No Less Than Zero

Alan Rayner
Nov 13, 2021
Out of the Freeze Frame’ (Oil painting on board by Alan Rayner, 2021). Square and circle melt into the dance of life between spatial stillness and energetic motion in receptive-responsive relationship beyond the abstract confines of frozen geometry. Earth, Water, Air and Fire keep each other company within and around the ever-present grace of immaterial space.

We all know, really

Don’t we?

That in our heart of hearts

There is no less than zero

Inviting flow into form

And there is no more in our surround

Than infinity

Calling from out of reach


Everything else is fantasy

Entrapping us in debt

That abstract mathematical nonsense

Which isolates material figure

From immaterial ground

Rendering us dumb found

Subtracted from where we be





Alan Rayner

Alan Rayner is an evolutionary ecologist, writer and artist, who is pioneering the philosophy of natural inclusion