“Dreams of Green” (8:00 mins), © Helen Davey
(midi sound names: bliss, tranquil horizon, curved air)
“sin titulo”, © Mauricio Paz Viola
oleo sobre tela
(“untitled”, oil on canvas)
Mauricio Paz Viola
For me, creativity and art are meant to be shared with the viewer, involving him/her to create – along with the artist – new images and worlds in themselves.
I consider every one of my paintings a mirror in itself, reflecting the viewer’s inner worlds and memories of other worlds inhabited in past lives: as a particle of stardust, as plants, as clouds, beyond what is real and physical; thus allowing the viewer to create and re-create new images and shapes based on his/her emotions and experience and temporarily return to the world beyond the grasp of mundane and rationality; without rules nor limitations, to an endless stream of light, color, energy and vibrations in one with the universe, out there and inside us.
I loved getting lost in this piece of art – which is just one in a series of Mauricio’s works. I wanted to evoke a sense of wonderment and space for philosophical dreaming. I felt that such “spaciousness” required a sonic quality of unending-ness;
Generally I work with acoustic instruments, but for this piece, I delved into some midi sounds, namely, “bliss, tranquil horizon & curved air” (how could I resist those names? They seem so appropriate!). The meandering melody line (“curved air”) is intended to carry thoughts where they wish to wander, in a wondering way.
A Uruguayan artist living in Chile is certainly not someone I would meet every day. I found Mauricio’s artwork online and love that although we don’t share a common language, we can communicate in simple sentences, about our art and project 52, (using google translate). What a remarkable time we live in!
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Wishing you goodness and green grooves