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Interview with Alex Grey

What's your personal mantra?

The great Tibetan teacher Namkhai Norbu introduced me to the Dzogchen Buddhist mantra AH which one visualizes as a white letter in your heart and identifies with as primordial awareness outside of time and boundless in expanse.  Also, I like the seed syllables of all the Buddhas, OM - AH - HUNG, which you visualize in your head as a white OM, your neck as a red AH, and your heart as a blue HUNG.  When synchronized with your breath as "vajra breathing" it helps affirm your own Buddha nature...

What does the role of Artist mean to you?

The Artist is a tiny reflection of the One Creative Spirit that generates and is all realities.  God creates the cosmos with love.  God is the creator of the unfinished masterpiece, "Time/Space Continuum," which each of us helps co-create.  The artist faces the blank canvas and invents new realities, and in a very tiny microcosmic way this reflects the macrocosm.  The highest art aligns us with the "Divine Imagination," as Blake called it, and empowers our Soul, catalyzing our path to becoming the greatest person we can be.

 What is the driving force behind your creativity?

LOVE.

What transformative experiences have influenced your life and how has that manifested in your work?

My artwork is a way to share the transformative experiences, so it would be better to look at my books or website to get a full idea, but I can say the co-incidence of meeting my wife Allyson 33 years ago on the same night as my first LSD trip was the turning point for me.  I would never have done the Sacred Mirrors without her to inspire them and all the paintings celebrate our love and journey together.

How long does it take you on average to complete a piece of work, and do you ever do several pieces simultaneously?

I've been working for several years on the painting, "Net of Being."  2 years on the World Soul sculpture.  One year each on Cosmic Christ, and Nature of Mind.  Then there are paintings I do in one night, live painting events that last 3 to 6 hours.  I try not to work on many pieces at once but that is part of the reason why Net of Being has taken so long.

Why should people check out your work?

Because my intention is to plant a seed of liberation in the mind stream of the viewer.

How does your work affect Consciousness, and what are your views on the evolution of consciousness?

I've noticed various stages of receptivity to my art.  The work points to a mystic core of truth at the heart of all wisdom traditions and affirms an integral universal spirituality.  If you have ever had a mystical experience you will understand my work immediately, if not it may take awhile.  The human species is evolving and waking up to our self-destructive bender called materialism and the 20th century.  Human evolution will allow access to dormant visionary physiology that allows us to see clearly, to more easily see when people are lying, and to recognize the common heart of love behind all our dualistic thoughts.

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Interview with Floria Sigismondi

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What's your personal mantra?

 In order to find ourselves we must destroy ourselves.

What does the role of the Artist mean to you?

To pose questions that offer alternate ways of looking at things and situations. My overall direction can change through time, but the quest for personal truth is the reason I create.  To create with no self censorship.  I learn more about myself through creating. It doesn't matter what medium really...take it all away and i will draw in the sand with a stick.

What is the driving force behind your creativity? 

Passion has always filled my art... to be able to translate my feelings and emotions into celluloid. I was made to create and have dedicated mylife to it as far back as I remember. I learned passion from my father,who at 82 is still an opera singer with unwavering dedication. 

What transformative experiences have influenced your life and how has that manifested in your work?

The birth of my daughter in October 2004. Making a human has been the biggest rewarding and challenging thing I've ever done. My most personal work. I've learned a lot from her… of mortality and how fragile life is. She forces me to live in the present. I look at simple things with complex questions, which is a refreshing way to look at life when everything around us can look so dark.

How long does it take you on average to complete a piece of work, and do you ever do several pieces simultaneously?

It varies depending on the intensity of the project.  Sometimes an hour, sometimes it takes years.  I am always working on projects simultaneously. A music video takes me an average of 3 to 4 weeks to completion.

Why should people check out your work?

I look at the world through the eyes of an outsider, so I see beauty in unexpected places. I like to challenge what the idea of beauty is - to offer alternatives to the corporate ones, which are very narrow and by some strange incarnation has become part of this countries culture.

How does your work affect Consciousness, and what are your views on the evolution of consciousness?

I think the planet as a whole is becoming more conscious - conscious of who we are, how we affect the earth - the people around us. I definitely think there is a large power at work numbing these feelings and awareness through media and pharmaceuticals, but I believe we are stronger than they are. We must take our power back and realize we are many, they are few. Will is stronger than money.

 

 

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