A true artist is relative to his or her own ability to accurately reproduce the self in a visual medium. Not to reproduce a reproduction or to copy an extension of someone else. "The goal of art is not the depiction of reality, but the creation of one's own." Fernando Botera
André Breton was a writer and one of the forefathers of Surrealism and stated that surrealism is; "a desire to deepen the foundations of the real, to bring about an even clearer and at the same time ever more passionate consciousness of the world perceived by the senses". "Lying all alone restless. Unable to lose this image. Sleepless and unable to focus on anything else but your surrender." Lyrics from 'Thinking of You' - A Perfect Circle
In a sense, 'Thinking of You' portrays the very core of Visionary art. Even though Visionary Art is divided into numerous different schools or movements, it all comes down to the same thing, the vision. A Clear image is seen or created within the mind before it is physically approached. It is a conscious intellectual decision or categorization of several unconscious thoughts or imagery. These visions are unique to the artist and the extent, to which such a person is able to exploit these images, measures and weighs him or her as an artist. Especially a Visionary.
Everything in my psyche inspires me. All the data which my senses gather over any period of time is transformed, shaped and manufactured into my overall unconscious coliseum. Like A Giant Elephant incubator, it is just adding on and on, it comes out and drifts until spoken on. If I could encourage you, journey, long for that kingdom of thought in your psyche. Search until you fall and the dessert claim your mind, and then she'll take your heart to the very depths of your soul. There you will find the vision. Then you will find that it is magnificently surreal.
"Let us not mince words: the marvelous is always beautiful, anything marvelous is beautiful, in fact only the marvelous is beautiful." Manifestos of Surrealism, Andre Breton
In truth we can place our trust in the Divine and all our energy to portray everything that is beautiful about Them. Seeing that they reside within us, let us not take to the canvas like the so - called, but be ever aware of the marvelous and rather make sense of the creations.
I take great pride and care in my work. Only the best I have to offer is reproduced. The reproduction is of exceptional quality and therefore any investor will be more than delighted. I sincerely trust that the visual communication between yourself and the piece will be an energy contributing experience.
Jan Thomas Gibson