Saturday, January 21, 2012

Fine Artist of the Month: Linked Definitions without Origins for Peter Halley

Each month I am adding to an on-going series of writings and works about Fine Artists who work(ed), or are primarily working in the NYC area. This month I produced definitions without showing the source word for NYC Fine Artist, Peter Halley.

To expose to or permeate with radioactivity. A secure room with a separate telephone line within a house, to which a person can flee if someone breaks in. Of or relating to human society and its modes of organization. To affect the nature, development, or condition of; modify. Kind, grade, or make, as indicated by a stamp, trademark. The shape or form of a surface or solid. Something that constitutes the place or point from which something else originates, takes form, or develops. The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes. A portion of space within a building or other structure, separated by walls or partitions from other parts. The ultimate user for whom a machine, as a computer, or product, as a computer program, is designed. A town permanently abandoned by its inhabitants, as because of a business decline. Any of various games played using a microcomputer with a keyboard and often joysticks to manipulate changes or respond to the action or questions on the screen. The science of meter. Of or pertaining to the principles of architecture. A sudden, rapid, or great increase. A network of horizontal and perpendicular lines, uniformly spaced, for locating points on a map, chart, or aerial photograph by means of a system of coordinates. To take to or for oneself; take possession of. Products that exhibit fluorescence in daylight. The profession of designing buildings, open areas, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. A systematic series of actions directed to some end. A diagrammatic representation showing how departments or divisions in an organization, as a large corporation, are related to one another along lines of authority. A handmade object, as a tool, or the remains of one, as a shard of pottery, characteristic of an earlier time or cultural stage, especially such an object found at an archaeological excavation. A small room, as in a convent or prison. Rapidity in moving, going, traveling, proceeding, or performing; swiftness; celerity. A sketch or drawing, usually humorous, as in a newspaper or periodical, symbolizing, satirizing, or caricaturing some action, subject, or person of popular interest. The broadcasting of a still or moving image via radiowaves to receivers that project a view of the image on a picture tube. Acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force. A sequential arrangement of material, especially in alphabetical or numerical order.

To see documentation and for more information go to his website. You can also get a book on his work.