I came across my artist statement that I wrote about three years ago and it really spoke to my connection with the creative energy that channels through me, the meaningfulness of that relationship I have in my life, and it deepened an understanding of what I’ve been receiving again lately in regard to the importance of honoring that creative freedom of expression and continuing to do so through the vision of my heart.
I felt inspired to share it here as a way of further sinking into its meaning for myself and perhaps may speak to the artist within that feels the urge to come forth in some way that is relative to you.
Be it as a painter, musician, florist, hair stylist, writer, chef, gardener, decorator, designer, etc., or simply a human being channeling creative energy as inspired to do so….you may find that this artistic expression may be your own key of life.
“What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things…it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface.” ~ Constantin Brancusi
Painting is my sacred key of life – my personal ankh that opens the door to life aligned with Cosmic will. I didn’t set out to produce art, but like the wing of a butterfly is essential to its flight, I discovered that creating art is the breath of life to my soul.
From the onset, the unconscious, life-giving process of manifesting on canvas, the visions that pervaded my day-time dreams, struck me as magickal. And, over the years, that magickal essence persists, yet the unfolding process is now accessed in quantum leaps of conscious experience.
It was a naturally progressive evolution that infiltrated my life with creative passion at every corner, reminding me that who I was, is who I AM.
I paint from the inside out, employing naturally innovative and intuitionally guided techniques, as my unconscious is the undisputed light that guides me through the maze of tunnels to the intended creative destination.
I started to see recurring themes as my inspirational muses – the natural world, Earth’s beautiful creatures, the mystical and ancient worlds, other-dimensional experiences, celebrations of life, integrated, spiritual connectedness, and conscious awareness. These themes were consistently infused with an etheric essence that captured what was beneath the surface and at the heart of experience.
Today, that core essence persists and is always executed with joyous energy that mirrors back the forgotten perspectives of wholeness and loving compassion we can choose each moment.
I am a visual storyteller of sometimes hieroglyphic, braille-like imagery that is accessed via sixth sense perception of the subtle yet penetrating inner dimensions and at other times as an energetic fingerprint encapsulating hidden layers within its seeming simplicity.
Through inner vision, energy swirls and color emulsions reveal themselves to me, as if I am seeing things translucent and not solid – capturing the very essence of life.
As my own evolution progresses, so too does the evolution of my work, including the choices of mediums, the canvas sizes that speak to me, the particular subject matters that desire unleashing, the kaleidoscope of vibrant colors that reveal themselves, and even the painting process – all intuitively guided and honored each step of the way.
How I receive my inspired channelings is through the process of letting go and allowing myself to “experience.”
I have found that each piece creates a specific energy that has shifted my life in direct result of creating them – like Feng Shui imbues for any sacred space.
For me, painting has proven a most amenable vehicle for translating inner vision to outer reality.
My vivid, visionary portals of experience are what I refer to as “Heart Visions” – windows seen through the heart and infused with an integrated synergy of organic sensuality and etheric grace that creates “living art.”
These fearless “Heart Visions” are an eclectic tapestry of vulnerable creativity channeled from my heart’s imaginary foresight into the unseen realms, infusing each creation with visually encoded messages that provide transformative opportunity.
Mother Earth calls me to remember.
The Cosmos reminds me to believe.
The result is a weaving of ancient mysticism and innovative vision that integrates body, mind, heart and soul: a celebration of life’s mysteries, joy and beauty on canvas.
As a visionary artist, I have always been passionately obsessed with color and when I paint, I am always exploring and playing with vibrant combinations that you don’t always see, but are the way I “feel” them to be.
I may not have “tetrachomacy” like this article shares about, but my inner vision seems to be similar to how this rare eye condition provides the ability to see hues that aren’t visible to everyone.
This is a very cool article and I love how Concetta Antico is harnessing her rare gift to help colorblind people by sharing ways to retrain the brain to support color perception in her art classes that she teaches.
There is a rare condition that’s not fatal, but many artists would kill to have it. It is called tetrachomacy. Its main symptom is near-superhuman vision.
Impressionist painter Concetta Antico has tetrachomacy. When she examines a leaf, she sees a “mosaic of color,” not just shades of green.
“Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, turquoise, blue,” she says. In her line of work, this ‘disorder’ is a rare gift that produces extraordinary works of art.
Tetrachromats have more receptors in their eyes to absorb color, letting them see hues that are invisible to everyone else. The average person has three cones, or photoreceptor cells in the retina that control color vision and allow people to see up to a million colors. Tetrachromats have four cones, so they can detect nuances and dimensions of color…
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Another example of how art bridges all boundaries. We are each unique, but connected. This reminds you that you have a specific individual expression you are here to shine and to honor and recognize the same in all others. Thanks Segmation for sharing this!
Art mimics its creator.
The art project Humanae has a strong identity and global reach, just like its creator. The woman behind the art has a colorful lineage and resilient sense of self.
Angelica Dass is a photographer who set out on a mission to expose the myriad of identities, cultures and skin tones that exist throughout the world. The Humanae projectinvolves her taking a portrait of an individual and extracting an “11 by 11 pixel sample” of the person’s face. She matches the exact shade to Pantone’s elaborate color system. Then, she edits the picture so that this shade becomes the portrait’s backdrop.
When Dass aligns the pictures, she shines a light on what people often forget: no two people are exactly alike. With over 2,000 photographs, Humanae is revealing that two people might share a cultural heritage but are different in many other ways.
Nobody knows this…
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Love this post reblogged by Laura Bruno, and written by Jon Rappoport. As my motto is, “creating life as a work of art” – also the theme of my blog site, of course this speaks to the heart of me and what I believe in – that we are artists of life and to the degree you exercise your imagination, infused with heart, is to the degree your freedom is contracted or expanded, and limitations are created or removed.
In this short, yet powerful piece, Jon explores the important question: “What is freedom for?” He highlights two different responses to myth — the propagandizing of reality and the path of the artist. By embracing individuality and our own power to create, we can generate new worlds. Plural. Amidst the either/or choice of Pollyanna heads-in-the-sand or complete doom-and-gloom, I 100% agree that we have not just one other option, but multitudes of options. “There are no limits on imagination except those imposed by Self.” Brilliant post!
by Jon Rappoport
March 12, 2014
During the 20th century, awareness of human mythmaking grew to enormous proportions.
Looking back, it was obvious that cultures and civilizations had been inventing their own myths, before which they then bowed down.
This insight was then taken in two very different directions.
On the one hand, academics and psychologists drew the inference…
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