Thursday, July 28, 2011

Impossible Germany, Inevitable Beijing

Inevitable, originally uploaded by _Loaf_.

I found this space when I was exploring abandoned factories in Beijing.

Like the shamans who tried to heal by painting under me, I paint on these walls my own numinous symbols discovered in the land of the dreaming. The numinosity, or magical power, of our symbols transcends time and space.

Golden rain can be seen throughout history as the means by which the gods heal the land. Think of rainfall and a plentiful harvest as a conscious interpretation of the metaphor. Also, think back to the emaculate conception of Mary with Jesus, often represented by golden rain from the heavens. Further back brings us to the emaculate conception of the Greek Danae, impregnated by Zeus, also depicted as golden rainfall. Further back we go to Egypt with Isis, if you know that story, and the stories go on across cultures and time.

Modernity has not lost its connection with nature, but I feel we have forgotten how to perceive this connection which is ever active, constantly illuminating the Way, because the story goes on and on.


Mandala, originally uploaded by _Loaf_.

In an ambiguiously vain attempt at healing the land I trace my dreams onto the surface of wood and stone as I roll across the land, never knowing where I am or where I'm going as I learn to let go of the bank and float down the great river. Above me, a presence sits atop an eight spoked wagon wheel and I, presumptious as a child or an uninvited guest, seek to explain the unkown to the teachers I meet along the Way. As quiet as a foreigner.

-Update Aug, 2011 -

Don't paint, talk, or try to even think about mandalas in China, it can be seen as religious and their prisons aren't good places to be.

But, if you're like me you'll do it anyway. Because it's a lot of fun and rules are idiotic.

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Beijing - 798 (and Sakristan too!)

Beijing - 798
798 is an area of Beijing that used to be entirely composed of working factories. At some point the factories stopped factoring and artists began to take over the space using the old abandoned buildings as studios and eventually as galleries. Today the main features are the art galleries and souveneir shops. It's become pretty gentrified, I'd read about that online, but assumed the writers were exagerating a bit. They kind of weren't. It's unique gentrification and that might be worth seeing in its own right. And it was here that I came across the first (and only) bit of streetart in Beijing (or in all of China thus far) other than my own and other than the (very rare) tag or bomb.

This is a work of mine next to a Sakristan piece. Perhaps it's like a left/right brain switch, here the left is the more conscious side of man and the right is the less tech savy unconscious element encountered most readily in dream life.

I imagine it was the same for him when he painted here, crowds of tourists surrounded me taking pictures, none of them uttering a word, just me, smiling and attempting to say hello, making them blush and turn away, sometimes running away in giggles. Funny enough I've put up some work(s?) by Sakristan in the US, and we know some of the same people. Anyway, small world, no?

-correction, not him, but her, not he but she :D sorry! i r sometime the big idiot i have ever see

Beijing 798 - Chi Joe Ba?
798, originally uploaded by _Loaf_.

The infamous factory of art. The epicenter of Beijing's art world. . . Here we go adding a little dimension of street art or post-graffiti to the mix. About the only other streetartist (other than graffiti type) here is Sakristan. Wil have to put up images of that later. Using computers isnt as high on the priority list as painting for me :)

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Wheatpaste the World! : America, Asia, Europe, Middle East

Keep Dreaming!
The unconscious, tentatively described as "subliminal consciousness," was first posited by Fredric Meyers in 1886. This discovery is considered to have revolutionized psychology as much as the discovery of radioactivity has changed phsyics.

Questioningly Obvious

Pasting Trains
Pasting Trains, originally uploaded by _Loaf_.

The night pictures are generally terrible, and the day pictures dont exist, so there's just this. It will have to do.

Artists featured; Alias, Fragil, Loaf, Prost, Think

I pasted a lot all over these trains... pitty no time for photography in the early morning & by night i was on a plane :(


Downtown Tel Aviv

Happy Trails
Happy Trails!

Recently I found out I'm in some shows. Artwork is currently being shown in (alphabetical order) Beijing, Berlin, Israel, and probably somewhere else I forget. Anyway, I cant use much of the internet or post to blogs except through flickr so no info on this until later! Love and Kisses! -Loaf, Beijing, Summer 2011

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Tel Aviv Streetart - William S. Burroughs on Dreams (EKF)

This is something of a re-post because I just got the photos from Tel Aviv, I'm only posting one here though, to see more check out the websites mentioned below
Downtown Tel Aviv
This first image is from downtown Tel Aviv (Summer 2011)

NSPIRE Collective's 4th Annual ReUse Project o

#24 Bialik Street in Central Tel Aviv!

More Photos Here:

You can check out all the REUSE & RESIST exhibition photos on the event site here:

Check out the above REUSE & RESIST video in 2 parts here on flickr or see the full video on youtube:

©Inspire One

One line, drawn on paper about 1 meter x 1 meter, grey, black, white.
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Monday, July 25, 2011

The Great Awakening: The Key is in the Stars

The story of man & nature

The below image shows a bit of the context... And the barbecues that go on here are quite nice. After painting they hold them in front of the painting instead of around the corner. Hope everyone enjoys! Only intend to spread love with this painting.
More Beautiful People

"Quantum mechanics clearly shows that nothing can be predetermined, no matter how events may appear. Not only is ours a small world, it is a Zen world after all. You may object and claim that you can't change because people remember how you are, that you are powerless to change anything. But the indivisible quantum of shapable action proves you wrong.

Even our concept of memory needs revision. The unrelentless quantum shows that the past as well as the future, is created. There is no past. There is no future. We create both, continuously and in unpredictable ways. This is it. There are no hidden messages. If, for only an instant, you sense this overwhelming fact of your existence, it will alster your future now as you hold this book in your hands. You can't help but sense a feeling of power. No one knows you. You know no one."

"Taking the Quantum Leap" - Fred Alan Wolf

I stole this book from a library as a teenager. Found I still love it. :)

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Anonymous : Grass Roots

And if you can't join in the overthrow of any corrupt systems by hacking, the least you can do is plant a garden. Start growing and start giving, you'll find there's more than enough and that very gift of giving will enable you to receive far more than anything you ever give! And the gift doesn't end there, in fact it's like a first step away from a society based on money. And since money is based on oil, it's another form of movement away from the corrupt energy economy!

So get with it, the future is what it is.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Heaven Ascending

Heaven Ascending

Yea, so I found out the hard way that the I Ching (Book of Changes) is pretty much illegal so long as it doesn't fudge the truth and glorify communism.

If you do not know what the I Ching is I am surely not the one to tell you about it. It is far to vast and complex for me to begin with. Yet it is also called "The Simple Book." And indeed that it is. So, if it is meant for you to learn it, it will be, otherwise, no worries. I wish you only the very best!

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Nanjing rooftops

Rooftops, Nanjing
Clicking on the image probably take you to more info if you like.

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Beijing 798

Beijing - 798
The right side is Loaf, left is Sakristan. Click on the image and read about it on Flickr if you like.

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