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Cosmic Love

Cosmic Love painting by John Dyess

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Photograph by John Foster Dyess

broken ornament

broken – having been fractured or damaged and no longer in one piece or in working order: a broken arm. • (of a relationship) ended, such as through infidelity: a broken marriage. • denoting a family in which the parents are divorced or separated: he grew up poor in a broken family | unable to survive in this broken household. • (of an agreement or promise) not observed by one of the parties involved. 2 (of a person) having given up all hope; despairing: he went to his grave a broken man.

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My digital image “Cosmic Textures”  is part of a body of my art that I call “Inner Space”. It is a universe that exist within me that has elements of the universe that the world is part of. I see chaos in this image that may become an orderly universe.

Big Bang theory
Around 13.8 billion years ago, all the matter in the Universe emerged from a single, minute point, or singularity, in a violent burst. This expanded at an astonishingly high rate and temperature, doubling in size every 10-34 seconds, creating space as it rapidly inflated. Within a tiny fraction of a second gravity and all the other forces were formed. Energy changed into particles of matter and antimatter, which largely destroyed each other. But luckily for us some matter survived. Protons and neutrons started to form within the first second; within minutes these protons and neutrons could fuse and form hydrogen and helium nuclei. After 300,000 years, nuclei could finally capture electrons to form atoms, filling the Universe with clouds of hydrogen and helium gas. After around 380,000 years it left behind a bath of photons – the Cosmic Microwave Background that Penzias and Wilson accidentally detected. Within this were tiny ripples of matter that were stretched to enormous sizes during inflation, and in turn these became the seeds for the galaxies and galactic clusters we see today. –  bbc.com

In creation from chaos myth, initially there is nothing but a formless, shapeless expanse. In these stories the word “chaos” means “disorder”, and this formless expanse, which is also sometimes called a void or an abyss, contains the material with which the created world will be made. Chaos may be described as having the consistency of vapor or water, dimensionless, and sometimes salty or muddy. These myths associate chaos with evil and oblivion, in contrast to “order” (cosmos) which is the good. The act of creation is the bringing of order from disorder, and in many of these cultures it is believed that at some point the forces preserving order and form will weaken and the world will once again be engulfed into the abyss.  One example is the Genesis creation myth from the first chapter of the Book of Genesis.
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My painting shown above is 36″ wide by 29″ high and is oil on canvas print . I created a digital image in Photoshop and then had it printed on canvas. I applied oil paint over the digital canvas print. I originally named it Inner Space 18 , but am now calling it Creation from Chaos.

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When God began creating the heaven and the earth was at first a shapeless, chaotic mass,      Genesis 1,2

This image is from a body of my art that I call Inner Space, that I have been creating, first as a digital image and sometimes from the digital image I have  made a canvas print. I then paint over the print with oil paint.
This oil paint on canvas print is 29.5 ” wide by 30″ high.

t years mark 2

I took a photograph of this graffiti inside of a restaurant last week. Writing on the walls of the waiting area of this restaurant is encouraged. I took a photo of a table in the waiting area, that had a lot of graffiti writing on it.I have enhanced the photograph in Photoshop by painting over the photo with the paintbrush tool and increased the saturation of the color. This image is similar to other photos I have taken of graffiti and than enhanced in Photoshop.

Do not write on Brick

I took a photograph of this graffiti inside of a restaurant yesterday. Writing on the walls of the waiting area of this restaurant is encouraged. I have enhanced the photograph in Photoshop by painting over the photo with the paintbrush tool and increased the saturation of the color. This image is similar to other photos I have taken of graffiti and than enhanced in Photoshop.

*”Kilroy was here !”
*Kilroy – The little cartoon bald head, peering over a fence that hid everything except his eyes and his long U-shaped nose … and sometimes his fingers, gripping the top of the fence. And his proclamation, “Kilroy was here.” Kilroy was here, or Kilroy for short, is a popular military graffiti depicting a man with a long nose peeking over the top of a wall.
Graffiti itself goes back to ancient times.

I want to thank  followers of my blog and all those that are looking at my blog
posts. Most of my posts relate to visual art, including a lot of my visual art.
Happy New Year !

 

 

 

Buy your Joy

A better Tomorrow

After all our shopping, and wrapping, and giving, let’s take time to think
about those  who are hungry and homeless.

Homelessness

“What’s the cost of living?”

This image contains a Polaroid photo from the 1960’s ,which I took as
reference for a commercial illustration assignment, a bar code from a
food can, newspaper advertisement and black enamel paint applied with a
screwdriver.
For me the empty grocery cart, in this image I created, represents hunger and homelessness.

Dyess Family Christmas 1987 and 2018

This 1987 photo was the first of the “children posing on stairs” photographs taken at the Dyess family Christmas gatherings. Starting at the bottom stair is my daughter Audrey and going clockwise is my daughter Christy,  my nephew  David, my son Mark  my nephew Scott, my son Mike, my niece Debby

Dyess Family Christmas 2018

This Dyess Christmas gathering “family stairs photo” was taken Saturday December 22, 2018. Starting at the bottom left of the stairs is my grandson Dominic, my daughter Audrey’s son and going clockwise up the stairs is grandson Ryan, my son Mike’s son, my grandson Brady, Mark’s son, my grandson Mason, Mark’s son, my grandson Devon, Mike’s son, in the middle my granddaughter Delanie, Christy’s daughter, next to her my grand-daughter Claire, Christy’s daughter, and below her my grand-daughter Sophia, Audrey’s daughter.