Out of Discord Comes the Most Beautiful Harmony
Philosophical Research Society, October 10, 2018
Out of Discord Comes the Most Beautiful Harmony is the simultaneous creation of a cosmick mandala by a monumental-sized pendulagraph and a healing sound-bath by quartz-crystal singing bowls. Together with artist and metaphysician Michael Carter and sound-bowl practitioner Kristin Palombo, the audience will contribute their vibrational presence in seeking to harmonize the impersonal, cosmic law of gravitation and the felt experience of pure sound vibration. Out of Discord Comes the Most Beautiful Harmony proposes the possibility of unifying the grand opposites of our shared reality: finite and infinite; subjectivity and objectivity; form and emptiness; masculine and feminine; cosmic and terrestrial; law and chaos. In this unified field, our consciousness can travel into altered states of being, opening the doors to new conditions of mental and spiritual experience.
Glendale Community College, December 4, 2017
Sited off an elevated footbridge connecting the Science and Humanities buildings on the campus of Glendale Community College, Making Space is a practical investigation into the possibility of universals today. What are the conditions that connect us in the human experience? Gravity is one such condition—an ever-present force that intimately effects our lives yet also is responsible for shaping planets, forming solar systems, and structuring our galaxy. The pendulum is a highly sensitive instrument that facilitates a personal collaboration with this cosmic-scale phenomena. The pendulum series is an encouragement to question a mechanistic understanding of reality and recall to our awareness the infinitely receding and never-crossed boundary of the unknowable.
Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
April 15, 2017
Open House, Los Angeles, CA
July 23, 2016
(1) The "lower self" is man resident in the body. In our lives, it has the natural duty of representing the "Higher Self" there. It errs when it forgets this agency. The "Higher Self" is always the friend of the "lower Self," which being involved in illusion, caused by the "pairs of opposites," becomes enemy to itself. Every man, as "lower mind," has to recognize this, and choose to make a change.
(2) "Listen all! This is the truth of it. Fighting leads to killing, and killing gets to warring. And that was damn near the death of us all. Look at us now! Busted up, and everyone talking about hard rain! But we've learned, by the dust of them all... Bartertown learned. Now, when men get to fighting, it happens here! And it finishes here! Two men enter; one man leaves."
The Stars Down to Earth
Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA
July 3, 2014
Beloved of occultist, nationalists, conspiracy theorists, and celebrity watchers, The Stars Down to Earth will present a performative meditation on the history, interpretation and geometry of the humble, five-pointed star.