A companion to the forthcoming music album by Dréa Drury, this piece is intended as a meditation for soul ignition, third eye and heart activation, through metaphysical interpretation. The music and vocals were created first as an improvisation by Dréa. Then the audio was synchronized with a visual score including motion graphics and artwork by Simon Haiduk, as well as an art cameo by David Heskin.
These artists often create with an emphasis on exploring the relationship of sound and light to activate metaphysical aspects of our being, as well as an attempt to honour and represent our connection to Earth and the energy of spirit that connects us all.
This project marks a period in my creative process where years of artistic exploration with visual and sonic arts have come together to express a synergistic vision that brings many elements together as one. Often when I paint I feel as though I am expressing sound in a visual way. Likewise, when I create music I feel very connected to a palette of colours and moods similar to visual expression. My understanding of quantum physics is also connected to these creative outlets, in that I see the material world as a more solidified version of sound and light frequencies. This piece aims to connect the viewer with a kind of primordial remembrance to metaphysical realities that are interwoven in all life. A place that we all come from, and that we are always connected to. Inanimate and animate, spirit and material. Sound creates light, and light is an object of sound or the, other way around.
The piece of music was chosen to animate with because of it’s ability to evoke this primordial and spiritual remembrance. It seemed to me as a beckoning to the heart from life beyond form to realize our connection to the all. As such, another aspect of this project is to explore how visual and sonic arts can effect or activate the energetic centres on our bodies. This piece aims specifically at the heart and pineal gland (or “third eye”), which connect us to metaphysical energies.
With an understanding of these connections, I see our physical experience as a chance to become symbiotic with all life forms and spirit so that we may live harmoniously with the Earth as a graceful expression of the divine. This project, and my art in general is a expression of this life experience.
Jake Korbin recently made a great post about Gaian Entelechy. This piece of mine has a very similar resonance and I encourage you to read his post if you haven’t yet.
I got this handy app on my phone called ‘Quick Graph’ which seems to work quite well for sketching polar graph art equations. It’s not as powerful by any means as Mac Grapher, but it works well for experimenting with different mathematical shape dynamics. Here are some designs produced waiting for the bus over the past few weeks. Images were run off the smart phone through Instragram.
Gaian Entelechy by Jake Kobrin
Do you love the Earth?
Over the millennia our species has developed a complex symbiosis with our environment. Earth is our home. Everyone you have ever loved, every experience you have ever cherished, and every possession you have ever coveted, is a product and aspect of the Earth. At this point and time we stand at the precipice of a new and important era. As our society rapidly develops, our planet is being devastated and our precious resources are being depleted. We all know and fear what could be on one side of this situation. We fear natural devastation, nuclear wars and genocide, endless impoverishment, starvation, war, disease, and death.
But a new vision is emerging. All throughout the globe, people are coming together to celebrate our precious planet and to envision new ways to live in harmony with the Earth. Communities and alliances are forming that respect the Gaian entelechy, and seek to follow the natural wisdom of the Earth, rather than nihilistically ravishing the very source of our being and destroying the prospects of our future generations.
This artwork GAIAN ENTELECHY is a tribute to this emerging visionary culture. It is a representation of the Earth spirit, of a noble consciousness that exists within the natural world. The Earth is alive. And we are a part of it.
We all have access to the Gaian entelechy, in so much as we are all an integral part of the Earth. The idea of us existing as separate entities upon the Earth is a falsehood. The truth is that we are only one Earth. The Earth is a living organism, in the same way that billions of individual cells comprise a human being. And so a person who lives in an urban setting is in no way less in touch with the Gaian entelechy, because cities and their inhabitants are products and aspects of the Earth as well.
Terence McKenna held the belief that the Gaian entelechy was accessed through entheogenic trance, that when you take of the Earth in the form of Ayahuasca, cacti, or mushrooms, you are actually allowing yourself to be shown the wisdom of the Earth through direct experience. He believed that you experience a form of communication that exists within the plant kingdom at a molecular level and that the plants (and nature in general, as a whole) are teaching human beings how to live with insights wrought from the entheogenic trance. Whether or not this is the case, I believe the Gaian entelechy is, essentially, intuition.
The Earth knows what it’s doing, and as manifestations of the Earth we need only to look within and trust in our intuition to act in accordance with the natural world. The problem is that most people haves strayed so far from listening to their own hearts and intuitive senses that the human race has strayed away from the Gaian entelechy and began to ravish the natural world. I believe the solution to this is to strip away the mental noise that clouds intuition, whether it be through meditation, entheogens, or whatever have you.
- Jake Kobrin, April 2013