Art & Wisdom

Art begins in your imagination. The imagination is an inner world that is inaccessible to other people's sight. They might see a mood, or something, reflected in your face, but they can't understand the visions happening in your head. The creative person translates their vision into a work of art. If it is saturated with feeling, it may come alive powerfully for people. When art is shared with an audience, taking it out of the studio and putting it into the collective, people ask, "what does this mean?" and the collective interprets the art object. A new way of making art might signal a new way of thinking and being. That's how art can uplift an individual and their culture. When the collective sees this 'new way,' then they model a higher world. This is how creativity is an evolutionary force. ⠀ ⠀ Featured art: ‘Parabola’ animation in collaboration with Tool by @alexgreycosm ⠀ Thank you @adamjones_tv @toolmusic @puscifer
Artistic discipline ⠀ ⠀ The only way to formal inventiveness and technical ability is to work and work, studying and perfecting the craft. Artists discover unique features of their medium that contribute to actualizing their personal vision. A well-crafted work of art requires discipline. Devotional labor lavished on a work of art radiates love and care to the viewer. ⠀ ⠀ On the other hand, a work that only affirms inherited or preexisting forms and techniques lacks an essential ingredient of the highest art. Technique is just the way to arrive at a statement. Great art is a concentration of transformative insight into skillful and original forms. ⠀ ⠀ Featured art: ‘Artist at Work 1’ (1997) by @alexgreycosm, 8 x 12 in., charcoal, ink, gouache on paper.
Virtual Art Church: Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine⠀ ⠀ When | Tonight, 8 pm EST >> Link in bio ⠀ ⠀ We are each physically made by the loving unity of Mother and Father. The imagining of our highest possibility means embracing the balance of forces within us and As our primal identity is beyond gender Love is the Universal Religion, Art is Universal Religious Expression.⠀ ⠀ Mysticism is the primary religious experience whose chief emissary is Art. Creativity is the taproot of the Sacred. Creativity is sacred behavior. Creation = Love.⠀ ⠀ Featured art: ‘World Soul’ (1991-93) by @alexgreycosm
Art is communion of one soul to another, offered through the symbolic language of form and content. An artist creates a sensible form, through harmonious use of the medium (paint, clay, music, and so on), which expresses content by subject and feeling. We absorb subtle energetic sustenance and probably neural rewiring, from the balance of formal means and expressive ends. Art expands the appreciator's consciousness by providing a glimpse into the hearts and minds of the strange beautiful imagination. Art can be nutrition for the soul. The soul is a deep sacred thing and cannot thrive on junk food. ⠀ ⠀ Featured art: ‘Aya Angel’ (2002) by @alexgreycosm
When an artist discovers their favorite medium, it is like a Gift from heavenly forces conspiring with you. I like to draw and keep a sketchbook handy to make little notes and scribbles of ideas every day. The dozens and dozens of sketchbooks are the birthplace of most every work of art I’ve ever made. Drawing is the most direct and personal way of channeling your inner artist. To bring forward highly spiritual art, artists aspire to serve the divine with their creations. When artists are at the service of divine love, they become the perfect medium. ⠀ ⠀ Featured art: ‘The Gift’ by @alexgreycosm
Seeing is an activity, an action channeling consciousness through the eyes, engaging the heights and depths of being.⠀ ⠀ New ‘The Seer’ blankets now available in the CoSM shop! Link in bio⠀ ⠀ Featured art: ‘The Seer’ (2018), by @alexgreycosm, 16 x 20 in., acrylic on wood panel.
Virtual Art Church⠀ ⠀ Join us for a discussion on the Divine Feminine & Sacred Masculine.⠀ The Divine Feminine and the Sacred Masculine are archetypes of holy possibility for the sexes attaining their greatest potential. To realize planetary transformation and justice for all, gender balance is fundamental. Art Church this May will offer an examination of the archetypes and stereotypes that define the evolution of human sexuality.⠀ ⠀ When | Friday, May 22nd, @ 8pm est⠀ Where | Link in bio⠀ ⠀ Featured art: 'Holy Grail' by @alexgreycosm, 2008, 12 x 12 in., acrylic on canvas.
Each moment, every sound, vision, taste, smell, and feeling, is a brilliant creation, dynamically colored with emotion and meaning. The soul's eye of our imagination is what all of sacred art shares, a culturally hewn portal or lens on Holy Reality. What we see with our soul depends on where we look. The soul is a lens through which multidimensional reality comes into focus. The Creative Imagination is tapped into Heaven. All mystic visionary artworks are lenses aimed at Divinity. ⠀ ⠀ Featured art: ‘Third Eye Tears of Joy’ (2014) by @alexgreycosm, 24 x 30 in., acrylic on linen.
Participate in 🌟What’s Next 🌟 an all-day, virtual conference and discussion on May 17th, highlighting Mental Health Awareness month and the principles of permaculture, positive psychology, community, health & vision. • @allysongreycosm, myself, @chris_dyer, and @amandasage will be discussing The "Visions" Behind Visionary Art from 3:05 pm - 4:05 pm PST (6:05 pm - 7:05 pm EST). Moderated by Stephen Brooks. • VIEW DETAILS + FULL SCHEDULE 👉 ecoversity.org/whatsnext
The shaman and yogi consciously work with a realm of invisible helper beings who influence our minds through subtle (or obvious) promptings, and through synchronicities. Artists may also work with these forces, though less consciously. If we wish to improve our art we must upgrade our spiritual lives and become more in touch with the direction of higher powers. What methods and practices of mediumship are available to help us engage with the Spirit World most successfully? Let us imagine that most effective relationships with subtle beings would enhance our own health and spiritual development while helping us manifest our highest creative offerings.⠀ ⠀ Angels are purified beings who instantly follow God’s bidding. Angels are the medium through which God’s creative light reaches our imagination and influences our lives. The more open we are to receiving the messages and blessed visions of the angelic, deva and dakini realm of celestial helper beings, the more able we will be to serve the divine with our creations.⠀ ⠀ Featured art: ‘Kiss of the Muse’ drawing by @alexgreycosm
God makes love to us through the Visionary Mystical experience, opening our spiritual eye to the beauty of creation. Mystic Art provides a means for both artist and viewer to align with the creative force and unite with God through contemplation of Cosmic symbolism. We reflect on visionary art, in order to glimpse the Divine Imagination and align ourselves with God. Beauty attracts us by the shine of the divine – it’s God that’s the true magnet in Beauty.⠀ ⠀ Featured art: ‘Cosmic Christ’ (1999/2000) detail by @alexgreycosm
When our daughter Zena was 7 years old she asked me, “Why do all of your self-portraits look so serious?” Realizing that in previous drawings I was being self-critical, this probably resulted in my darker expressions. So it became my challenge to draw a smiling self-portrait, and this was the first result. Over the years I have done it occasionally, and, if nothing else, it is an amazing exercise just to stare into a mirror and sincerely smile at yourself, attempting to generate and capture a positive acceptance of oneself. ⠀ ⠀ Featured art: ‘The Imp of Inspiration’ 1996 drawing by @alexgreycosm
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