Thursday, February 25, 2016

the Leader of Illusions/hierophant

“It’s better to fail in originality, than succeed in imitation.” ~Herman Melville
Buddha beneath the lotus  
One must not imitate what one wants to create. 
- Georges Braque

Thursday, February 18, 2016

On the lost Trail 
The essential for a Zen painter means a manner of being in the deepest sense and not, as for us, a manner of doing. For them it means fusion in the life of the cosmos... 

Andre Masson

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Oil painting for Taos Astrologer Rex Estell 

Inseparable from magical speculation about words is the theory of vibrations, which supposes that certain sounds have a powerful acoustic impact on both the physical and astral worlds. That vibrations do in fact govern sound is confirmed by physics which teach us that sound originates when molecules begin to vibrate and trigger off a wave formed by sympathetic vibration of neighboring molecules. 

Magic: An Occult Primer 
David Conway

Friday, February 5, 2016

    Pluto Transit at The Observatory, 15 S Howard St, Spokane 

Besides being an artist, I'm a detective investigating the collective unconsciousness. 

Many of my paintings test the surrealistic method of automatic painting.  This trial employs the force of the subconscious to reveal images. Usually the expectation of creating a picture follows the gravitational pull from brain, to a sketch to the painting. These steps match and complete the artist's will in one magnetic stream.. however surrealism exercises a different kind of intention and will. Surrealism requires tuning into the dreaming brain like a radio that's receptive to lots of channels. 

Our most religious and animistic part of the brain can be stimulated by treating any surface or background as if Rorschach spilled ink everywhere. Some found images will share the same space and time together, like a bird's head with a human body. 

One has to keep an eye on their amygdala and the persuasive ability it has to produce fear during these experiments. Fear will keep you from your best future self ..and after all everything is you.. including your shadow.  

itchell lut