The Revelation Painting
THE REVELATION PAINTING
La Pittura di Rivelazione
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 16 years and is estimated to be released 2014-2015. 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 2015-2016 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! 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! 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/PhilosophyAs 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 connect 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.
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Behind today, no real-time to talk about it. Going to work. I keep readjusting the heavy wood canvases, one particular canvas may be warped. It pulls away from the wall and it is the upper corner. Hopefully, once the paint (moisture) is on it, when it pulls away, if I keep up on it as it dries I will straighten it. I will have to wait to paint on it until I am sure it is a viable canvas.
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The four wooden canvases are up and ready for the creation of God! This is a dangerous project. Since I live in an apartment, I really cannot hammer big nails in the walls to hold these wooden canvases so I had to be creative. Each canvas is held in place be strips of silk tape and tacked to the wall. Every few hours, the right top one works its way forward and I have to re-tack it. I think it is a little warped. Hopefully in adding the moisture of paint and re-tacking it often, the minute warp will resolve. In the interim, I have to be extremely careful not to let it fall. Due to the weight of it, it would cause damage to itself and/or the environment.
This area is what I have dreamed about my entire life and it is exciting to think about starting it. The upper left canvas is the core of where God will be, Originally he was going to cover 4 canvases in a circle of light but the wood-worker brought up a good point about drilling holes through the frames and the mismatch of light. If holes are drilled through the frames in the amounts needed from 2mm-6mm, it would destroy the integrity of the canvas. If I tried to expand light from one canvas to the other, there would be a line of no light where the frame is. I made the core of light on the upper left-a circle taking up nearly the entire canvas.
I searched and searched for the sparkle I imagined for this section. Glitter which encompasses all the colors of the rainbow, although the bible mentions an “emerald” rainbow around God, I do not believe it means green. I believe the rainbow to be reds and oranges as noted in blogs I have written about the stones of The Revelation Painting-specifically The New City. I am looking at 6 coats of the brightest white, followed by placement of the rainbow in reds and oranges around the throne. The throne is also a problem. What kind of throne? I researched in google images for pictures of thrones and am undecided.
If the light is bright and brilliant, I may be able to make only pieces of the throne visible under shadows which block the light, like from the wings of The Four Living Creatures. I thought this would be an easy section to paint, prehaps the easiest of the entire painting but am fast learning that it may be the most complicated scene! I had problems with the candlesticks early on and now the throne. From my mother’s description in her story of God, she said he was the “brightest light”. About 10 years ago I contacted NASA for a custom-made light that would insult the eyes but not harm them. I never heard back.
It seemed as though The New City would have been the finale’ of the painting but it now seems nearly every scene is a finale’ in itself. If I can imagine it all together, I would see the attraction for the lights and movement in Scene II (including the Hemorrhage-the bleed), but now The Four Horsemen of Scene III has become very dramatic, and Babylon will sparkle prehaps more than the crushed stones of The New CIty! It is a magnificent work of art. I cannot wait to see it all together myself. I just keep imagining myself standing before it, all put together for the first time. The news cameras are there, so many people and I bust out crying.
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The Black Horse is complete except for his hair which requires a lot of meticulous planning. His hair will have to be applied when the canvases are off the wall. They are only hung on the wall by strips of tape and tacs, no nails so there is a lot of “play” in the movement of the canvases as I paint. If the canvases move when the hair is applied the hair will stretch and move from its original position. The hair will follow.
I learned a new way to paint today. Never having formal training this is very exciting for me. It was in painting the wheat and barley under the black horse. I was struggling trying to make long strands of grass. The paint would run out on the brush and when I tried to place more paint and place the brush where I left off, it did not match up and looked broken in flow.
After several attempts I layed on the floor next to the painting and remembered the free feeling in finally painting the black horse. Before I knew it, I was spinning the brush in my fingers using all the paint around the circumference of the brush and creating blades of grass reaching over 30 inches. It felt so free, that I found it hard to stop making layers of different colored grasses.
Becoming one with the brush is what happened. It was so lightly held that it was difficult to feel it as it twirled. I will definitely paint with this technique when I start other projects. It looked like a madman’s painting technique I am sure but it created such free beauty. The difficulty is in the wheat and barley seed pods. They will need a lot of work and detail.
I brought my neighbor, a police officer over to see the magnificent black horse. I was bursting at the seams to show someone. He stood staring, somewhat of an overwhelmed look in his eyes, maybe from the size of it and the entire story. I found myself out of breath telling him so much information in a very short time. We talked about the sky and I have a surprise for him…
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