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Inspiration and Imagination

Gravitational Art is God's not Pollock's



Inspiration and Imagination

Gravitational Art will brighten your world. It will inspire you and the people around you to succeed, to be innovative, and to think of new creative solutions to problems. It will fill your space with positive healing energy, capable of transforming the heart and mind to be creative, and feel good. The creative energy of Gravitational Art will transform your workplace or home into a world filled with color, movement, and the power of the imagination. Imagination inspires creative innovation. Innovation to succeed in a global economy. Mayan Eruption, 48 x 36

When I first discovered Gravitational Art, one of my favorite parts of the process was listening to what other people saw in the finished paintings. I love listening to the stories people tell about the art. At first I thought this was just an interesting byproduct of the abstract colorful nature of the paintings, the way children can see a million different things in the clouds. But after hearing hundreds of people tell me their stories, I realize that the effect of Gravitational Art is much deeper. Gravitational Art unlocks the subconscious, and connects people to their imagination, to their innermost creative self, that part of us that is curious, inquisitive, intuitive, and relishes problem solving. The paintings work like advanced Rorschach inkblots. With the viewer creating a story inspired by the picture, based on past experiences. But the paintings do more than inspire the imagination. They contain the energy of the universe. They are frozen gravity. The movement of the planet spinning through the universe trapped for you to see and feel. The power of gravity trapped on your wall will transform your space, and inspire you and the people around you to create new ideas and discover new ways of thinking, because of your increased creative energy.

Brainstorm, 24 x 30 Gravitational Art inspires people. The energy trapped on the canvas unlocks the creative subconscious by connecting the mind to the powerful forces of nature that reside deep within us. The energy that lives in our spinning planet is trapped in every canvas. That energy exists in our mental space. It affects us all. Whether we recognize it or not, it affects each person differently. The energy in the canvas projects into the space it fills. The subtle surface movement mimics the movement of nature. Think of it as a microcosm of plate tectonics. The creative energy living within the planet lives in the paintings. It enlivens the space it inhabits. It unlocks a doorway to our dreams. All people dream, but not all people remember their dreams. Gravitational Art awakens your creative subconscious making a pathway to your dreaming mind. Connected to your dreams, your imagination is alive, and it will inspire innovation.

Success requires innovation. Innovation takes imagination. Imagination inspires people to create new ideas, invent new solutions to problems, and discover new ways of doing things. This is exactly what Gravitational Art is. It is more than just a new style of painting. It is a portal to the imagination. It is a doorway to the subconscious and the images the human mind sees in the movement of colors. Each person creates their own story, and imagines their own picture, as the energy trapped in the canvas invites the viewer to invent their own world as they view the painting. For those who donít feel connected to the paintings they will hardly even notice they are there. The positive energy of Gravitational Art will work on them on a subconscious level, as the colorful movement of the paintings is seen by the subconscious mind, and brightens up the living space even for those of us whose world is dull and gray. They will inspire creativity in people who donít consider themselves creative. Blessing in Disguise, 30 x 40

Cosmic Dancer, 36 x 60 This is why Gravitational Art is perfect for the modern workplace or home. The paintings contain an enormous amount of positive energy and they are noninvasive. Some people will be inspired to be creative by the color and movement, while other people will barely know they are there. The positive energy in the movement and color combinations has the ability to induce a good mood, whether people engage them or not. For those who are ill, or do not get to be outside much, the paintings have a healing energy, originating from their natural feeling forms. Because the paintings do not offend people easily, and inspire some people to be creative and feel better, they will bring a positive energetic feel to your workplace or home, making your space beautiful, your team, friends, and family more creative, and your business more successful. If you are looking for innovation, want to inspire people around you to discover creative solutions, need the people around you to feel good, and want your world to be filled with movement and color, your answer is Gravitational Art. With the power of the universe hanging on your walls, expand your imagination. Invent your own future. Become what you dream. Gravitational Art will inspire your imagination to innovation, your heart to creativity, and you to make your dreams come alive.

