a real or representational cloud for instance. A landscape can be a pattern and a pattern can be a landscape. Staggered and conjoined motifs can be collected to create the landscape or space described within a picture. 
Creation and Appropriation of Motif
With the use of ethnic and self-stylized motif one can speak thru new and old visual symbols to create a universal image. The appropriation of traditional symbols and motif serves to engage our primal visual concepts and cultural discourse. Primitive motif and design need to be seen with the eyes of today and given due importance.  Art must turn to common, approachable, and “primitive” ideals, not self-importance.
Ernest Carl Fackler
August 2011.

CREATION and APPROPRIATION of MOTIF

With the use of ethnic and self-stylized motif one can speak thru new and old visual symbols to create a universal image. The appropriation of traditional symbols and motif serves to engage our primal visual concepts and cultural discourse. Primitive motif and design need to be seen with the eyes of today and given due importance.  Art must turn to common, approachable, and “primitive” ideals, not self-importance.

Ernest Carl Fackler
        August 2011