Art Church: Sacred Geometry
with Alex Grey and Allyson Grey
Sunday, June 15th, 2014 – 1-7PM
Behind the veil of the visible world, a matrix of divine proportions and underlying grids plot the mathematics of biology, space and time. Today in Art Church, we will study and draw the basic Sacred Geometric forms, counting from one to six. A talk demonstrating the principle of sacred geometry woven into natural forms will show how the golden section and fibonacci sequence is detectable in flowers, growing plants and living creatures. The One-sided sacred geometric form is a perfect sphere, in two dimensions it is a circle, the symbol of Spirit’s wholeness. The Vesica Piscis is the two sided sacred geometric shape and is associated with the divine feminine. The Vesica was used as a proportional guide for many cathedrals in Europe. The upward pointing Triangle is a symbol of trinity, of fire and the mind. The square is a symbol of matter, solidity, and the four elements. The pentagon is connected with the golden ratio and is related to the anatomical human form with five projections, head, arms & legs. The hexagon is the underlying foundation of crystals, is seen in the bees hive, and is the center of the flower of life.
We will explore the meaning and craft of contemplative drawing on paper with compass and straight-edge.
All participants need to bring supplies. Recommended are a sketch pad (11″ x 14″), a good compass and metal cork back ruler.
Program Begins at 1pm
Meditation — music by Jon Ohia
BRING DRAWING MATERIALS including colored pencils, pens or watercolor and a sketch book or pad.
Journaling and poetic expression also encouraged.
Meditation Ends with Closing Reflections
Break — The Mushroom Cafe and CoSM Shop will be open.
Sacred Geometry Presentation
Discussion on Drawing Geometry
Drawing Meditation — music by Jon Ohia
Program Ends at 6pm
“Jewel Net of Indra”, “Perfect”, and “Order with Chaos Letters” by Allyson Grey
Alex Grey, world-renowned artist, poet, and author, is best loved for his paintings which portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. His books, Sacred Mirrors, The Mission of Art, Transfigurations, and Art Psalms, trace the development of his work and mystical experiences that shaped his spiritual artistic life. Alex’s most recent monograph, Net of Being, addresses how his art is evolving the cultural body through icons of interconnectedness. www.alexgrey.com
Allyson Grey, artist, writer and social sculptor, has co-written and edited a dozen books and all seven volumes of CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture. Since 1975, Allyson has been artistic partner and studio mate of artist, Alex Grey. With a Master of Fine Arts from Tufts University, Allyson has been an educator and muse to artists for over 30 years. Alex and Allyson are the parents of actress, Zena Grey. allysongrey.com Together, the Grey co-founded the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, CoSM, an interfaith church since 2008, celebrating creativity as a spiritual path.
“Sacred G Fusion” by Core Love.
The CoSM Shop and Cafe will be open.
Rooms are available for rent in our fully renovated Victorian Mansion.
Many originals and reproductions of Alex & Allyson Grey’s artwork are on display in the guest house.
CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 – click here for directions.