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Gresham Arts Committee Shows Wall Assembly

In July of 2016, I was invited to exhibit a wall assembly at the Industrial Show put on by the Gresham Arts Committee.  I had been experimenting with ceramic shapes, and these became an assembly when I arranged my favorite little dishes into a circle in the vertical plane.  I counted twenty-four organic oval shapes only after assembling them on a table.  This seemed appropriately mystical, as there are that many hours in one rotation of the earth.  So this piece is kind of a clock in more than just appearance, although that’s not what I intended.

I needed to know which ones worked in the assembly.  So I laid them all out and arranged each piece to fit the imImage: studio process of designing and constructing my ceramic wall asembly.age I had in my head.  I had made a lot of them at all different sizes, so luckily I had enough to trade out the ones that didn’t work.  They either were slightly too large or small or angled the wrong way for my composition.  The wall assembly took about a month to design and construct by hand in my Portland, Oregon, studio.  I laid out the pieces when they were just greenware.  But ultimately the final assembly had to happen when the pieces were fired and hand-painted with metallic gold glaze.

The piece catches all light sources in its concave forms, adding a luxurious feeling to a wall.  At the Industrial Show, the space I hung had nice wall lighting, which really set off the paint.  I hand-paint all of my little dishes in a modern pattern that make them both retro and contemporary.

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Image: example of ceramic wall assembly in contemporary living space.

Bar Maven Exhibits Wall Posters

Wall Posters Are for Adult Rooms Only

This new wall posters series offers artwork for adult rooms.  The 9 pieces I installed thiImage from wall posters series entitled "Reading In Bed."s week burst saturated color into the dim venue lighting.  Patrons can take their time reading the lines and spaces between bodies, while unwinding with an after work beverage.  In some cases it’s obvious, in others you have to think about it and look back a few times.

The bodies in question are trying to read a book, well one of them is at least.  It’s a funny attempt that fails, but not before the images are cast in vibrant pinks and oranges, blues, purples, and greens.

A Romantic Journey Through Lands of Skin

The story gets told when the book is discarded.  This story is personal, the first time I have traveled through such landscapes.  But the lands aren’t made of earth and water, but of skin and romance.  This wall posters series tells the humorous story of trying to read in bed with someone else.  I thought it would be funny conceptually as well as logistically.

What truly inspired me to make this new series of artwork was the beauty of the spaces between human beings, between their bodies, hearts, and minds.

I wanted to represent these sacred spaces visually, to express their rich fullness and graceful proportion.  It took concerted effort to watch for the right moments and to capture them.  Then I obscured the graphics, like looking through a fuzzy lens or wearing glasses in a humid room.  The result is organic proportions and lines naturally pleasing to look at while having a cocktail in the light of early evening.

Not for kids rooms, these wall posters are a sultry addition to mature spaces that need spice.

See the series of wall posters for adults entitled “Reading In Bed” on exhibit through June 2016 at Bar Maven on Foster in Portland.  To purchase, visit the shop HERE.

Weird Instruments Heal

These Weird Instruments Block EMFs

These sculptural instruments activate an ancient technology.  They emit energy that reverses man-made entropy.  In other words, they block EMF radiation attacking the body.  That’s not all.  They also open a portal or energetic gateway to the healing geometries of Nature.  The sculptures I developed for my MFA project are some truly weird instruments.  They emit harmonic energies from the higher octaves of the electromagnetic spectrum.  These energies block electromagnetic fields from cell phone towers and other sources of electronic radiation.  They also open a portal to one of the coolest things about planet Earth:  Nature Devas.

Engagement Portals

Set in the built environment, these Harmonic Artworks serve as engagement portals by which human beings may receive the influence of ancient elemental forces.  The weird instruments let people commune with Nature in an entirely different way.  The energetic patterns swirling off of the artwork have a harmonizing effect on biology.  They positively affect humans, animals, crops, water, and more.  You just have to stand or sit within roughly 35 feet of one.  I measured diagonally outward from the first one across a warehouse room.  I took readings as I moved outward from the object, and I had to stop when the room ended.  Simply being in the same large room as these weird instruments is enough to become attuned to their resonant field.  This means viewers easily access their benefits.

