We've been birthed into this mystery of time and space.
Each of us building our unique brand of consciousness, while in this temporal form.
A merging of positivity and negativity, we start as innocent vessels, programmed by our genetics, environment, and surrounding bodies. Our ancestral origins and infantile existence has been completely out of our control. With time and experience, many of us come to know how brutally unjust reality can be to the majority of people and environments, the overwhelming hostility that plagues so many. Most of us are slaves to a system which destroys and consumes, forcing us to do the same in this matrix of entrapment. Yet all the while we continue to learn and build upon past era's of human civilization, developing information and extraordinary means of living to ensure our future survival on this planet. Blessed with our brains and bodies potent with emotion and the ability to reason, analyze, and measure. All of which results in the ongoing modulation of our worlds, in both awe inspiring and awful ways.
The power of imagination is our connection to the divine. A seemingly infinite realm that plays its part in every invention, philosophy, and concept humanity has spawned into existence. The pandora's box of our consciousness. We bare witness and participate in our ever expanding and exponentially accelerating evolution. As time spirals forward , we continue the battle against outdated social programming, institutions of oppression, all conceived by virtues of fear, ignorance, tyranny and greed. Growing numbers of human populace realize we are more then capable of functioning symbiotically with this planet, and with each other. It starts with each of us individually expanding our ability to reason and feel, to live a life willed by the hands of love, reason, and cooperation. Painting is an activity that embraces the sacred act of willing a concept into being. Art is a reflection of and a way of worshiping this infinitely complex, awesome, largely unknown universe.
My Process: Initially I put willful intentions into an overarching idea, yet let the composition come forth through the initially strokes. Bits of imagery may surface in my imagination along this train of thought . I begin application with this willful intent, utilizing music/media, and silence slipping into mental narratives, to facilitate/inform my intuition and emotions, applying paint to establish the abstract forms, color, and space. Conversing back and forth with observation and application, churning into existence concrete visual ideas, inspired/sourced from my first hand experiences in various states of consciousness (visualized meditations, day n night dreams, entheogenic travels:), nature, occult ideologies/symbols, and historical event/figures. I attempt to source most of the imagery from my imagination/memory, though never hesitate using a photo reference to get my painting wherever it needs to get going. EVERYTHING on the canvas, subject to change/growth visually and contextually. The painting goes where it must, morphing and changing, for as much time as it needs. As time spirals forward it crystalizes, revealing its true self to me. With every new painting I seek to expand my craftsmanship, to deliver novel and seeking refined/complex subject matter. My journey is meant to inform, confront darkness, heal, inspire, and ultimately spread the messages of multi-dimensional love.
Stay inspired friends, Ronald Feghali published 8/13/13 edited 12/16/14