“If the derivative of a function, the first derivative, f'(x), is differentiated, a new function is obtained called the second derivative, f''(x).
“If this function is differentiated again, a third derivative, f'''(x), is obtained.
“… This process can continue and these resultant functions are referred to as higher order derivatives.”
Consider the function y = f(x) where y = art resulting from variable (x), where x = BEING.
The first derivative is then the velocity of art as life varies.
The second derivative is the acceleration of the art.
Higher order derivatives may exist.
Nth-Derivatives seeks higher order derivatives of the function of being.
Art-making is a first derivative of the function of being.
Photo-documentation of art is a second derivative.
Processing photo-documentation into a photo montage explores higher order Nth derivatives.
Steles A, B, & D - Nth Derivative - Walkabout A
2017 · digital photo montage based on #WalkaboutTipi · 60"x12" (intended print size each)