Sacred Mirrors
  • <b>Material World</b><br /> 1985–86, Lead Silhouette and Leaded Mirrors, 84 x 46 in.
  • <b>Skeletal System</b><br /> 1979, Oil on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Nervous System</b><br /> 1979, Oil on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Cardiovascular System</b><br /> 1980, Oil on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Lymphatic System</b><br /> 1985, Oil on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Viscera</b><br /> 1979, Oil on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Muscle System (Pregnant Woman)</b><br /> 1980, Oil on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Caucasian Woman</b><br /> 1981, Oil on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Caucasian Man</b><br /> 1981, Oil on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>African Woman</b><br /> 1981, Oil on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>African Man</b><br /> 1981, Oil on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Asian Woman</b><br /> 1981, Oil on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Asian Man</b><br /> 1981–82, Oil on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Psychic Energy System</b><br /> 1980, Acrylic on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Spiritual Energy System</b><br /> 1981, Acrylic on Canvas, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Universal Mind Lattice</b><br /> 1981, Acrylic on Canvas, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Void/Clear Light</b><br /> 1982, Acrylic on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Avalokitesvara</b><br /> 1982–83, Acrylic on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Christ</b><br /> 1982–85, Oil on Linen, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Sophia</b><br /> 1989, Acrylic on Canvas, 84x46 in.
  • <b>Spiritual World</b><br /> 1985-86, Sandblasted Mirror with Illumination, 84x46 in.
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The Sacred Mirrors

Viewing the Sacred MirrorsThe Sacred Mirrors, once on view at CoSM NYC 2004-2008, are NOT CURRENTLY ON VIEW at CoSM. The exquisite well-loved series will be displayed in the Visionary Art Sanctuary at CoSM, Entheon, now under construction.  Please help get the paintings back on view by making a contribution to build Entheon.

Inspired and named by Allyson Grey, the Sacred Mirrors series were painted by Alex Grey from 1979 to 1989. This unique work of contemporary sacred art transcribes a psychedelic mystical experience shared by the two artists.  An installation of framed images, consisting of nineteen paintings and two etched mirrors, the 21 Sacred Mirrors examine the anatomy of body, mind and spirit in rich detail, presenting a life-sized figure facing the viewer who is invited to reflect on their own divinity.

To learn more about the Sacred Mirrors and view more artwork go to the Alex Grey Gallery at alexgrey.com.

Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey, published by Inner Traditions in 1990 has sold over 150 thousand copies and has been translated into 6 languages.  The book follows the history of Grey's artistic life and features texts by noted philosopher Ken Wilber, art critic Carlo McCormick, and the artist Alex Grey.

The book Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey is available online at the CoSM Shop and from select booksellers.