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Gravitational Art is God's not Pollock's

It is true that I use Jackson Pollockís painting technique to create Gravitational Art. The mechanization of the body creating fractal patterns on the canvas mimics forms found in nature, and looks much like looking up at the sky through tree branches. His process is truly inspiring, but Jackson Pollock and I paint very different paintings. Jackson Pollock talked about using the mechanization of the body to create forms that are found in nature, but his paintings are a mirror to the nature of the human bodyís movement, as much as they are reflections of the natural world. Using sweeping arm movements, as he threw paint at the canvas and dripped thin lines over each other, there always remained a trace of himself as the creator. His lines remain distinctly his own, and the movement of his body is evident in each line. He let each layer dry, and built up a montage of splatters and lines to mimic the forms found in nature. He never fully relinquished his control over the final outcome of the painting. This is the leap that Gravitational Art makes. I use Pollockís technique to create fractal patterns, mimicking the forms found in nature, and then I paint until the paint is so thick it starts to move to the middle, and fall over the edges. I paint until there is no trace left of the lines I have madeóuntil the lines are no longer my own, but Godís. Sun God, 36 x 48

As the paint begins to move, the patterns and colors I have used compress in the middle and stretch on the edges, so what we get to see is a frozen record of gravity, moving over time. This process relies on mild temperatures to give the paint ample time to move, and as it dries the cracks that open up reveal the colors that were used to make the effects in the top layers. This reliance on the natural movement of the paint, the air temperature for slow drying, and cracking that reveals a deeper layer of the painting, is a leap of faith. It takes the ideas that Pollock had about what painting should be a step further. The paintings now are not just a mirror to nature, but actually contain the power of nature. Gravity is frozen in the canvas. The Mechanization of the body becomes the mechanization of the planet, and the paint is a record of the natural forces that allow us to live here.

In Pollockís painting there always remains some piece of himself. The lines are distinctly human. As the mechanization of the body attempts to capture natural forms, there is inevitably deformation of the lines, and pieces which are broken or have large bubbles of paint attached to them. Though this could be said to mimic nature in its own way, as many things in nature form with irregularities, it is a part of Pollockís process that reveals the human element that is evident when trying to capture nature.

These particular imperfections are themselves destroyed by the movement of the paint in Gravitational Art. Instead the imperfections we do see are vast fissures that open up in the canvas. Cracks that reveal a deeper nature, that could be said to be no imperfection at all, just as a river or a canyon would not be said to be an imperfection on the land. In Gravitational Art the final lines are formed by the movement of the paint, not the movement of the body.

Cosmic Dancer, 36 x 60 So where Jackson Pollock revealed manís inability to truly capture the essence of nature through the mechanization of the body, he succeeded in showing manís imperfection when compared to the intricate perfection in the systems of nature. Gravitational Art shows us Godís perfection. It truly mimics the forms found in nature, by progressing the style that Jackson Pollock created. In Gravitational Art the mechanization of the body that is used to create fractal patterns that mimic nature, is then itself defeated by the movement of the paint. As the paint moves under the force of gravity, the imperfections that were once evident in my painting process are covered over by the collapsing pool of paint. The painting is no longer mine, But Godís. I have no control over the final outcome of the painting. It is simply a matter of time, temperature, gravity, and faith. As I watch the paint dry in wonder over several days, the beauty of the universe is revealed to me. When the painting is done, I am no longer the creator. The Creator of the universe that lives within all things, God has shown his face on the surface of the canvas, and I just marvel in awe at this beauty. There is no way to recreate a single piece of Gravitational Art, because the movement and the cracks that form are completely unique to each piece. I can copy a Pollock, a Van Gogh, a Picasso, or even a Renoir, but I can not copy a single piece of Gravitational Art. Each one is a gift from God, and I am thankful.

Published in Synchronized Chaos magazine, Sept 2011

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