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carl fairweather

the gaia earth dream 2

This work is a mix of ideas,the main theme being 'The Land'and our relation to it,i wanted to illustrate the Gaia concept,were everything is connected through the land,I also wanted to illustrate the MotherEarth concept,Earth as Mother,and the relationship Between Women and Earth,this work was done in carchol,I used black n white to convey the duality of Dark'n'light and to give the work a more of a earthy substance,kinda like native American sand painting.Aborignal art was also a big influance,the idea of the Dreamtime,the ancient etc.

symbols from the earth dream

This work, in concept deals with dreaming and symbolism, in a kinda of neo-lithic state of mind, the Cave, MotherEarth, the womb, the tomb etc, the symbols are the seed, leaf, feather, vulva. The technique i used was using a wood burner,which was like a soldering iron on an old photo, i burnt into it, i also used oil paint and nails etc to scratch into it.

free dreamer

With this drawing i was going for the idea of Cosmic Energy,everything being connected,then mixing that up with surrealism,mythology and animism,and dreaming,ie going to other worlds and other worlds coming to you.

a walk down the road trip

I wanted to illustrate the idea of Imagination,other realites,tripping into other worlds,dimensions etc,either through drugs,dreams,or just imagination,kinda how as a creative person can walk down the street and make up any world they want.its about anti-reality,the power of the mind to craete universes with universes,the unlimted power of the human mind.

drinking the mystery

This is a etching based on the structure of a stainglass window,it was a free form aproch to creating it,but an influanced for it would be the poem by Allen ginsberg called "howl' here's some lines from that poem to go with the image. >From Howl by Allen Ginsberg For Carl Solomon I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machin- ery of night, who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz, who bared their brains to Heaven under the El and saw Mohammedan angels staggering on tene- ment roofs illuminated, who passed through universities with radiant cool eyes hallucinating Arkansas and Blake-light tragedy among the scholars of war,

beautiful dreamer

This is a charcoal drawing that i played around with in photoshop in order to give it a bit more expressive power, the idea in the work has to do with a state of dreaming, ie: 'The moment of falling into a beautiful dream, when the great spirit takes you by the soul and into the great mystery.

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