Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ladies Of The Labyrinth

You can find one of the limited edition Labyrinths I made on eBay this week.  My username is skymetalsmith, and I will be posting more eBay auctions throughout the day.  As always, there is quite a story behind this piece.  For a brief period of time, I assisted The First Baptist Church of Granville OH construct a 30 foot diameter canvas replica of the Charte Cathedral Labyrinth.  In addition to the construction of the Granville Labyrinth, I made several of these 50 cent size medallions for the Ladies involved with the project.  The experience was overwhelmingly confusing to me at the time, and only makes sense today because of the obvious masonic roots of the symbol.  I had no access to the internet at the time, but in the years since then have come to understand my trials and tribulations as an encounter with cultists.  Thankfully, I got away from them before I could be pulled into any of their traps.  I realize that these people were deluded and do not seem to know that the secret of their religion results in the worship of Lucifer whom they believe is the one true god.  They were and are elitists who promote The New World Order.  They are dangerous in that their purpose is to bring about a highly reduced population on earth, centralized world government...and of course, they believe they will be permitted to live, while the majority of the rest of the population will be sacrificed.  They were pretty "hoity toity" as my kin folk would say.  I have never been so happy to be done with a project and the people associated with the project in my life.  I have no idea if the 30 foot canvas labyrinth we made sill exists.  I do know, the revisionists have done everything to wipe my name off their project, changed the church "cult" name at least once.  Supposedly there is a concrete labyrinth at Denison University near Swazey Chapel.  I seriously do not know, as I stopped believing a word of our local paper many years ago.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Subliminal Teaching Through Music SING ALONG

Just try to sing the Canticle (red verses)....this just might be my first introduction to subliminal messages (1970 something or other)....through song.  What a gentle song....with a brutal reality delivered behind it.  I have yet to run into a musician who can sing the canticle while I sing the main song.  Brilliant.  Just try to sing the red verses with the song.  It will cause dissonance in your brain, as it does mine.  Sort of like the Irish being made to they did it on the bottom part of their body, while holding the upper part of their body stationary.  Rebellion through the arts.  That's all I am sayin.  Just try it.  Sing loud and strong along with Simon and Garfunckle.  If you didn't get what they were trying to convey way back then, maybe you will get it this time around.  Who knows....maybe you will come up with something that says it better.    

"Scarborough Fair / Canticle"

Are you going to Scarborough Fair:
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Remember me to one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine.

On the side of a hill in the deep forest green.
Tracing of sparrow on snow-crested brown.
Blankets and bedclothes the child of the mountain
Sleeps unaware of the clarion call.

Tell her to make me a cambric shirt:
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme;
Without no seams nor needle work,
Then she'll be a true love of mine.

On the side of a hill a sprinkling of leaves.
Washes the grave with silvery tears.
A soldier cleans and polishes a gun.
Sleeps unaware of the clarion call.

Tell her to find me an acre of land:
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme;
Between the salt water and the sea strand,
Then she'll be a true love of mine.

War bellows blazing in scarlet battalions.
Generals order their soldiers to kill.
And to fight for a cause they've long ago forgotten.

Tell her to reap it with a sickle of leather:
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme;
And gather it all in a bunch of heather,
Then she'll be a true love of mine.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

EIEIO Made The Cut

Last year, this painting was not finished in time for the VSA 2015 Accessible Expressions Exhibition and Tour of Ohio.  Fortunately, it made the cut for this years show.  I look forward to attending in March, and I am hoping to connect with friends from Columbus and Facebook friends that day.  Most folks agree it is a pretty painting with a dark message.  After I completed EIEIO, I realized how influential The Geography Of Nowhere by James Howard Kunstler influenced the thinking behind the painting.  


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Hapipness Is....

Happiness is...

a blank canvas.  Happy New Year and Cheers:)  This is my prediction for 2016, for myself, and others.  No tellin what I might come up with.  Back to work!