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6th and 7th Levels
detail, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36
While studying various eastern belief systems, I began to notice a connection between Prakritic Hindu beliefs and the practice of "automatic" drawing or painting.
Automatic drawing was pioneered by Andre Masson and later used by artists such as Salvador Dali, Picasso, Joan Miro, Arp and others. The principle is to create the foundation of abstract or surreal works by drawing blindfolded or with eyes closed in order to capture more subconscious movements or messages and bring them into the conscious world. Works are then edited and honed down for their best composition.
In Prakritic Hinduism (and other beliefs) there are 7 planes of existence, the 7th being our real, physical world, what is called the "objective plane". The 6th plane is the subconscious, the dream world.
By drawing on the subconcious mind and bringing that energy onto the objective plane through automatic drawing methods, I'm creating a series of pieces that utilize both my subconscious and conscious mind.