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The FIRST MYSTERY OF REVELATION
THE FOUR HORSEMEN
A long time ago, when I was still considered a child I tried to sketch what I envisioned and dreamed regarding this painting and was unable to. Believing it just wasn’t my time, that I hadn’t yet earned the right I continued on with my life. Although I had made bets with myself to read the entire bible, I often became discouraged because I did not understand what I was reading and still do not…mostly. I would put the bible up and forget about it. I had read or heard that if you simply ask for understanding, you will receive it. I also read not to test God, but the rebel I am an have always been went ahead and tested him. I asked for understanding. Sometime later, I read Revelation like I always did, as an artist and not a religious person. I got to the Four Horsemen and found my heart pounding in realization…I had earned the right, I finally understood!
Once widely used to classify races of humans and still used in Forensics and medical sciences, I find it interesting that the four primary races match the colors of the horses in overall color, (please see blog regarding the Pale Horse separate from this entry) as well as the roles the horses represent. The terms are not used as much publicly due to the “offensive” projections people feel they create. For this piece, I will use them for scientific and artistic purposes in order to express my theory as I see it. All I can tell you is if you feel offended, close the blog.
Theoretically, the Caucasian-white, Australoid-red, Negroid-black, and the Mongoloid-pale (In art the lightest basic color in the color scale before white, classified as “pale”). One could argue the “pale” theory but I am not here to argue that, I am here to express my theory as an artist, keep an open mind, continue researching the subject and make sure I have scientific evidence and proven information. The terms are used in physical anthropology and intricate details of each skull type are used to classify the origination of various humans or the regions of the world from which they were first known to inhabit. It is interesting information and you may not be who you think you are!
In science and through excessive research, it has been found that: Caucasoid people were/are indigenous to Europe (see European countries: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe), Western and South Asia, as well as a Western section of Central Asia and North Africa.
Australoid-Australoid peoples ranged throughout Australia, New Guinea, and Melanesia, as well as different parts of Oceania ,Philippines,Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and the SouthernMiddle East.
Negroid are people from a Southern portion of North Africa and sub-Sahara Africa.
Mongoloid people are East and Southeast Asian, the Eastern portion of Southeast Asia, Polynesia, Far East Central Asia, Greenland, Far Eastern region of South Asia and the Americas! (This is very significant in the story of The Four Horsemen.)
See link for geographical reference to race originations:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craniofacial_anthropometry Please note that ALL people classified in the origin may not have an active role in the events represented by their horses’ role.
So, what does all this mean?These are the Four Horsemen of Revelation:
The White Horse-Caucasoid
The Red Horse-Australoid
The Black Horse-Negroid
The Pale Horse-Mongoloid
SECTION ONE-THE FOUR HORSEMEN-THE WHITE HORSE
According to Revelation the White Horse:
“…And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer…”
EUROPEAN MAJOR WARS/Events:French Revolution 1789, Industrial Revolution-Second half of the 18th century, Russian Revolution 1917. See: World War II Timeline…Germany, Hitler, Soviets, etc… It is astounding information! http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/ww2time.htm
And in current times the threat of The New World Order-The wealthiest most powerful bloodlines in the world. The 13 bloodlines are:
The Astor Bloodline
The Bundy Bloodline
The Collins Bloodline
The DuPont Bloodline
The Freeman Bloodline
The Kennedy Bloodline
The Li Bloodline
The Onassis Bloodline
The Reynolds Bloodline
The Rockefeller Bloodline
The Rothschild Bloodline
The Russel Bloodline
The Van Duyn Bloodline
Also as a 14th bloodline theirs a Merovingian (Merovingian – a Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis I that reigned in Gaul and Germany from about 500 to 750 bloodline) which has something to do with the European Royal Families and also 3 interconnected bloodlines,
The Disney Bloodline
The Krupp Bloodline
The McDonald Bloodline.
It appears throughout time, the Caucasian race has utilized the bow and crown given to him.Some text theorize the White Horse is the Antichrist but does not link the theory to research, although if I had to look at it in that manner, I would have to agree. If a person looked at these horses as not only races of people but the timelines and peaks of their reigns, that person could calculate events before they happen. The times overlap yet there are definite peaks, as you will see in The Black Horse theory. Biblical years v.s current years: http://www.direct.ca/trinity/360day.html
SECTION TWO-THE FOUR HORSEMEN-THE RED HORSE
The Red Horse-Australoid:
”…And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword…”
The focus on The Red Horses Australoid origin would obviously focus on the Middle East in current times all the way back to biblical times. Peace has definitely been taken from the earth for a long, long time due to the discord. The Middle East fight among themselves and indeed kill each other.
