Oh yeah, magic and alchemy indeed. This batch of spray blasting has really brought out some new looks, some intensely rich colors, both of a more vibrant nature and also some works that are more subdued. Tried some different things with the actual analog blasting and photographing and also some new things on the digital side. The results are pretty damn cool, lol. At least to me. This grouping of three is one of two such groupings of pieces that all share some feeling, some similar characteristics.
The all have a very “human” thing going in them and they seem somewhat “shamanic” in nature to me. Electric Natives. Alchemists. Magicians. But natives of what? Well, we’re all natives baby. Native to the earth. Native to spirit. Native to being human.
I’m digging the energy in these. Actually I’m digging most all this new series of work as it seems to be richer and more dynamic. But of course, I tend to feel that about most of the work I do, lol.
So my fellow travelers and psychonautic adventurers lets get to the visual stuff…
Here’s “ELECTRIC NATIVE 1”
Dark and vibrant. Smooth electric vibrations and textured energy fields surrounding the entity in the center. Magic spells? Perhaps. Do you believe in magic? Changing lead into gold? Creativity is magical although it is also the result of just “doing” and some other habits you can develop. The randomness that is at the center of the process that defines this work is a magical thing. It is very much an act of co-creation with the energy of the universe, the goddess playing in the petrochemicals and the electrons. The subatomic world working in co-creation with the physical world.
Here’s “ELECTRIC NATIVE 2″…
Brighter, that intense red with the yellow energy swirling around it. A lighter colored piece but with the same intensity. Psychedelic visions. Peyote dreams. Grab the mushrooms, Daffy, we’re off to see the Shaman, the wonderful shaman of Oz…. The Duck will of course want in on that action.
Here’s “ELECTRIC NATIVE 3″….
Oh yeah. That center area is just delicious. The intensity of the orange and the depth and glow in that aqua blue. A high energy piece, set against the darkness of rich blacks and blues. Big vibrations. Quarks at play in the sub atomic universe, playing in the field of all possibilities. Juicy, trippy fun.
As always, your opinions, wild ideas and well thought out critiques along with mad ravings are eagerly looked forward to by the overworked staff here at The Square. Enjoy and be safe.
Yours in exploring the possible,
P.S. To that delicious dish and extraordinary spirit that enchants, informs, teaches and inspires this man, I can only say thank you baby.