By Paul Ré
American artist Paul Ré invitations us to hitch him on his trip for concord, knowledge, and internal pleasure with Art, Peace, and Transcendence.
His hybrid hand-digital prints, Réograms, are a different paintings shape very varied from the Rayograms made within the 20th century via the yank Surrealist guy Ray. Ré's electronic prints are laptop manipulations of the drawings, work, and sculpture he has created over his forty-year career--the alterations can be light or dramatic, each one manually massaged right into a harmonious entire.
Commentary via the artist, drawing from his history in physics, philosophy, and the perform of yoga and meditation, accompanies the fifty-eight full-page plates, putting every piece in its ancient context. Bridging the traces of artwork and technology, Ré takes us on a discovery of our oneness with the complete of the universe and the resource from which it emerged.
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Sue Tullos is a congenitally blind poet and musician with a doctorate in English from Texas Tech University. Please see Plate 47, Water Music or Polonaise for Chopin. PL AT E 8 . Florascape, 2007 You may be surprised to learn that this work is derived from polywogols. See if you can figure out how many are involved. I will not reveal the number to you because, as with so many things in life, the answer is less important than the search . . please refer back to Plate 4, The Dance of the Polywogols.
Bamboo Arch, 2010 May this arch bridge East and West, creating a rainbow that unites a spectrum of cultures. I dedicate this work to Paramahansa Yogananda, who was a great ambassador in uniting Eastern and Western thought. He showed how limited human consciousness could gain an awareness of the Infinite and, ultimately, merge with it. May this work remind us of that goal. 18 • PL AT E 10. Piercing the Arrow of Thought, 2009 The Arrow of Thought contemplating immortality pierces itself in endless cycles revealing the Eternal Now 20 • PL AT E 11.
PL AT E 7. The Lark Ascending or Avian T’ai Chi, 2008 Note how the wings and the surrounding air merge into oneness, as if in a performance of avian t’ai chi. Allow yourself to be serenely lifted by the rising currents. In 1921, British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams created the widely beloved musical opus, The Lark Ascending, that this work commemorates. Williams studied with Maurice Ravel, and perhaps you will find some hint of Ravel’s fluidic dreaminess in his composition, and also in this artwork.
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