Friday, July 04, 2008

a gentle rain or, a mighty flood of illumination

Darvish Dervish Sufi Art1.
Now no soul knoweth what delight of the eyes are kept secret in reserve, as a reward for the beautiful works they used to do!
- The Quran 32.17

Creativity (is) Where the Divine and the Human Meet.
- Matthew Fox

2.
Mystical, or if you will, "spiritual" art does not come unbidden, rather it is a choice the artist makes. To make him/herself available and open to the motivating grace.

... it is often more difficult than "conventional" art. One can be utterly aflame with the need to DO and be physically drained by the power of it. God is often not gentle with artists, but a deluge of light and love that challenges even the brave.

It should be remembered, that all form is only the light that makes up all things. All we see is light, as light is the source of all sight. The same would be true of music and writing also. A gentle rain or a mighty flood of illumination. As the Beloved wills.

- Michael Zulli, artist and darvish at heart
. comment from the post: The Sacred Meaning of Mystical Expressionism, Art and Beauty

3.
Creation is the product of synchronizing our energy with the universe. Once we experience the whole and recognize it, we become aware that we are nothing but the Divine Creative Force.

We need to enter into Love each day,
in the way we enter into prayer.
we connect the physical and the spiritual
through this pathway, the way of mystery
whether it is through prayer, through beauty
or through Love.

- Rassouli, a contemporary visionary artist, mystic and poet who's masterful works have also been compared with Rembrandt and Van Gogh.

He calls his unique painting technique Fusionart, a style that Rassouli has created and registered and is presently teaching to many artists in Southern California. Fusionart's main theme is cosmic unity. The painting style is derived from mysticism, near-eastern spirituality, and a foundation in European painting techniques. Rassouli represents this concept through illumination of the Divine Creative Light coupled with its manifestation reflected on his canvas in the form of feminine power and beauty. Thus his vision of art and creativity is impregnated with the concept of 'Creative Light coupled with the Divine Beauty'.

.: art work by Zed
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