"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away"
- Philip K. Dick
My favourite April sketch hasn't made much sense to me, until I came across this quote.
Current reading material:
"The Eight Circuit Brain - Navigational Strategies For The Energetic Body"
by Antero Alli
Here is a new painting I've been working on lately. Given the style I've cultivated with the digital artwork, here is an attempt at creating something akin to it using acrylic paint.
I am struggling to convey the cosmic glow of the central object... Hmm perhaps it needs even more glitter!
Acrylic on canvas, 102 x 102 cm
"Getting high is information gathering, staying high is the result of transmuting information into living experience".
This is in context of post survival living, when one is no longer in survival mode, living mode is activated. But to stabilise this way of life, one must have their basic needs fulfilled.
Therefore - "To fly higher, plant your feet firmly in the ground".
Quotes from Antero Alli's book 'Angel Tech - A Modern Shaman's Guide to Reality Selection'
Time does not heal, but time could use a little healing.
A I O N
It doesn't have to be a riddle, it can be a meditation.
Close your eyes and bring to your attention your sense of time. How does it feel? Do you think we have an ancient instinct for how it should flow? Something deeper than our circadian rhythms tuned through daylight exposure. Maybe its more our sense of gravity, a sense of atomic distortions.
Imagine we did, and then you can experiment with aligning that intuitive knowledge with what information you're receiving now. Does it match?
Is it in harmony?
Is it healthy?
Is it beautiful?
"...Who, as he was a happie imitator of nature, was a most gentle expresser of it.
His mind and hand went together:
and what he thought, he uttered with that easinesse,
that wee had scarse received from him a blot in his papers."
- John Heminger & Hanrie Condell on Shakespeare,
Extract from the preface to the First Folio of 1623
Original human figure diagram represent's Blaschko's Lines - credit to Davide Brunelli, Med Art.
"The illimitable, silent, never-resting thing called Time, rolling, rushing on, swift, silent, like an all-embracing ocean-tide, on which we and all the Universe swim like exhalations"
- Thomas Carlyle
[Quoted in Stephen Baxter's book "Manifold - Time"]
Below is a series of digital artwork I've created exploring the visual abstractions of space & time distortions and interactions between universes.
A project realised in summer 2013, was this collaboration between myself and a woodworker friend Tristan. I had a set of compasses inherited from my dad, who used them in his school days. These compasses I always favoured to the cheap plastic sets handed out at school and they will always remind me of quality tools for the imagination.
The box they originally came in was a bright plastic box, and I decided they deserved better. So putting my mind to the drawing board and Tristan's skill to work, we created this charming case.
The wood species is American Ash and the finishing technique is the Japanese shosugi-ban (good bit of fun with the blowtorch!). The burning meant the wood was sealed without using any lacquers. The internal hinges sustained the seamless minimal design.
The embedding for the pieces to rest in was routed from the solid piece, minimising the waste and need for extra materials.
Click on the logo to visit Tristan's page: