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ARTMONEY – A GLOBAL CURRENCY WITH A COLLECTIVE HEART

In VISUAL ART by Lars Kraemmer16 Comments

Imagine a world in which everyone can make their own money. All bills are 18 x 12 cm. You can use it as real money to buy food. In fact, Artmoney was invented in 1997 as an art project aiming at cleaning up the filthy path of real money with the broom of art. The utopian hope was to create a platform, where all people are worth the same, and anyone could make their own money gain freedom from financial slavery.

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THE INFINITY NET

In VISUAL ART by Joe LamportLeave a Comment

Article about the painter Yayoi Kusama: Each part of the cosmos is reflective of the whole, like the sparkling jewels in Indra’s Net, our capacity to experience this infinitude eventually becomes exceedingly clear and unhindered. Connecting the dots, from Indra’s Net to the Infinity Nets, the fabric of the universe can be perceived and experienced as one and the same.

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ARTIST OF LIFE

In VISUAL ART by Patrick Deason2 Comments

I am facing the loss of an old friend and she is, by turns, weak and failing and then blooming with renewed energy. The spark in her eyes returned as bright as ever. The ebb and flow so remarkable and yet so sudden as to question my role in this play. Who am I to decide when pain and suffering is too much to bear?

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THE BEAUTY OF TRANSMISSION: A STUDENT, AN ASSISTANT AND A LIVING NATIONAL TREASURE

In VISUAL ART by Dorrit WagnerLeave a Comment

In South Korea the government supports skilled craftsmen financially, so they can focus solely on their arts and crafts during their productive years. Han Sang-Soo was such a living treasure, designated by the Cultural Heritage Administration – exactly number 80 out of many fine craftsmen and women mastering various arts. She died a few years ago, having worked 60 years with embroidery.

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EINSAMKEIT

In VISUAL ART by Irmi AumeierLeave a Comment

These paintings Einsamkeit were done long ago, and it started one day I was feeling this conglomeration of fear, sadness and resignation, so deeply that I locked myself up in my studio for several weeks, to not be distracted by anything and able to face things directly.

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SPACE TO REFLECT

In VISUAL ART by Deborah Anne QuibellLeave a Comment

Each day, carve a moment to reflect, to find the vast, blue stillness within you. Don’t trip on the obstacles. There is a part of you that knows the way. Just nod and follow. Each time you return here, You will receive a radiant and warm welcome. You’ve been awaiting your own arrival, quietly preparing with attentiveness and love.

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IN HIDDEN WORLDS: THREE PHOTOSUPREMATIST ARTISTS

In VISUAL ART by Douglas J. PenickLeave a Comment

Three contemporary Hungarian artists, Balint Szombathy, Aniko Robitz, and Minyo Szert have been exploring the worlds hidden within the surface of perceptual phenomena. In very different ways, using fixed images derived from photographic and telephotographic processes, they uncover and give us new and very different worlds.

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WORKING WITH BUDDHA IMAGES

In VISUAL ART by Hildy Maze5 Comments

I have used the iconic image of the Buddha as a way to represent both the vast view of ultimate truth and as the container of relative truth along with the inherent qualities of the effect of oil on paper. The paper will age, become fragile.

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JUST AS MIST ON A MIRROR FADES

In VISUAL ART by Martha BoydenLeave a Comment

In collaboration with a video developer, musician and composer, the movements allows for the transforming, dissolving of forms and ground creating a spacious reflecting mandala that attempts to mirror the motivation of the original intent of Martha’s paintings and textures.

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MANDALA ART AS THERAPY

In VISUAL ART by Vered Bar6 Comments

A year ago I was hospitalized and created a new mandala each day for healing purposes. It helped me calm my mind, and each day the mandalas improved as well as my health, an amazing parallel healing process, both physical and spiritual from the very deep tissue level.

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ART CLASS & AUSPICIOUS CONNECTIONS

In VISUAL ART by Martha BoydenLeave a Comment

On the first day I decided to see if they were able to handle an open expanse, not to give them direction. They had received many arts and crafts lessons creating marvelous things but had always worked within given perimeters. What I wanted was for them to explore their own imaginings.

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VAJRASATTVA DREAMING

In VISUAL ART by Martha BoydenLeave a Comment

Vajrasattva Dreaming is a painting that took over a year to create. Combined with video, poetry and music, together with the composition gives your mind a chance to fly freely and be used in many different ways: meditation, phases of dying, dancing and concerts. Enjoy this multi-media experience.

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ABOUT LIGHT

In VISUAL ART by Viera Collaro2 Comments

In the installation artist and painter Viera Collaro’s artistic universe, light, color, space and reflexes have center stage. The light is the overall force. Clear and poetic, the works beam at the viewer and offer a boundary removing room for thought.

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PAINTER MONICA RITON

In VISUAL ART by Monica Riton2 Comments

When I paint it is easy in the beginning, then there is often a period of struggle. Suddenly a flow comes and its so easy, sometimes even like someone else is painting. To me there is parallels with painting and meditation, says the Swedish painter Monica Riton.