Art is "art beyond the five senses, back to pure mind and spirit."
It is, as writer/philosopher Ken Wilber has stated, "the next
evolution in art." It is the unification of the linear and
metaphorical into a cohesive visual and literal statement depicting
the heart or soul, i.e. essence.
in this picture comprising the background--chrysalis, spores, cells--speaks
of growth, generation and change. The magnificent Monarch butterfly
is a beautiful symbol of this transformation. The lifeline--oxygen
to the astronauts, nutrients to the fetus--depicts the fragile cord
connecting these two extremes of outer and inner space.
LOVE (NOTE FOUND IN A BOXCAR: AUSCHWITZ 1944)
am eve and i am standing with my dying son abel. if you should see
my oldest son, cain, please tell him i still love him.”
love. A love unwavering in its devotion to her two children. One:
a victim. The other: the perpetrator. A love born of grief, and,
as a Metaphor
Quite often, in the various concentration camps, the prisoners would
scratch into the walls or into the wood of their beds, crude representations
of butterflies as a symbol of their own impending transformation
from the physical to the spiritual.
CHILD’S UNIVERSE (UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES)
an infant the world is without boundaries. Their reality is as expansive
as their imaginations. Their beliefs have not, as yet, been constricted
by fears or social norms. They are in a state of bliss where miracles
come undifferentiated. It is no more astounding to, say, talk to
an invisible friend than it is to see an angel fish suddenly appear
before their curious eyes. In this state ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
There are no limitations.
essence of Zen can be found in a child’s heart.” -Takuan
tell you the truth, anyone will not receive the kingdom of God like
a little child will never enter in.” -Jesus
NEWS (STOCK MARKET CRASH 1929/1987/?
as a metaphor. How circumstances and situations have a way of repeating
themselves over and over again. Unfortunately, what presented itself
as yesterday’s trauma will not be learned from, but rather
be something merely to wrap fish in, line the bottom of a bird cage
with, or protect the kitchen’s linoleum while feeding the
turns into something else and slips away.” -e.e. cummings
glass denotes a religious atmosphere surrounding the picture inset
of an old windup key on an altar, itself surrounded by vases of
flowers and lit candles. Above this inset are the Latin words, “Sanctum
Sanctorum” (Holy of Holies); below are the words, “Quem
Deus Vult Perdere Prius Dementat” (Whom God would destroy,
He first drives mad).
of this phenomenon can be found in the center of the picture: lost
souls, like so many windup automatons, walking trance-like, without
a sense of purpose, off a steep precipice.
A DISTILLATION OF TIME
here represented in photographs, emanate as spiritual recollections
(heightened by the other symbols of spirit, e.g. water and fish).
Above, two circles encompassing the transformative qualities of
butterflies acting as guardians to the central photo of Earth from
outer space – giving the picture an overall dimension of being
beyond time and space.
(A FINAL VIEW)
portraits of a handsome president nearly lull us into a certain
linear complacency; then: BLAM!! Everything is disrupted …
chaos! Death. Ultimately, a child salutes his fallen father, as
memories of a pastoral time fade like scenes outside an opened window.
DRESSING IN A DREAM
is said that we have four levels of sleep. The deepest level, level
four, is said to be similar in essence to being suspended in your
mother’s womb, weightlessly drifting in a sea of amniotic
this fluid begins to drip down it changes, as dreams often do, into
a velour gown, which the woman is putting on. She is literally putting
on her own dream. The flowers and felines are simple affectations
of the feminine psyche or subconscious.