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Over the last few months I have been working extensively with Roxana, helping her create the Art of Botanical Perfume online course. This is an accredited curriculum for the School of Aromatic Studies. It is a comprehensive beginners course for students interested in learning the olfactory arts through the lens of historical botanical materials and more. Roxana is an aromatherapist and thus able to bring this science and knowledge to the course.
First we shot video of Roxana with Brian Oh, a videographer from Seattle, and it has been months of editing ever since. Essentially this has been a crash course for me to learn Final Cut X and the art of teaching a class with film. The above clip is called, Artistry and is about Roxana’s approach to creativity and what she calls “Circular Thinking.” This gives you a very small taste of what I have doing with these pieces. Overall I have edited almost three hours of footage for all the lessons, integrating imagery and music as you see here.
It has been a challenge, but I am learning a lot and will be sharing more of this art form in all sorts of ways in the coming months.
One of the things Jeff Burne and I worked especially hard on with my book was the design. We wanted a sequential story of my art career to run through the pages, but desired to have each spread become beautiful statements unto themselves.
This is the last spread in the book and reflects a bit of all the things I love in photography, the sensual/divine feminine, and the etheric realms of heaven on earth.
The Art of Greg Spalenka
Please join us at this one of a kind ART event Luna Gardens! Tickets are almost sold out. ART, FLOWERS and more.
I have a lecture and book signing this Saturday, April 9, 2:00 at the Grant R. Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks. 1401 E. Janss Road Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 See you there!
The Goddess is Rising. Photo sketch for new body of work on the Divine Feminine.
Ascending to our highest nature. Art for a book (in the works) on the gospels inspired by intuitive translations of Paramahansa Yogananda.
John the Baptist and Jesus unite through cosmic consciousness. Art for a book (in the works) on the gospels inspired by the translations of Paramahansa Yogananda.
Art for a book (in the works) on the gospels inspired by the translations of Paramahansa Yogananda.
“A thousand Christs sent to earth would not redeem its people unless they themselves become Christlike by purifying and expanding their individual consciousness to receive therein the second coming of the Christ Consciousness, as was manifested in Jesus….Contact with this Consciousness, experienced in the ever new joy of meditation, will be the real second coming of Christ—and it will take place right in the devotee’s own consciousness.”
Blue Mage, graphite, mixed media, digital. A version of this image is tipped into my special edition of “The Art of Greg Spalenka.”
Tree of Life, for the Arboreal Dreams: The Forest show at Krab Jab Studio, opens this weekend. 8″x10″ Mixed media,inks, graphite, acrylic, oil paint, transparencies, tape, on board.
“The human body is the tree of life. The spinal cord is like an upturned tree, with man’s hair as its roots, and afferent and efferent nerves as its branches.”