It all started with the book cover design for the 2015 Edition of "Love EFT" (an excellent book, btw, I highly recommend it!). Set for release on Valentine's Day 2015, this is what it turned out to be:
Paintings by Silvia Hartmann
Creating magical object which have the power to change the world is the purpose of art.
Here are the latest Art Spells, codenamed "The Cupcakes" for November 2014.
The Rainbow Song Bird - from the song that starts, "Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue ..." for granddaughter Amber Kent.
Handover to the young patron of the arts was on June 28th, 2014 :-)
A special symbol hybrid painting 16"x20" for Alex Kent's 33rd birthday.
Rooster - 16"x20" Acrylics on Canvas - 4.5.2014 painting by Silvia Hartmann
Here is a video taken at EMO 2014 - a video documentary following Silvia Hartmann's guided tour through energy art, art solutions and all things art for energists!
Primal art has a feature that sets it apart from "modern art" or "contemporary art" or even "classical art" - namely that it is from a place where art and magic were one and the same and had not yet been broken apart. Art was magic, magic was art and as all art served a magical purposes, so did all magical purposes serve art itself. The logical next step from 1st Art is the hand print on the cave wall, and then to go on and put other things on the cave wall as well.
So it made sense to make a cave painting at this juncture.
Four days and five nights ... and here's the Damien Hirst symbol painting ...
If anyone ever tells you doing art is for lazy people, don't believe them ...
Art is a very personal journey. And every so often, there are these priceless experiences that one really can't put into words. I guess that's the difference between painting and sculpting and writing about after the fact ...
At any rate, whilst working on the "Damien Hirst" symbol painting, I had a moment of revelation ...
Alright so no painting is painting itself here literally. A canvas jumping out of the cupboard, sticking out it's little arms and legs, undoing the paint tube and with squeals of pleasure, beginning to apply Alizarin Crimson to themselves in long, slow strokes ... ;->
What I'm talking about here is a process by which some paintings "arrive" - like Gold Fall.
I love The Genius Symbols. They have brought immeasurable joy into my life, I have just had such a good time making different symbol sets, and eventually, I made a symbol game board, an acrylic painting on canvas.
I use it for special purposes and always regretted I couldn't take it with me when I went away to a conference or such; and when I came across a company who prints custom art scarves the other day, the The Genius Symbol Mandala literally jumped into my mind. But before we got started on that, there was the vector version to be done ...
Some time ago, I sent someone a The Gift and it was a Seahorse. First time that I can recall I had any dealings with this particular creature or metaphor, as the case may be ...
Here is my seahorse drawing, the symbol hybrid, and a seahorse vector version, plus a couple of cute animated seahorses and a seahorse to print out for coloring in.
I gave a short 15 minute presentation on The Genius Symbols at the AMT conference last year. Normally I draw the symbols live to show how simple they are and ask the audience to guess what they might be to demonstrate they are easy to learn, so that's what I did. This caused a certain gentleman to give me a set of canvases for Christmas and the idea/task to make a symbol set for group demonstrations. I did and here they are.
A commission for an August birthday - Leo The Lion.
Inspired by Taurus, my second Star Sign Symbol Hypbrid painting.
A very powerful symbol - Taurus The Bull. --- Sold ---
The Golden Bull has been associated with prosperity, earthly success, power and wealth, potent sexuality and the divine manifestation of the masculine, therefore also related to luck and protection from negative influences. A real power symbol painting.
After spending the summer watching StarGate SG1 (all ten seasons) StarGate Atlantis (five seasons) and Stargate Universe (1 1/2 seasons) it just had to be done - a The Genius Symbols Stargate picture/painting ... :-)
In 2006, I became fascinated by Bob Ross and his wet on wet oil painting technique. And his intensely hypnotic deliveries and demonstrations, to be sure.
I tried this for myself and it was really quite wonderful on many different levels; I learned a lot about many, many things in the process and when it was done, painted a portrait of Bob Ross as a personal Thank You from me.
I've never painted a portrait before, never mind in oils, or even drawn pictures of people's faces; that wasn't my thing. Still, did the best I could and god bless, Bob, it's from the heart. xxx
Mirrorball Messages is the original precursor to symbol painting by Silvia Hartmann, created around June of 2003.
Following on from Zero, and from around the same time, I made a painting with Project Sanctuary in mind. This is well before Art Solutions and so therefore there wasn't a conscious set up involved here. Just an exploration of the topic at the time, see what would manifest.
Zero is to me a very important painting. It was a process that I did not design for myself, but it happened over quite a long period of time, from 2000 to 2001.
I had been painting various things - mostly vision based paintings - for some time and felt I could go on like that forever. When I feel like that, I know it is time to move on ...
"Dragon Rising" heralded a new era and a complete breakthrough, literally, in the way I thought of art.
My first full on consciously visionary painting, it also broke through the barriers of entrainments and taught me how to represent reality in such a way that the energetic information is maintained.
Dragon Rising was adopted as the name of my new publishing company, specifically designed to publish PROJECT SANCTUARY.
"Me & Me" by Silvia Hartmann, 1993. The original is lost, this digital version based on a surviving photograph in 2015.
The story goes that a man wakes up and finds himself, asleep. He picks up his sleeping self and feels great love for it. That was the dream vision.
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