The Focus of this Project is Creative Inquiry
Intuitive Diagrams is a systems approach of inquiry into our everyday experiences. Each card represents a virtual movement of the occurrence in the world. Intuition is a channeling, capturing or otherwise organizing of movement in a process of occurring. Movement and it's capturing focus attention on the holistic relationships between seemingly things. Intuition understood here is a methodology to live life as a creative inquiry.
Intuitive Diagrams focuses on the human scale of creative transformation. The deck of cards is a random generator that draws attention to intuitive processes experienced everyday. The cards are the byproducts of my own intuitive inquiries.
The system of images started years ago, drawing and sketching intuitions inspired by threads of inquiring into personal experiences. Intuitive Diagrams represents a beginning of a system of icons that embody some key ideas about intuition from process philosophy, geophilosophy and complexity theory and inspired by the Rider Waite Tarot cards and more current design thinking diagramming of process.
After these images were compiled together into one book, certain diagrammatic features common throughout the collection became apparent. These diagrams are a kind of shorthand. There are currently 15 basic shapes that extracted from an archive of sketches and diagrams that communicate philosophical and scientific concepts.
This project is an aesthetic synthesis of diagrams; (created to understand complex ideas), icons; (created from key features of the diagrams), and operations;( signifying virtual transformations). The illustrations are rooted in qualities of personal everyday experiences while the diagrams accompanying them are schematics of analysis. When used together, the schematics map operations of flow moving through experience blending together creative advance with reflective thinking.
The cards can be used as a random generator to evoke ontological inquiry. They are designed to situate each experience within larger meta systems emphasizing ecological relationships. Expanding the context of our everyday experiences is to live in a commitment to ontological design.
I would like to acknowledge and thank Genevieve Tremblay for being an one who makes connections, Fisher Qua for his helpful input, Keith McCandless for his inspiring work in making complexity concepts practical methods of engagement and finally Zakiya Hanafi for her intellectual insights and support.