latest painting, no 2012-7 acr/can 48x48 in
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Welcome to Art-spirit, a center of art and ideas relating to the human spiritual community. Abstract art: paintings and digital prints, realist photographs plus writing focused on spiritual growth and universal connectedness. Also quotes, my free game, philosophy, books, links, contemporary art, poems and essays on art and the spiritual purpose of Art-spirit. And don't miss the realist and abstract art of my friends on the Walls gallery.
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Kandinski and Mondrian were drawn to abstraction to express their spirit more fully than traditional art encourages. Avoiding pictures of people, things and their stories, abstraction allows spirit to be directly embodied in the art, not added to what is at least partly a narrative. Instead of illustrating spiritual ideas, their abstract paintings were direct manifestations of spiritual energy; sharply clear, splendid and joyous. In our materialistic age this remains a radical concept. While abstraction is central to these expressions of spirit, many realist artists also attain them through the plastic structure of their work. Thomas Merton said, "The true symbol does not merely point to something else. It contains in itself a structure which awakens our consciousness to a new awareness of the inner meaning of life and of reality itself."
Art-spirit accepts all people as equal spirits. Its main purpose is to further the development of our connections throughout the world. This is expressed in the site as well as the art, which I believe is sent for the spiritual benefit of all. .........ted knerr
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