Overview: 12 feet tall x 40 feet long utilizing thirty 48″ X 48″ canvases. Twenty canvases are gallery wrapped, highest quality to withstand the test of time, six are custom birch wood, with holes drilled of various sizes and fully functioning doors on the backs. Four canvases are custom birch wood in order to carry the weight of over $140,000.00 of crushed precious and semi precious gemstones. The pearl gates are made from crushed Akoya, Japanese saltwater pearls! The painting incorporates thousands and thousands of dollars worth of highest quality Golden and Liquitex acrylic paints, 24K gold flake and leaf, and complete fiber optics set ups which illuminate God in a way never seen before in fine art. Customized sections of the painting give it the ability to move and bleed (Truth-The Hemorrhage of Pigs!), then returning to its natural state.
The painting initially appears as a religious painting alone, the final book of the bible, Revelation with seven magnificent scenes and sub-scenes labeled in various languages, yet underlying there is another painting of politics and corruption. Within the painting is the ancient and ongoing battle of good v.s evil, mysteries and messages embedded within the artwork which are not readily visible. The making of this painting has spanned nearly 15 years and will be released 2013. Upon the painting’s release, a stunning revelation will be revealed which ties this painting to current world events which was not discovered until 09/2009. Two other unknown mysteries of Revelation were also uncovered while creating this painting and have been missed throughout history! Please see the blogs for more detailed information about the making of this historical work of art created by one artist, and the photos as they are updated.
Upon the release of The Revelation Painting seven journals will also be released within 2014 which give an unusual first hand look inside the mind of an artist while visualizing and detailing each scene revealing the trials and tribulations of aspects required to make the painting. The Journal of Measures (and Numbers) details not only the transition of moving an idea to giant size, it also covers odd events regarding numbers associated with the painting. The Journal of Sketches reveals artwork from the conceptual stages and beyond. The stones used in the painting are discussed in a journal named: The Stones, and Truth-The Hemorrhage of Pigs! talks about the section of the painting which bleeds. Within The Journal of Acknowledgement participants are given an opportunity to express information to the world!
Places I Would Like To Visit
World-wide exposure to the arts in many regions dealing personally to obtain supplies for this historical painting. My endeavor is to help bring knowledge around the globe of not only the beauty of arts all over the world but to help people understand that profound inspiration exist in a world not so far from their own! My first stop...Africa!
Art Forms And Cultures I Would Like To Engage With
Global participation in The Revelation Painting.
For the past twelve years there has been silent participation from all over the globe to complete this work of fine art; what I consider to be a "global effort". The ultimate endeavor is to bring a sense of unity through visual peace by bringing to light the beauty of natural resources, therefore the people of that region or area. Mysteries of Revelation which have pulled at the threads of many genius human beings are revealed within the painting as well. Seven journals will accompany this massive work of art. Nothing like this has ever been done in art or the history of mankind!
My Creative Influences & Favorite Artists
The Philosophy of the Revelation Painting
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language distinguished from other ways of addressing fundamental questions (such as mysticism, myth, or the arts) by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. The word "Philosophy" comes from the Greek φιλοσοφία [philosophia], which literally means "love of wisdom". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy
As noted in the definition of philosophy:
A simple and profound question to ask yourself is simply, why am I here? The Revelation Painting helps to bring to light an answer to that question by subjecting the viewer to a combination of factors that overlap in the world we live in. In order to see why we are here, we have to see the world around us. There is a significant difference in “seeing” and understanding, it is a global effect. We can look at every single detail but miss the entire forest because of the trees. To understand, for example how the forest survives, you must understand the delicate balance of life but you cannot think that you understand if you do not see the “big” picture, otherwise it is no less than walking around blind with 20/20 vision!
How the problems in the philosophy are addressed throughout The Revelation Painting is approached through certainly what would be termed an unconventional route. Artist throughout history have used their talent to help their audience see life through a perspective very different from what they are accustom. People are attracted to the different view of the world gazing through the artist’s eyes mainly because it is an escape from the world they are used to or literally trapped within. The world of imagination can take anyone as far as they would like to go whether it is by their own hand, or that of an artist. Often times an artist’ endeavor is to achieve a connection with the viewer.
Difficulty arises through expression whether it be an idea, placing a shadow correctly within a work of art, or most often bringing an idea to reality. Historically the renowned artists are those who were able to achieve a connection with people through their art and master the difficulties associated, hence the “Masters”. The Revelation Painting’s effort to master difficulties of projecting ideas to vision and within the painting is a core network projecting the delicate balance of life in an unconventional manner. The blogs, journals and information associated with the painting was designed to help the viewer understand the complexity of the unseen network within the forest of this massive painting.
Thank you for the comments on my latest Artwork buddy, yeah, I think that Art is kind of like music with pictures, and you can usually tell who did it just by listening or looking.
Thank you so much my friend,
P.S. It's took me awhile, but now, I know my favorite style of Artwork: Abstract :>)
Thank you for the comments on my artwork,I'm honored and grateful.I will go to my "portfolio,"(I love saying and writing that word,Portfolio!) LOL,in the past it was "just drawings in a folder,you know?"
Okay,here we go my friend:
This one,I call: "Pot o Flowers," The media I used was paint brushes,and Ink(pens,) date completed: 7/27/07.
I love ink pens!!! hee-hee. I want a set of calligraphy pens some day,these I used here,are just you ordinary,non fancy types ;>)
this one is called: "Two Faiths,one Messiah" The media is Ink , date completed: 1/2008
I used regular sketch paper for alot of my inks,but finally figured out to get heavier sketch paper,because it weakened some of the drawings.
Shame on you Rev.,for working on "other things!" I'm just kidding you know? I do it all the time.
I just look at it as practice you know? Sometimes,I'm one of those terribly irritating people who smile at you with that cheese grin,and say,"take that frown,and turn it upside down!"
Other times,I just think those kind of folks are horribly irritating,and a pain in the tush to be around! ;>P
Those paintings are beautiful,so your time was well,well spent,my very creative Artist friend!
Sending Love,and Peace,
Thank you very much for your warm comment: )
I'm so happy to hear you liked the photo. It was my Butoh teacher Mr.Yukio Waguri's performance, and the piece was inspired from the picture of Max Ernst. I'll work with him again in December. I hope you can see it!
Hello, Thanks for your interest. You caught me at a very busy time. My projects are all coming due with the next couple of weeks. I will certainly send you some pictures and share some stories when time opens up. If you are interested check out our Art and Leadership project at www.theflowproject.org (we just got the site up and it is under construction.) Thanks