Unus Mundus Art
The reality that everything emerges from and returns to one.
Artist, Paraclimber, Blogger
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I enjoy taking part in the endless questioning and scrutiny found in the scientific method, but believe studies of the spiritual realm to be of equal importance. Religion and philosophy are what allow us to make use of the grand body of scientific knowledge on a day to day basis.
My art is inspired by the colors and shapes found in nature, the philosophy of a collective consciousness, and the theories of reality that unite science and soul. To be certain is not to know.
I generally start a piece by attempting to express an idea too complex for words alone. Symbols in my paintings can be seen as more than one object depending on how you view the picture as a whole. After loosing regular function in my hands, I have finally stopped fighting the loss of control and started to take further steps away from realism. I am currently deep in the process of experimenting with new methods of art. I am hoping to find a way to bring about the same messages without causing further damage to the joints in my hands. You may notice my more recent series are focused on color and brushstroke technique as opposed to the earlier half of my more direct work. Expect to see more of the unexpected. I am just beginning the journey to discover the limitlessness nature of these limitations.
The term Unus Mundus most literally translates to “one world” in Latin. Psychologist Carl Jung expanded upon the original meaning to describe the idea of a collective unconscious and the emergence of a new reality from human cognizance itself, emphasizing the organic interconnectedness of all parts and particles of the universe. Unus Mundus lays the scaffolding for a reality in which our external and internal realms are one in the same, a dreamscape where matter and soul are one. Constructing a world where the observer is directly connected to the observed, now a well-known phenomenon in particle physic deemed, the observer effect. Yung’s Unus Mundus goes beyond space and time and includes the idea of transcendent unity. The creator and the creation are linked at the same energy source. This parallels the same proposals found by physicist David Bohm and neurophysiologist Karl Pribram, who independently proposed holographic models of reality.
The goal of my art is to make you smile and then smirk. I invite you to slow down and think. Take a moment to wonder why. Remember how tiny we are compared to the stars, and yet how big can be a single heart. Feel that we are all in this together and believe that every moment is as beautiful as you make it.
What Is Unus Mundus?
*Read more about my perspective on the relationship between art & science via Artist's Statement *
Joseph Campbell, Noam Chomsky, Albert Einstein, Amit Goswami, Brian Greene, Aldous Huxley, Michio Kaku, Terrance Mckenna, Clifford A. Pickover, Oliver Sacks, Carl Sagan, Rupert Sheldrake, Alan Watts, H.G. Wells, Carl Jung
Gino Severini, Vik Muniz, Yves Tanguy, Alex Grey, Frantisek Kupka, Dr. Seuss, Keith Tyson
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