A Few Words About Art, Life Practice, and Knowledge:

1) Art: Smaller moves / waves, done in the right ways: are extremely effective.

2) The best kind of deal or arrangement happens: when everyone involved wins something useful out of it.

3) You can get what you want: but only when you know what it is. Otherwise, some idiot will come along and tell you what you must like: a whole gamut of things:

...which (most often) turns out to be: less than what is promised in the sales pitch.

4) People need to do what they want, or need to, as long as they do NOT: 1) bother anyone, and 2) try to take over any existing social system.

5) Artworks come from consciousness, and go back into consciousness.

6) For me, art is taking the middle ground: every word has multiple dimensions, every sound has millions of harmonics, every image has thousands of meanings. I aspire to this.

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UNTITLED (A COLOR FIELD INTERPRETATION of a METAPHYSICAL PORTRAIT (Part 1)):

05:56. Photography and Art:

THE COMMUNICATION:

The perception: and relating to people, as light.

UNTITLED (A COLOR FIELD INTERPRETATION of a METAPHYSICAL PORTRAIT (Part 1)): from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

Photography as 99% fantasy.

The photograph is like a a magic trick: we see, but it is mostly about what we do not see, or what is hidden from view: and this is the grand illusion of it.

It can also be about cosmic energy, some kind of mental perception, lightness, sensibility, or energy in motion.

I believe that photography sees differently than we do, and this is the fascination of it for me.

We begin to notice a difference: in the camera eye, and how we would visualize the subject, if we were actually there.

This reality shift is the METAPHYSICS: contained in these portraits.

WHAT I SEEK:

I want to achieve:

1) some other intelligence, 2) state of awareness, 3) sense of clarity, 4) a broader vision, 5) a better sensibility of things, 6) a bigger fascination, 7) knowledge and wisdom, 8) a more positive world, 9) a sense of openness, 11) abundance, and 12) spiritual love.

My aspirations for all of these attributes are a major part of what I do.

For me, this process is ultimately about fulfillment: for the artist, and also for the viewer.

I want to work, and improve the lives of other people: I make photographs to serve others.

This is how I see it.

SPECIFICS:

THEME PARK: original (finished) artworks: on paper: each one is 8x10, 20.25x16.25, or 20.25x30.25 inches in size.

Special thanks to GuruDev, Robert, Peter H., Peter, Arne, Silvio, Elinor, Julie, SVA, and Art Students League.

© 2015 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

LINK to PAGE: UNTITLED (A COLOR FIELD INTERPRETATION of a METAPHYSICALPORTRAIT (Part 1)):

NEW YORK as THEME PARK: as Part of DAVID MISCELLANEOUS (a collection of short films):

02:57. Artworks. This is New York, the way you always wanted it to be.

This series happened as a result of some unexpected, dissipation of energy, on paper.

MISCELLANEOUS: by David Rapoport: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

PROCESS / IDEA:

It came about randomly, but also systematically:

I started as 35mm still film images.

The beginning stages were embellished, with art materials.

Somehow, I envisioned what the results would be before the works were completed, specifically: while I was in the process of constructing them.

This premonition was the theme park.

The visual information about harmony, and the city that is bigger than life.

This interpretation of the urban landscape was created to make others feel more alive, using my personal mind associations of my feelings about the place.

Dare I use the word: spiritual, about this work?

SPECIFICS:

THEME PARK: original (finished) artworks: on paper: each one is 20.25x16.25 inches in size.

Special thanks to GuruDev, Robert, Peter H., Peter, Arne, Silvio, Elinor, Julie, SVA, and Art Students League.

© 2015 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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