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The power of art as a transformative path is the theme of this inspiring collection from internationally known artist Alex Grey. Art Psalms combines poems, artwork, and "mystic rants" that fuse imagination, creativity, and spirituality. Greys oracular poetry declares that art, both its creation and its observation, can be a spiritual practice. Many of these writings have been shared at gatherings worldwide, especially at New York Citys Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM), a contemporary sacred space co-founded by Alex and Allyson Grey. Selections include "Soul Marriage," which invites the reader to commit to personal and global transformation; "Guidance for Servants of God," precepts for life as a sacred path; and "The Plan," which aligns universal and individual creativity. The entire text of Greys spoken word performance, "WorldSpirit," is included here. Three annotated portfolios, "Meditations on the Divine Feminine," "Meditations on the Masters," and "Meditations on Mortality," explore the connection between drawing and meditation as ways of seeing. Equally meaningful for art lovers, the health and spiritual communities, and anyone seeking to develop their creativity, Art Psalms features over 150 new reproductions of drawings, paintings, and sacred geometry to enrich and awaken the inner artist in each of us.

Synopsis:

The capacity of art--both visual and verbal--to stimulate creativity and personal growth is the theme of this challenging collection from an internationally known artist. In Art Psalms, Renaissance man Alex Grey combines poems, artwork, and thoughtful declarations that fuse imagination, creativity, and spirituality. Replicating the style and tone of a holy text, Grey's poetry conveys the idea of art as a sacred, spiritual practice. Many of these writings have been shared as sermons at New York City's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (COSM), a contemporary sacred space founded by Grey and his wife Allyson. Selections include Soul Marriage, a pledge that asks the reader to commit to personal and world transformation; Guidance for Servants of God, which outlines the lifestyle and view of a sacred path; and The Plan, which links universal creation to our own creations in daily life. Art Psalms is equally useful for art lovers, the health and spiritual communities, and anyone seeking to develop their creativity.

About the Author

Artist and author Alex Grey is best known for his visionary paintings that integrate the anatomical body with the transcendental light of the soul. His work brings together the paths of science, creativity, and spirituality. Greys paintings, sculpture, and performances have been honored exhibitions in Sao Paulo Biennial, the Grand Palais in Paris, Venice, and at the American Visionary Art Museum, the New Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Tool, Beastie Boys, Nirvana, SCI, and David Byrne have featured Greys work as album art. "WorldSpirit," a spoken word piece, drew over a thousand people when performed in Oakland, California, and is available as both a CD and DVD. Greys artworks are chronicled in the monographs, Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey (published in six languages), Transfigurations, and in his pictorial philosophical text, The Mission of Art.

The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, CoSM, a long-term exhibition of fifty works of Greys transformative art, was co-founded by Allyson and Alex Grey in 2004 in New York City. In 2007 the Greys co-authored CoSM, a photographic book tour of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. It is at CoSM that Grey has shared many of the poems collected now in Art Psalms. Alex lives in New York City with his wife, the painter Allyson Grey, and their daughter, the actress Zena Grey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556437564
Author:
Grey, Alex
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Subject:
Folk & Outsider Art
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Religious life
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Religious
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Art and religion
Subject:
Folk Art
Subject:
Art, Religious
Subject:
Individual Artist
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
94 BandW ILLUS.
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
9.30x6.32x.75 in. 1.34 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The capacity of art--both visual and verbal--to stimulate creativity and personal growth is the theme of this challenging collection from an internationally known artist. In Art Psalms, Renaissance man Alex Grey combines poems, artwork, and thoughtful declarations that fuse imagination, creativity, and spirituality. Replicating the style and tone of a holy text, Grey's poetry conveys the idea of art as a sacred, spiritual practice. Many of these writings have been shared as sermons at New York City's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (COSM), a contemporary sacred space founded by Grey and his wife Allyson. Selections include Soul Marriage, a pledge that asks the reader to commit to personal and world transformation; Guidance for Servants of God, which outlines the lifestyle and view of a sacred path; and The Plan, which links universal creation to our own creations in daily life. Art Psalms is equally useful for art lovers, the health and spiritual communities, and anyone seeking to develop their creativity.
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