Bronze, Edition of 50
16" H x 9" W x 6" D
is a commonality in the "art world" of generations recently
passed and present to ask the "academic" question, "Where
did you go to school or who did you study under?" It seems that this
type of questioning and its response triggers a sense of acceptance for
the artist by those questioning his or her credibility. A truly creative,
imaginative being does not need the spin off of a dead colleague to help
support the work of self. "The times, they are a changin',"
that is the truth and it is this new age phenomenon that is being spoken
by the artists of our time and in all mediums of ART and EXPRESSION.
inspires me are the musicians and lyricists of my generation and how they
are still doing their ART and still changing and evolving as imaginative
artists. There is, however, an aspect of my being that is revealing itself
in this moment of time and it is this nature of things that I wish to
bring to the surface of my life as an artist. This aspect is that of acknowledging
the Master ZIAM whose presence appears throughout the ages of time. Aspects
of this spirit merged in the 13th century as a whirling dervish of Sufism,
spinning and spawning into existence the creative energies that have come
to be primary in the evolution and spiritual content of my life.
Ziam’s creative energy was expressed from man’s origins in
the Fertile Crescent (Eden) through Egypt, the Far East, Celtic Isles,
Africa, the Orient and the Americas. Processing and journeying he sowed
seeds of the MAGI-NATION. These things are of no mere coincidence; they
are manifestations of spirit, connecting soul to soul in the spiritual
realms and pods of our being. We belong to each other and yet are totally
separate individuals on personal journeys into the knowingness of our
Self. There is no direct mimicking of technique, no apprenticeship required,
no expectation of carrying one's name or style into the future. There
is interchange and inspiration and a stirring of the Imagination.
Ah, the imagination...as my 3-year-old daughter told me when I asked her
the question 25 years ago, "Where do your friends come from?"
These were the ones not visible to my eyes, but for hers only. Her answer
was, "I use my 'magination!" Simple, that was it, and it was
an answer to the very truths of creative life.
Image, I-magi-nation, Imagination, Imagine, 'Magination, Magi-Nation....
let us go into the mystery, the magic of life and of being. The imagination
is boundless and it is the very presence of God Within.
ZIAM has touched the lives of many creative beings in our times. Here
weaves the fabric of which we are connected by the threads of Ziam, the
red threads of our life cord from inner soul to the source of life in
the cosmos. As an open vessel I remain still and the flowing spirit of
divineness pours through my duality as I am who I am and Ziam resides
within me." - Leo Osborne
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