One of the super metaphors, The Key turned up at a very auspicious time. The original design featured a Borromean Circle but I chose to do the real world circles in the end. Serious energy art/energy magic.
Magic Art, Energy Magic Art, Art Spells
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"I come in love" - Rose Hand. This symbol hybrid is one of my favourites. It's a wonderful thing on so many levels.
Very romantic, too.
Creating magical object which have the power to change the world is the purpose of art.
Here are the latest Art Spells, codenamed "The Cupcakes" for November 2014.
Inspired by a spirited discussion about having a personal relationship with colour on the FaceBook Art Group today, here is something I made earlier - a HypnoDream, "Receiving The Colours."
A meditation on colour for artists. Turn off the lights, take a deep breath, and relax ... :-)
Casting The Bones or CTB is a primal magic device to navigate reality. But how do you evolve that?
That was a challenge which caused me to cast many, many bones ...
I love The Genius Symbols. They have brought immeasurable joy into my life, I have just had such a good time making different symbol sets, and eventually, I made a symbol game board, an acrylic painting on canvas.
I use it for special purposes and always regretted I couldn't take it with me when I went away to a conference or such; and when I came across a company who prints custom art scarves the other day, the The Genius Symbol Mandala literally jumped into my mind. But before we got started on that, there was the vector version to be done ...
It is really difficult when you do energy magic by any other name to make a distinction between a magical object and an art object, because they are one and the same.
So I've made three magic wands. Should I post this to the magic site and call it "a tool for magic"? Should I post it here and call these magic wands "energy art objects" or "sculpture"? I think that without magic, art is pointless and without art, magic sucks; so I tossed a coin and here we are - see my three new magic wands on https://1-art.eu instead of https://magic-spells-and-potions.com .
Whilst making 23 porcelain clay pyramids by hand the other day and as usual, failing to make them all look exactly the same, and indeed, succeeding in making 23 pyramids in the end that were completely individual and unique each, it occurred to me that in this day and age, perhaps a part of being an artist is just that - to make original pieces that don't look and feel as though a computer and a clever CAD program made them.
I'm not a machine ...
A cover design for a real magic book is a challenge. Because a magic book is not just about the words inside, but a magic book is a magical *object* in its own right - a tool for magic, an energy generater, an imprinter and also an MEMEM, to be used in actual magic.
So apart from the challenge of, "Does it look right?" this kind of structural design also needs to feel right, and "magic right" for the want of a better word.
Genius Symbol Mandala Game Board
Whilst doing work on the transfer of my magic site, I came across this picture for the front cover of the soul pilots book.
This was really one of those things. It is challenging to make things simple, childish, childlike and have the guts to stay with that. The Soul Pilot is a really childish, simple line drawing and yet it is perhaps the only one of all the works of art I've done that has the power to move me to tears when I tune into it.
The Mirrorman is one of my favourite things of all time. It is a small sculpture, the size of a teddy bear, and really quite wonderful in every way.
Based on a good honest vision and executed to the best of my (very limited!) practical abilities with 3D miniature mirror mosaics, the Mirrorman has been to many places and brought light to them all in a most delightful way.
14th Feb 2007 - 24" W x 30" H - 009 -
Note on back - with xtra Valentine's day magic! Art Solutions Symbol Painting by Silvia Hartmann
08.01.2004 - 16" W x 20" H - 016
Magic, Spells & Potions pre-start up dedication
Voodoo Guardian is an art solutions protective device against negative energies.
This picture was featured as the lead image for the Gatwick exhibition.
Interlacement With Fish is the low maintenance, easy care version of a Feng Shui fish tank with goldfish in it. The purpose of the painting is the interlacing waves which form the many little fish. The big fish up front is more of a distraction :-)
A hex rune stave from 1995, on the topic of "Imagination" (across the levels and the layers).
It was in the hallway of my house for some time and served me well. Current whereabouts unknown.