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Monday, 21 March 2011 02:00

OmniPhantasmic*

By  Neil Craver

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*Omni-
1. A combining form denoting all, every, everywhere; as in omnipotent, all-powerful; omnipresent; omnivorous.
*Phantasmic-
1. Something apparently seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or an apparition. Also called phantasma.
2. An illusory mental image.
3. In Platonic philosophy, objective reality as perceived and distorted by the five senses.




This project is meant to be consumed with the emotions, and not simply perceived with the sense organs. It aims for transcendental meaning; not only the use of chromatics and aesthetics. The intended focus is philosophical theory, a "subliminal composition" is intended to create an undertow of messages to stress the strong influences of unconscious elements affecting and driving people's lives. And with the creation of a strong undercurrent of incommunicable thoughts, emerges the stage for illuminating the subconscious intellect into perception; not deception.

The visual aesthetics are purely symbolic in their application and structure; with decomposing forests of broken memory connections, and tumbling of vertigo into the correct positions of phenomenal reality. The shallowness of the area above the horizon line indicates the division of the limited amount of information consciously perceivable (atmosphere-above) and the larger mass storage of all the sense information, rationalizations,and prejudices of the subconscious below (hydrosphere-below). The nexus of contingents between drowning and floating, falling and flying, dying and living are some of the main unphysical-intangible themes in this series.

A dominant temporal element of composition is the female form. The intrinsic values of this object exploit and illustrate the submerged network of the unconscious condemnation and restriction of the nude form in popular society. With this formation of energies being repressed in the subconscious state, behavior could start to dissolve the foundation of the self. With no outlets for expression, unconscious wishes could turn into anxiety and transform into synthetic states; such as phobias, aggression, and other maladjusted personality disorders.

What we perceive and process is an extremely finite portion of what we receive from the physical environment. To truly grasp the vexing questions of our inner facilities, we must open ourselves to a flood of unrestricted information. We must dive into the cloudy placid waters of the subconscious world to uncover a linkage between the conscious and the subconscious mind. Once the excavation is started; the illumination of the self-imposed restrains of values, ideas, and moral codes will dissolve. When the subconscious floods pass society's imprisonment; starting a process of uncontaminated awareness; a penetrating understanding will unfold.
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