My confusion came when I thought about the American Indians and their skin colors so similar to Middle Eastern. I thought they did fight amongst themselves and kill each other too, along with others but if they were here before “white men”, they did not fit into the Australoid origin theory. My entire theory was shot…But then I started thinking, well then, where did they originate from?
SHOCKINGLY, this is what I surely did not expect to find: Skulls of people with Australoid morphologies have been found in the Americas, leading to speculation that people with phenotypical similarities to modern Australoids may have been the earliest occupants of the continent. http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Australoid
SECTION THREE-THE FOUR HORSEMEN-THE BLACK HORSE
“…and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of balances (scales) in his hand…”
I went over some of this material in my post regarding the Black Horse previously. I stated as the artist, and as a human being that I felt no man in history had given so much toward equality in the world as Martin Luther King, even losing his life for it. It was his actions which gave birth to all of the equal rights movements for so many things in current history.
For me, the balances (scales) are equality and therefore justice by weight of evidence measured. I also noted that the rider of the Black Horse will be Martin Luther King. The equality explosion occurred in effort to obtain equal rights for African Americans, and all people in general. So it would center around the Negroid race. (Please keep in mind equality was tied to women’s rights, disability rights, gay rights, etc…)
SECTION FOUR-THE FOUR HORSEMEN-THE PALE HORSE
THE MONGOLOID PEOPLE-THE PALE HORSE
“…And behold, a pale horse, and he who sat on it, his name was Death. Hades followed with him. Authority over one fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword, with famine, with death, and by the wild animals of the earth was given to him…”
Mongoloid people are East and Southeast Asian, the Eastern portion of Southeast Asia, Polynesia, Far East Central Asia, Greenland, Far Eastern region of South Asia and surprisingly enough, the Americas!
Shocking to realize WE (Pale Americans) are the Pale Horse!
Is it coincidental that we are currently on the brink of World War III? Is it too far fetched to think that America does not have a major role in the unsettled politics of our current times and the overall turmoil of the world? Are we the rider named Death?
Looking forward to my daily writing about the painting, I spend time imagining what needs to be covered with in this last year. My focus is heavier on the blogs than the paintings and that could prove a tragedy. The year is passing faster than expected and although some of the painting was completed throughout the past 12 years, it certainly was not enough to take the remaining year’s time lightly.
My decision to work backwards in the painting appeals to me. I had focused on The Four Horsemen to complete first because of my diversion to drawing or painting horses. I knew it would be difficult and felt to get that part out of the way would prove to be a great motivator while trying to work full-time and paint full-time. After completion of Scene II, I will need to work backwards and finish Scene I.
I had a slight problem trying to work out Scene I entitled Jesus and John due to the simple fact that John was not visible because he was in “the spirit” which made the scene odd. If someone were to look at it who did not know it was of Revelation and looked for John, they would be confused. So finally after all this time, the answer became clear of how to fix the problem.
The “spirit”…there have been documented “sightings” of spirits mainly through Orbs. Initially I was going to make a blurry circle of mist and still may do something similar. But although an Orb looks more like a ball of light, the light is reserved for God in Scene II. I cannot give the delegation of light to anyone but God, especially as close as they are located to one another in the painting.
So, John will appear similar to a cloud in a sphere shape. Whiter around the edges and translucent within, as I had learned when I taught myself how to paint clear balloons sometime back. The effect of seeing what is behind him, through him will be a neat one. There are 3 canvases, the left end of the painting to complete after Scene II is done, leaving 19 (some partially completed) to go!
This is what I have discovered about my health and the entry from yesterday. There was a “Life Stress Scale” I learned about in nursing school. Things which cause major life stresses are marriage, death, moving, divorce and a new job, and secondary stressors are diets, quitting smoking or other addictions, financial problems (if not major), buying a home, car, etc… I am starting a new job in 10 days so it is not wise to change my life in a way that I have control over like dieting and quitting smoking.
I will start the job and give it 2-4 weeks, I am very adaptable. Then I will start the diet for 2-4 weeks, then attempt to quit smoking. In the interim, I will subtly decrease calories and start drinking water. Sometimes I despise water although we as humans are 70% water. I have never really understood my diversion of water when it is so important. Slowly increasing it by drinking a bottle a day, then two, until I am at a minimum of 4 a day (20oz) is good. Historically I have been known to jump from the frying pan into the flames so I will be conscious of change.
