meditation

down time by kelly heaton

Earlier this week, I had arthroscopic surgery on my left hip to repair an old injury that was becoming arthritic. This post is an evolving repository of and video loops that I’m creating during my downtime.

Radio Receiver Mask by kelly heaton

Radio Receiver Mask, 2017. Wood, rope, metal wire, paint

Radio Receiver Mask, 2017. Wood, rope, metal wire, paint

Like a radio receiver, our mind picks up certain frequencies by design -- a subset of reality, based on the architecture of our senses and how we are tuned. I like to listen to a lot of different stations, especially the ones that are faint, vibrating on the edge of perception. This mask is part of my Human Electric series. It's designed after an actual circuit using a 555 timer, some simple RC circuits, a transistor, and an antenna. If you're wondering why my construction technique is primitive, there's a reason: imagine the future of our civilization if the grid were to collapse. My masks are designed to symbolize electronic identity in a post-apocalyptic world.

Sundog, dream catcher, and man by kelly heaton

I've always felt that I could "see" electricity, but then I stumble when I try to paint it. I've gone back to working with the landscape to paint nature's electricity, or at least to study it as best as I can. Here's a sundog, dreamcatcher, and man as seen in Clarke County, Virginia (watercolor and acrylic on paper, 2017).  #painting   #art   #watercolor   #acrylic   #landscape  #study   #dream   #meditation

I've always felt that I could "see" electricity, but then I stumble when I try to paint it. I've gone back to working with the landscape to paint nature's electricity, or at least to study it as best as I can. Here's a sundog, dreamcatcher, and man as seen in Clarke County, Virginia (watercolor and acrylic on paper, 2017). #painting #art #watercolor #acrylic #landscape#study #dream #meditation

open studio: buddha resists mara by kelly heaton

Buddha Resisting Mara, 2016.  Painted ceramic, wood, electronics, and wire.

A little sculpture / study of Buddha meditating beneath the Bodhi tree. To his left, is Mara assumes the appearance of death. To his right, Mara is the illusion of life. The branches of the tree are full of so many little resistors, pursuing their own journey to enlightenment.

spirit world: listen to space by kelly heaton

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/rbsp/news/emfisis-chorus.html

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/sound-of-deep-space-revealed-for-first-time/article5360824.ece

The Dawn Chorus: long wave radio signals recorded by the Cluster II satellite (plus an overlay of shamanic drumming).  Via artist John Scott

The Sounds of the Universe - Professor Carolin Crawford