COSMIC MIND

2021

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COSMIC MIND

2021

The vacant | infinite space

which existed

previous to the creation of the world. 

REBIRTH of GAEA

This is one vignette among many, interwoven to form REBIRTH of GAEA -- a visual tapestry synthesizing modern conceptions of our place in the universe with those of the Ancient Greeks.

NFTs available here.

"A gaping yawn." 

the exterior vessel of the Cosmic Mind echoes within as human.

The human mind is a prism whose shards of light stylize pure divinity into different mythologies. Breathe in. Focus. Breathe out... a nebulae spills from the Cosmic Mind’s mouth, manifesting reality.

Form From

Formlessnes 

 

In Greek Mythology, Chaos is the dimension from which the gods and men arose. 

Coming up for a way to visualize that, I remembered some slow-motion imagery of milk in water and thinking that might be a good place to start to find some interesting shapes. When I saw that angelic wisp appear and thought "Yup, that'll do the trick." 

Nature is insane... leaving her unneccearily beautiful fingerprints all over.

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2.5.11 Adding the nautilus shell to the embryo b/c the human mind conjures up gods but also figures out some amazing things, e.g. phi, which emma and I have talked a lot about.  Also the placement of the embryo + nautilus makes emma look like she’s princess leia.  Doing that because she likes star wars.

 

 

Chaos is the vacant and infinite space which existed previous to the creation of the world, and out of which the gods, men, and all things arose.  In ancient Greek, “chaos’ does not mean a state of disarray but rather a yawning or gap, the space between heaven and earth. After the appearance of the primordial deities, Chaos gives birth to Nyx (Goddess of Night) and Erebos (God of shadows and darkness).

 

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Concrete Human

"Concrete Human" was the default text that came up when I loaded this default setup.

Ha. Seems to fit pretty nicely.

Research...

BEGINNING / CHAOS- Gaping Void  

Vandiver, pages 16-17. 

 


Rose, A Handbook, page 19

In Homer the gods are already organized on the model of a human clan, with Zeus at its head; Hesiod preserves the earliest account of how this state of things came about.  Before all things, he tells us, came Chaos.  This word, which seems to literally mean “gaping void,” apparently does not signify mere empty space; even at that time the Greeks were unlikely to conceive of anything as coming into bring out of nothing.  Nor does Hesiod say that even Chaos had existed from all eternity, for he says it “came into being,” rather than “was.”  It is his starting point rather than an absolute beginning…  In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Chaos becomes a formless mixture of the elements or principles of matter, hard and soft, heavy and light, and so forth.  

 


http://www.bellaterreno.com/art/greek/greekgodscreation.aspx

The god Chaos (gaping void) was the foundation of all creation. Out of this god arose Gaea (earth), Tartaros (underworld) and Eros (love). The god Eros was necessary to draw Chaos and Gaea together so that they would produce offspring. Chaos then created night and the first born of Gaea was Ouranos (god of the heavens). The union of Chaos and Gaea also resulted in the creation of the mountains, seas, and gods known as Titans. The interaction of these early gods resulted in the creation of several other gods. These included well-known figures such as Aphrodite, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus.  Zeus eventually waged war on his father (Cronos) and the Titans. As a result of this conflict, Zeus established a new regime on Mt. Olympus. Zeus ruled the sky, his bother Poseidon ruled the seas, and his brother Hades ruled the underworld. The creation of human beings is the result of conflicting myths. Many creation stories held that human beings sprang directly from the ground. In some cases, separate Greek societies had their own unique creation events. This is true for the Arcadians and Thebans, which both trace their beginnings to different earth-born men created in different areas. One myth states that humans were created out of earth and water, aided by the Titan, Prometheus, with his gift of fire.

 


http://www.theoi.com/Protogenos/Chaos.html

CHAOS was the first of the Protogenoi (primeval gods) to emerge at the creation of the universe.  She was followed in quick succession by Gaea (Earth), Tartaros (the Underworld) and Eros (Love the life-bringer).  Chaos was the lower atmosphere, which surrounded the earth - invisible air and gloomy mist. Her name Chaos literally means the gap, the space between heaven and earth. Chaos was the mother or grandmother of the other substances of air: Nyx (Night), Erebos (Darkness), Aither (Light) and Hemera (Day), as well as the various emotion-affecting Daimones which drifted through it. She was also a goddess of fate like her daughter Nyx and granddaughters the Moirai.  Later authors defined Chaos as the chaotic mix of elements that existed in the primeval universe, confusing it with the primeval Mud of the Orphic cosmogonies, but this was not the original meaning.

 


Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.

CHAOS, the vacant and infinite space which existed according to the ancient cosmogonies previous to the creation of the world (Hesiod Theogony 116), and out of which the gods, men, and all things arose. A different definition of Chaos is given by Ovid, who describes it as the confused mass containing the elements of all things that were formed out of it. According to Hesiod, Chaos was the mother of Erebos and Nyx. Some of the later poets use the word Chaos in the general sense of the airy realms, of darkness, or the lower world.

 


Theogony maintains that there were four primordial deities: Chaos, Gaea, Tartaros, and Eros. Chaos is the vacant and infinite space which existed previous to the creation of the world, and out of which the gods, men, and all things arose.  In ancient Greek, “chaos’ does not mean a state of disarray but rather a yawning or gap, the space between heaven and earth. After the appearance of the primordial deities, Chaos gives birth to Nyx (Goddess of Night) and Erebos (God of shadows and darkness).

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InfernoSelf Portrait

Super Bowl LVCreative Director for augmented reality graphics, 2021 (Silver Spoon Animation)

TENCENTDesign + Execution, 2020 (Ntropic)

The GrammysVFX, 2020 (Ntropic)

Reality via PerceptionPersonal Project, 2020

Sand Water FirePersonal Project, 2020

Lost In SpaceDesign + Execution, 2019 (The Resistance)

The SecretVFX, 2019 (Resistance)

Landscape PaintingPersonal Project, 2018

Justice LeagueDesign + Execution, 2017 (Resistance)

PeriscapeCreative Direction + Execution, 2017

United States NavyDesign + Execution, 2017 (Resistance)

CastrolVFX, 2014 (Suspect)

Easy SkankingPersonal Project, 2015

Jamaica's 50th AnniversaryDesign + Execution, 2012 (Water Works)

The Monkey KingDesign + Execution, 2013 (Global Star)

Rebirth of GaeaPersonal Project, 2012

Flowing MeditationPersonal Project, 2011

Nebulaic EmbryoPersonal Project, 2012

ShapeshifterVFX + Compositing, 2010 (Charlex)

DodgeVFX + Compositing, 2008 (Charlex)

AvrilVFX + Compositing, 2009 (Suspect)

ToshibaDesign + Execution, 2007 (Charlex)

MMsCompositing, 2005 (Charlex)

Verizon "It's The Network"Compositing, 2005 (Charlex)

One Rat ShortCompositing + UI, 2006 (Charlex)

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