After 17 or more years thinking I should build a Round Table for creative discussion, I’ve finally done it – or the prototype, last week. The catalyst was Nathan the young American man from Waiheke who appeared at the gallery one day, and roused many of my wilder dreams from their shallow graves by being even more otherworldly and mystical than me… He was fasting and praying. . He saw the 4phase tree of life as a way of uniting people in the most noble and knightly quest for the holy grail of community. I bought some props in the form of silver spoons and forks from the Salvation Army stamped with the mark ‘community’. Representing the Status Quo in the centre which feeds us as we enter the dynamic phases of new Love Beauty Truth and Freedom… And walking the beach I found a rubber ring which resonated even more when I painted it gold. It’s a great symbol I think of true community – flexible and strong, pure gold but with a black interior like obsidian, representing the ability to absorb and neutralise negativity. And it’s too big for one person to wear like Sauron’s One Ring of power.
And Nathan? He caught a cold, stayed with us a few more days, then slipped away again. I hope he made it safely back to Waiheke… He did work magic with me here.
Soon we’ll be able to use the room of the round table for all kinds of meetings and creative workshops… in the rainy weather I’ll be able to do the finishing touches. ..and make the next, smaller, round table, for a group of brainstorming children. But that’s a story for next week…
We may be disappearing into a culture-wide ‘Matrix’ and our prime reality, life on this fragile planet, in this vast universe, may be receding into the fog of illusion…. We are dreaming a new technodream which could doom our planet to go to hell in a handbasket. I posted this thought recently on my personal blog, here: https://wizardofeutopia.com/2018/04/27/the-hedonomatrix/
We need to dream new possibilities for living on THIS planet, THIS embodied reality. I hope I can shake myself awake enough to keep Dreamspace vision alive long enough to inspire others to join me here, to generate new good things, ways of being in the world, being our possible creator selves in harmony with the higher wisdom… we, the 21st century sleepwalkers… I hope you will consider joining Lifegym here as we explore the possible human in many modalities. See the page on this blog about lifegym. I started a website: www.lifegym.nz
Take the RED pill… See you on the other side! Prime reality, where we can face down our demons, then dream and create a better world together. ‘Remain true to the Earth, my brothers!’ – Zarathustra
A picture paints – a picture. Photoshop gives a nice image. Only paint, dust, noise, chaos, money, and even blood sweat and tears, create a walk-through 3d-real, real-time, livable Place that looks something like the image. Along the way we can get tired, forget to step back and let the place in progress carry us, delight us. But the work goes on. Too late to turn back, luckily! Here is a picture tour through the ongoing renovation of the 99 year old lady for a new life as a gallery and workshops, opening soon, asap, before the money runs out (well, not to long after that point!). There are 3 studio spaces for renting to keen co-creators, maybe 4. The gallery now has about 12 spotlights. I did one or two driftwood works in between efforts, and of course more grandson times! Oh and the strange holes in the particle board panels: they are free on side of road. I have a round router pattern and rout disks to glue into the holes. A great ongoing resource!
ps: yes I know that ladder looks dodgy. It is ok, but it’s a bit scary 5 metres up it! I’ll take care. Stairway to heaven – not yet!
The Pecha Kucha talk was fun!
I put it up on YouTube for your entertainment I hope 🙂 It’s the short story of how I got to the point of setting up the ‘Eutopian’ Dreamspace project here in Gisborne. Enjoy, share, and join the project in Gisborne here or online by following this blog. This week we try to close a deal to rent lease or buy 61 Carnarvon St. Due diligence goes on… can’t wait to get into the actual creating!