The Vision for "Rocky Waters"
To explore the face of Doubt, Fear of the Unknown,
and the Nature of Hope.
I set out to create works that reflect the
enormity and complexity of emotional
states triggered by the yeah-buts
and what-ifs through dense imagery
and colorful optical illusions.
The mind is bombarded by endless
conflicting thoughts and impulses
moment to moment, so I set out to create
a seriesof pieces that would givea f
leeting glimpse of mind-sets at
various States of Change.
The Suite is a Visual and Auditory
journey through Challenging Times
by way of Narrative, intensely c
olorful and engaging Images,
and a brilliantly subtle combination
of meaty depth with a dollop of wit -
humor so subtle it is barely recognizable
as humor because it doesn't
make you laugh or even smile,
but may come back later
when you least expect it.
I call this kind of humor:
"MAP" / GLOSSARY
To find descriptions and meaning
behind the more than one hundred images,
symbols, masters, quotes, and leaders.
Click below to see the video introduction and
descriptions of the Rocky Waters Suite
"HOPE" - 54” x 108” canvas, stretched & varnished, gallery wrapped.
Also available: Artist Proofs: 44" x 81" and 18.5" x 36"
printed on Saunders Waterford - Somerset enhanced radiant white,
hand made paper from the U.K. - hand signed in pencil - with a
separate framed description - and 57 page printed glossary
booklet - descriptions and meaning behind the more than one hundred
images, symbols, masters, leaders, quotes, beliefs, and symbolism.
"Hope is the Upside. But if you’re upside down,
looking Down, instead of Up.
You don’t even know it’s there.”
Amid the madness of a world in turmoil,
at this moment, with every breath, there are
countless millions in every religion
and spiritual practice, praying for peace, strength,
solutions, courage, and the power to triumph
over adversity.Christians, Muslims,
Hindus, and Buddhists,
Jews, Jains, Taoists, and Baha’is,
Zoroastrians, Sikhs, Confucianists,
and Shintoists,Shamanists, and
Native American medicine men
find unity, love, direction,
inspiration and solutions
from Within. So we dive into the
wonder and divine intoxication
of the Supreme Universal Self.
"DOOMSDAY" - 54” x 108” canvas, stretched & varnished, gallery wrapped
INVISIBLE INFORMATION IN "HOPE"
To read about religions of the world, science,
a position on atheism, and why we have
every reason the be Hopeful.
Shadoe’s work has been described as “Illumination of Spirit,”
a 21st Century William Blake. Merging familiar forms with
optical illusions, the multi-media work explores
metaphysical conundrums with intricate and abstract images,
shapes, and perspective to create explosive visual statements
in richly saturated colors. These impossible constructions are
designed to create contradictions that engage the mind
with three dimensional illusions on two dimensional planes.
This forced perspective is an attempt to reveal
that visual input may contain hidden information or have
no meaning at all, and it’s what we do with the information
that may or may not exist, that give it meaning.
States of mind and the contemplation of Spiritual revelations
are expressed in radiant compositions, abstract realism,
self-indulgent word play, and humor. This is humor so subtle,
it may not be considered humor at all.
If a smile or laugh emerges later for no apparent reason,
it will be a case of: Time-Released Mirth. Stevens
calls his artistic approach: “ Transcendental Wha Hoo. “
"The luminous beauty and empowering love found in the
images of this work reflect the divine consciousness
emblazoned upon the blueprint of our universe.
It is in the waves of the ocean and the spinning of
galaxies. Illumination of the incomprehensible perfection
of all that is manifests in the intentions and devotion
that have inspired accomplishments of triumphant creativity
and expression. It is in temples in India, cathedrals
in Spain, Mosques in Turkey, Churches in
America, and the spiritual rituals, ceremonies,
celebrations, and dazzling colors of Devotion
and Faith. In a conscious decision to embrace eternity
and reach for divinity in beliefs that have been blossoming
since the dawn of creation, mankind reaches
beyond the limitations of space and time, into
the transcendental, for inspiration, direction,
peace of mind, and Hope. This work is dedicated to
the truth embodied in all of the world’s true religions.
The collective assault of negative, horrifying images,
ideas, events, emotions, and realities in an inferno
of hatred, anger, and resentment for atrocities real and
imagined;inflamed by news media and the Internet;
zombie-filled entertainment, movies, shows, games:
and countless tales of mankind fighting to conquer
never-ending assaults, invasions, and abominations;
creates a frenzied consciousness of dread,
an overwhelming conviction that we are doomed.
This is the 21st-century brain, certain of the terminal
cataclysm, the imminent inevitable,
the final collapse, the go-bonkers,
the Mother Kali, the blown fuse,
the big debacle, the last hemorrhage,
the mighty annihilation, the end of all things
and final Act of God.
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12 MINUTE CINEMATIC MEDITATION
Our world is filled with madness. We are bombarded daily
with countless stories of terror, tragedy,and hatred.
It has become a mind-numbing assault on the world’s
collective consciousness. Fear and dread have become
the norm, and even our most successful entertainment
has become shock driven. Doomsday explores
the face of reality, doubt, and the constant
barrage of media-driven fear, in a work of dense
imagery and colorful optical illusions. This is an
unsettling visual journey through intensely colorful
and engaging - sometimes terrifying, sometimes
humorous - imagery. Doomsday was commissioned by
Farley Malorrus in an effort to visualize how mankind
has its focus on some kind of imminent inevitable:
chaos, death, destruction, and extermination
of everything around us.