:: My Cosmic Salvic Vision Can Only Come Alive In This World (Human Visions #3) ::

Salvic Voyager     Dancing    Dive     Blood     Bridge     Vision

:: 2019 :: 30cm x 90cm :: Acrylics, Inks and Markers on Canvas ::

The third artwork in the ongoing 'Human Visions' series, produced for a 2019 exhibition called 'Fêlures et Lumière' at Atelier Gustave in Paris, in which I have chosen to make use of old sketches in a new way, going back to my roots to strike out in new directions. In 2010, I produced a series of sketches for a series of longform portrait artworks, which were to evoke a number of foundational visionary experiences that have lived within me for many years, often from the time before I became an artist, and which I had never fully addressed in my arts practice.

The imagery in this artwork represents an homage to the Mexican entheogenic herb salvia divinorum, which I worked with intensely in the years 2004-08, and which produced many sketches, paintings and digital works as part of the :: salviaspace :: project. This work evokes an intense salvia vision in which I experienced an entering into what I understood as the Heart of the Sky. The title recalls my strong feeling about visionary experiences that, no matter how cosmic or divorced from reality they may seem, they have to be integrated into one's life: a vision which remains abstract or held in some separate divine realm, rather than being brought into the world, is a vision wasted.

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