If you haven’t already looked into what EMFs do to the body, well, they cause cancer.

Just like meditation is a tool for calming thoughts, the Egyptian science of BioGeometry has a structural impact on biological systems, effectively transmuting electromagnetic fields (EMFs) into harmonious subtle energy that heals and protects the body and mind.  It is like butter softening the rough surface of toast into a greasy, delicious crunch instead of what would have hurt the roof of your mouth if you hadn’t spread on the fat.

Weird Instruments Restart the Climb Toward Climax

As a landscape and Permaculture designer for 12 years, I have observed the ability of the land to respond to commercial development through consideration of local initiatives, architecture, Permaculture, books, journal articles, interviews, and direct mystical experience.  My master’s Weird instruments combat man-made entropy.project in Applied Craft + Design explored the unnatural entropic pattern set in motion by commercial development.  Entropy is supposed to be the “natural” decline of systems from order to chaos, but if you simply look at undisturbed natural systems, the reverse is actually true.  Nature always recovers disturbed land by sending in pioneer plant species that cover the ground.  These first-response plants gradually give way to second level plants and so on until a climax ecosystem is reached, i.e. mature forest.  Entropy as a naturally-occurring phenomenon is a lie, you see.  My project also explored the corollary threat of man-made entropy to human evolutionary wayfinding.  This means humankind’s navigation toward its own climax, or reaching our potential as a species by evolving.

Finally, the project focused on the potential impact of science-backed design applied to art for harmonizing thought.  I was really interesteImage of acrylic painting depicting frequenciesd in how the higher harmonic patterns of energy from the weird instruments I crafted might affect the brain stem.  Studies have shown that violence increases in direct proportion to the destruction of local natural environments.  In other words, when trees and other plants are cut down, people think and respond to living with more chaos and less harmony.  Ancient Egypt was built on harmonic principles in part for this reason.  The harmony of the millennia-old culture was preserved by the architecture and layout of cities.  It makes sense that harmonically designed objects would similarly impact the thought patterns of contemporary humans.

Therefore, I have crafted an object-scale architecture for directing resource flow which measurably reestablishes sources of unfragmented natural energy patterns otherwise present only in natural systems on their way towards climax.  In other words, I make weird instruments that align thought and organ function patterns to healing natural frequencies, making it easier for people to remain resilient in an ever-increasing landscape of commercial manipulation and man-made entropy.  It is my hope that via engagement with my harmonically-designed sculptural instruments, the human mind can break through the vibrational noise of the developed world to access a diversity of new solutions to our current march toward global systemic collapse.

The First Harmonic Artworks

Jadene Mayla on the 1st of many vibrational medicine harmonic artworks.

This big wood sculpture was the first thoroughly conceived large-scale sculpture I created.  I conceived, designed, modeled, and constructed it with my own hands.  It was one of the most satisfying experiences and gave me the confidence to know that I can make anything I can envision.

My current work is for the Master of Fine Art in Applied Craft + Design offered jointly through Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art.

I’m using my practicum (thesis) project as an opportunity to go deeply into bridge building.  The gap my net-like sculptures span stretches between my intuitive generation of sacred geometry and the precise application of sacred higher harmonic scales to design and making.

As a result of this artistic engagement with the spiritual science of BioGeometry, that distinction is narrowing, as if the Earth* herself were rearranging her body to adapt to the changes humanity is allowing on her surface.

The ovals were more difficult to produce than I thought they would Scale modelbe.  I got a tinny, vibrating hollowness in my hands from too much power sanding.  I had to start taking breaks.

The angles were the most difficult to get though, as I had to somehow reach into tight angles to screw in the bolts.

If I had to do this piece over again, I would paint it before adding hardware to reduce the marks when disassembled and put in the effort to find it a home.  I will never disassemble a piece again, at least I hope to not have to.  It is a heartbreaking experience.

Anyway this sculpture was a blast and looked great.  I thought I’d share it here with you.  Here it is installed.

Large-scale harmonic sculpture bridges intuitive & sacred geometries.

*Note:  in most instances of this word, I choose to capitalize it against the rules of the English language, because I feel She is simply worthy of far greater importance and prestige than any human office.  The same goes for Universe.  🙂