Today I cheated a little on the painting and jumped to Scene V-The Devil. It is said that he was a beautiful angel, a dragon, serpent, so I definitely know he had/has wings and he is “beautiful”. I had started him long ago with his seven heads and ten horns. The halting of my progress was trying to discover how 10 horns fit one 7 heads and which heads are affected. I still have not figured that out. When I have problems with the painting I try to dream of the solutions. Long ago I dreamed that 3 heads were larger and primary and had 2 horns each.
This has become a waste of very expensive paint. How I originally painted The Devil was by placing dabs of Golden (the most expensive paints) Acrylic approximately 6mm high. After time I developed a strategy where a certain amount of time passed where the paint became almost dry and I would smash the dabs as flat as they would go. When they flattened, they would be about 2mm-3mm high and irregular in shape resembling lizard skin. It was perfect and an exciting technique for the texture of the serpent or dragon.
I had even learned to shadow the dragon by placing 1/2 red and 1/2 brown in a single dab which caused a darker and lighter side to each “scale” of his skin. Currently there is an estimated $800.00 worth of paint creating what is completed. The wastefulness is the change I am contemplating although I may be able to save much of what has been created. It is the color (of all things) I am thinking of changing. The good thing is red and green make brown and the brown is determined by the ratios. Changing from red to green may not be too harsh because of brown.
The heads were like snakes but now I want them to look more like dragons, powerful with flared out necks like a raptor dinosaur. The image is fresh in my mind but the transition is not. Definite sketches will have to be done in order not to waste the paint already used. It is estimated that nearly $2000.00 or more will be required to created this “beautiful” beast. It seems ironic that of any character in the painting, he will need the most attention which is typical of his attributes and somehow expected. It will be interesting to see the outcome.
I have worked on the Scene II God sketches and am finding some problems. I had originally planned to make a fiber optically lit area which concentrated in about a 3 foot area dissipating over approximately 5 feet to the left and 6 feet to the right. The problem is that I did not consider placement of the Four Living Creatures or the effect of where the 24 elders would be. The scene is further complicated by the 7 candlesticks or the one candlestick with 7 candles in it.
I had planned to make the light the center focus but to do that, the frame of the wooden canvases (built to hold the fiber optic cables, with doors on the backs). The wooden canvases are being made and will have to be used as originally planned. The key is to shrink the core size of the bulk of the light and make it widely scattered as it comes off the core. Holes will have to be drilled through art which is already completed. There is a big risk to this plan.
I could jeopardize the finished work by drilling through it, or drill first, but then I would have to work around the finished work. That, to me causes far more problems than completing it then drilling. I am considering using the color wheel, pastel fiber optics in the scattered holes away from the core. Then the changing color will take away from the loss of light from not drilling through the frames and decreasing the canvases integrity.
The Four Living Creatures will have so many eyes that pupils and holes will be difficult to distinguish since that part of the painting is up around 10 feet from the viewers direct vision, which is an asset in this section. The drilled holes of light do not actually need to be through the creatures but the effect of “being in God’s light” is important I feel to show that these creatures are a significant part of God as they are with him at his throne.
The 24 elders (priest) are undecided at this time. I am thinking to making them somewhat blurry from the light of God and not detailed, just the likeness of 24 men. The 2nd part of the painting; Truth-The Hemorrhage of Pigs! also poses another problem. With thermochromics, the rule is “the thinner, the better” and with the clear to red it is imperative not to have any thicker areas because it will remain pink. Red is a hard pigment to work with.
To solve this problem, I was thinking about very thin plexiglass since thermochromics have to be replaced (washed off and re-coated) around 1-2 times a year. If the plexiglass was removable, it would be a much simpler task and re=coating would be easier as well. The plexiglass would be thin enough not to add width to the painting and make it seem uniform. I will have to get the plexiglass cut in a custom drip pattern to appear as though blood is running down.
What I imagined to be a simple and fast scene has truly become very complicated. This scene is most likely the most important of the entire painting. It moves and is brightly lit, and it bleeds. I will also be using the crushed rainbow quartz, the glitters of “diamond dust”, hologram and plain white. This scene will need the strongest sealer I can find due to the wear and tear and the elements used to create it. I am always focused on the painting’s ability to withstand the test of time.