Frank Gutierrez’s artwork Once Again (Una vez mas), was in Darry Sheets’ storage locker auction, including the lithograph version shown here. He is less recognised than Rudy Gutierrez. The main theme in this political work is revealed by extra features of type 10 Teacher, typical of raised arms, staff, hunt-master, guard, council or balance, here as ironic as the conscious theme of national protection and defence. See analyses of both Frank’s work by the archetypal model here.
All sets of emblems, alphabets, calendars, hieroglyphs and syllables, express many of the optional features of the universal set and sequence of archetype, as artworks and building sites also do. The archetypal structuralist model demonstrates that all cultural media are extensions of nature.
The core content of culture is a set of specific recurrent optional features, hard-wired into nature, and into subconscious behaviour; measurable in artworks, built sites and alphabets; and testable against about 100 details of an inter-dependent structure of five layers. Archetypal features always appear in a specific spatial peripheral sequence; with an axial grid between the eyes or focal points of specific pairs of opposites. Structuralist anthropology is a viable science, despite its recent distractions due to politics and academic trends.
The nonsense limerick poem Hunting of the Snark demonstrates several ironies, apparent contradictions, and hidden meanings. The quest is an … More
Five layers of subconscious perception and expression are visible in artworks and built sites. The layers are: (a) Type characters with specific optional features; (b) type sequence, clockwise or anti-clockwise; (c) axial grid between eyes or focal points of opposite pairs of types; (d) three pairs of polar junctures, implying three planes of expression; (e) orientation of polar pairs vertical or horizontal to the ground-line or a cardinal direction, co-incidental with the seasonal time-frame of the local culture. Types could be labelled after any natural or cultural set, such as species, myths or months. Generic labels, such as social functions, avoid the false impression of diffusion from one particular medium or culture.
In the Rennes les Bains landscape, if the Blanque-Sals confluence were a Galilee, and its axial opposite at 12 Sals-Rialsesse confluence were a Dead Sea; then Sals is a Jordan; Montferrand a Jericho; and Bains a Jerusalem. Legends are often re-located, partly since the same features are recognised everywhere under different names. The Sals basin also resembles a rectangular walled paradise, bounded east by Montferrand, Cornes, and Soulane hills on the Paris meridian, with three paths; south by Treasure Chest ridge, Charbonniere, with a river ‘gate’ in its middle; west by Rennes plateau with four paths; north by the Rialsesse valley where Cardou and Blanchefort hills flank the river exit ‘gate’. Extract from Stoneprint Journal 6, Rennes le Chateau stoneprint tour.