When I painted this, I didn’t know what the meaning of most of the imagery was. It was spontaneous and I painted whatever came to mind. I’ve not painted anything else remotely similar to this before or after. This is literally a time capsule -- a message to my future self… because only now, decades later, do I fully appreciate what it means. Is it a fluke, a random chance that all this deeply meaningful symbolism just happens to be all together in one painting? It speaks to the future, of gaining knowledge and remembering -- to what I would eventually discover about the current system -- the prison -- we live in today both physically and spiritually, our possible ancestry and manipulation of our DNA -- damage to the ‘Tree of Life’, the conscious and unconscious mind -- the bridge between the right and left hemispheres of the brain and the doorway to the ‘underworld’ through our pineal gland… the transitory nature of our physical existence… the fractal, holographic multiverse -- ‘as above so below’… and so much more.
Acrylic on paper. 1990
Digitally enhanced. Approx. size: 9 x 12 inches
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What is the dream and what is real? The mind can't tell the difference.
Personally, I think we're all matter/energy converters.