Sunday, September 1, 2019

Phil Silvers and the Corn Fields



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Phillips Pasta pictures

The Spaghetti Flying Monster was invented by atheists as a joke that people would be willing to worship anything they don’t understand.
For me, God exists. In each of my panels flies, aphids, fleas or lice are depicted, as though they have spontaneously generated from nothing. Similarly, evidence of God can spontaneously appear as a result the desires and wishes of the intent observer.
In the late 1970s there was a theory called the Phillips Experiment. Occultists had a theory that if you put enough faith and energy into the idea of a personage appearing, it would appear as a result. Phillips was a being that came out of nowhere. They used séances to make the being appear. I use a bit of glow in the dark paint in each of the paintings to represent the “special effects” of séances.
For many the idea of seeing God in flesh is a bizarre, mysterious notion. For all you know he could be a Spaghetti Flying Monster. Even if that were the case, I don’t think his exact form should be a deterrent on faith or the perseverance of his worship. Indeed, faith is the idea of hope and a long term belief in the goodness of the unknown power out there.








Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Elohim wall


“Elohim” show The series is based on Elohim, which is a Hebrew word for God, often used by the Mormon faith. The word also means plurality of universes. Each walls consist of two Elohim characters reaching out for each other. Each character is a cartoon wizard with bubbly eyes and green/white hair. I was inspired by Michelangelo and with the two figures reaching out for each other. I used prescription bottles and cups as stencils to create the space circles in the background. The multiple bronze circles designate the many universes. The addition of the several panels adds to the plurality of the piece, breaks up the space and makes the work appear larger than its actual size.