Visionary Art with Alex & Allyson Grey

Studying Visionary Art with Alex Grey & Allyson Grey
I had the wonderful opportunity to study “Visionary Art” with Alex Grey and Allyson Grey up at Omega Institute (NY).  This has been a goal of mine for about 3 years.  I needed to take a week for myself to really dive inside and see where Im supposed to go next & a much needed pause from body painting.
I was immersed in the rich art history of the visionary/psychedelic art movement which really aligns with the history of indigenous bodypainting as a whole.  I learned about Alex’s “Light Body” inspirations and Allyson’s “Secret Writing”.  We created Tibetan Sand mandalas and spent the majority of each day drawing.

Living in New York City, known for being highly competitive, it’s an incredible act of generosity, love and trust for the Grey’s to kindly open up their process for others to experience.  We went to upstate New York to the wooded lake campus of Omega Institute and did shamanistic exercises and meditations (similar to Surrealist exercises).  More than anything I feel like I have a grounded internal compass and some vivid imagery.  It was a very spiritual experience and my heart has been open and raw.

One of the highlights of my week was being able to do a rare studio visit with the Greys at CoSM and to see the progress on their new Museum “Entheon”.  It was a really interesting experience and the Greys and I are discussing some fun ways to intersect our work together and support one another.  We are planning a fun performance and artist talk. I’ll keep you updated once its all organized!  In the meantime, I invite you to check out a few links:

Visit CoSM (Chapel of Secret Mirrors)

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