Here is a video taken at EMO 2014 - a video documentary following Silvia Hartmann's guided tour through energy art, art solutions and all things art for energists!
Energy Paintings, Energy Art Paintings by Silvia Hartmann
Now when you think of magic and of ritual ... I have created here a true magic ritual to start selling art from this day forth. 23 different little art solutions paintings, each one of which addresses an aspect :-) Each one is for sale at £23, and carries the intention to bring their new owners that which they desire.
They will be the first paintings I will have ever sold, and they are the start on the new level. And I never thought the day would come when I CANNOT WAIT to hand them over and be delighted about the entire transaction, from conception via creation to exchanging them for money and sending them off into the world. Fantastic! :-)
Love's Treasures, Mixed Media/Acrylics on Canvas, 16x20, Silvia Hartmann February 2014
Part of the Love Storm
July 2013, I started a symbol painting called "Love Tree" which is based on an actually existing tree of that name at a friend's house in the US. It didn't get finished before I went on the epic road trip in the Challenger and indeed, there was so much to do that it wasn't until December 2013 I finally had a space to bring it forth.
Yes, and that was the beginning of "The Love Storm ..."
Precious Love,, Mixed Media/Acrylics on Canvas, 16x20, SFX 2014
Only Love Will Remain, Mixed Media/Acrylics on Canvas, 16x20, Silvia Hartmann February 2014
Part of the Love Storm.
Love Falls Where it Will - Acrylics on Canvas, February 2014, 16x20 by Silvia Hartmann
The painting that kicked off "The Love Storm."
Love Tree symbol hybrid, started in July 2013 and finished as a part of the "Love Storm" in January 2014.
Acrylics on canvas, 40" x 30" by Silvia Hartmann
Primal art has a feature that sets it apart from "modern art" or "contemporary art" or even "classical art" - namely that it is from a place where art and magic were one and the same and had not yet been broken apart. Art was magic, magic was art and as all art served a magical purposes, so did all magical purposes serve art itself. The logical next step from 1st Art is the hand print on the cave wall, and then to go on and put other things on the cave wall as well.
So it made sense to make a cave painting at this juncture.
Four days and five nights ... and here's the Damien Hirst symbol painting ...
If anyone ever tells you doing art is for lazy people, don't believe them ...
Art is a very personal journey. And every so often, there are these priceless experiences that one really can't put into words. I guess that's the difference between painting and sculpting and writing about after the fact ...
At any rate, whilst working on the "Damien Hirst" symbol painting, I had a moment of revelation ...
Alright so no painting is painting itself here literally. A canvas jumping out of the cupboard, sticking out it's little arms and legs, undoing the paint tube and with squeals of pleasure, beginning to apply Alizarin Crimson to themselves in long, slow strokes ... ;->
What I'm talking about here is a process by which some paintings "arrive" - like Gold Fall.
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 ...
Some time ago, I sent someone a The Gift and it was a Seahorse. First time that I can recall I had any dealings with this particular creature or metaphor, as the case may be ...
Here is my seahorse drawing, the symbol hybrid, and a seahorse vector version, plus a couple of cute animated seahorses and a seahorse to print out for coloring in.
I gave a short 15 minute presentation on The Genius Symbols at the GoE conference last year. Normally I draw the symbols live to show how simple they are and ask the audience to guess what they might be to demonstrate they are easy to learn, so that's what I did. This caused a certain gentleman to give me a set of canvases for Christmas and the idea/task to make a symbol set for group demonstrations. I did and here they are.
A commission for an August birthday - Leo The Lion.
Inspired by Taurus, my second Star Sign Symbol Hypbrid painting.
Once in a while, it seems my marps want to do their thing.
This little painting is one of those occasions ...
A very powerful symbol - Taurus The Bull. --- Sold ---
The Golden Bull has been associated with prosperity, earthly success, power and wealth, potent sexuality and the divine manifestation of the masculine, therefore also related to luck and protection from negative influences. A real power symbol painting.
Original Entry September 2010: After spending the summer watching StarGate SG1 (all ten seasons) StarGate Atlantis (five seasons) and Stargate Universe (1 1/2 seasons) it just had to be done - a The Energy Symbols Stargate painting ... :-)
Update June 2017: Made a printable Vector version of the StarGate!