Art is a tool for transformation, on both a personal and planetary level. We can use the arts to express our realities, promote and reflect social change, and connect more deeply with ourselves, each other, and the Earth. From the Lascaux cave paintings, to the Egyptian hieroglyphics, to current-day infographics, it has ever been the role of the arts to preserve and promote knowledge.My works are designed based on the belief that what we hold in our minds eventually happens. In my art, I work with visions of a harmonious, ecologically thriving world and Awakened states of being, in the hope that viewers of my work will joyfully manifest these states of being in their own lives. A truly open Internet makes it possible to share creative inspiration with vast numbers of people through the arts, and to that end I tag my own with links to the information that inspires it.Tantric Marriage(featured on the cover of BM Magazine Issue 2o11)Within the body, there is a fountain of energy that lay dormant. By studying and practicing the wisdom of the ancients, we may learn to unlock and kindle this sacred fire. As we generate this loving transformation within ourselves, we radiate that frequency out in the world we experience. As we create balance in ourselves, we create balance in the Universe. I made this piece while I was traveling in India, immersed in asana, pranayama, meditation and lucid dreaming. My studies and resulting experiences gave me a clearer image of the relationships between the Chakras, the nervous & endocrine systems, diet, Prana & Qi, and heightened spiritual experiences. I wanted to embed these teachings of inner balance into the symbolism of the piece.
My philosophy is kindness.
My church is the Cathedral of Nature
Is all of creation
A living communion
With Life’s sacred union
the Birds, bees,
Deer and lakes
One common Spirit
One heart without limit
The symbolism in this painting is sourced from a series of dreams and my understanding of them.
Here is a poem I wrote for the Tree of Life (adapted from my poem Sacred Lovers)
To spin this dream called reality
I becomes a polarity
Lovers veiled in Mystery
She is dark and dressed in Night
He is Day and dressed in light
Their Love spins space and time
Their Love births the tree divine.
We are all leaves on this very tree
The tree is we and we are the tree
Michael's personal music projects include two solo albums released under the moniker Axis Intact, as well as collaborative projects such as the Bombdogs album "Unleashed!" and five albums as an original member of the Poetic Sages Illuminated. In addition to these musical endeavors, Michael has produced an impressive collection of visual works rendered in multiple mediums including oils, colored pencils, sculpture, ceramics, and digital graphics. Most works exhibit bold use of color and complex themes of interdependence, the natural world, sustainability, science-and-technology, and altered states of consciousness. All works, both visual and aural, are available either on his personal website -angulounlimited.com, or on many of the social networking sites such Facebook, Red Bubble, Deviant Art, Last.FM, and Reverb Nation etc..