Description This is a detail from the painting AMERICAN DREAM (Based On A Nightmare) used as a postcard for an invitation to a Frank Craven Art show on 54 Franklin St NYC (LaFayette Grill) on Dec.4 - Jan 7 2011. A happy, promising vision of the Conquistadors arriving in the new el dorado (and decimating the indigenous ways with their New World Order) The Maltese Cross is the emblem and symbol of the new age (Jesus rulled the Piscean age with the message of Love and now St. Germain is the patron of the Aquarian age that teaches TRUTH. Yes, the truthwill prevail and the lies will fail. The new age promises Transparency and accountability with webstreaming in the boardrooms and we will dismantle the corrupt secret government with the sacred nakid light (gold) with a violet flame. The Cannabis leaf is prominently pictured as a an amazing design that is indeed a healing plant that has multiple uses. The Picture helps turn the tide in the USA as to date, 15 states have now made (medical) marijuanna legal. Well of course all of natures weeds are legal especially this plant that has a world wide ancient cultureand is highly respected as an amazing gift of God that produces happy hormones, cancer fighters, fiber strong enough for great rope, clothes paper and even building blocks, seeds as complete nutrition (and make the birds sing) that has much magic happening in almost every language throughout history. 5000 years ago, in China Shen Nung, Father of argiculture and medicine prescribes this plant as a healing tool and ofcourse our unconscious admiration of sacred geometry must admire and recognize it's design as a real survival tool. Anyone who believes in the Bible as the Holy Word (Jews & Christians) will stand on the guidence of growing/consuming hemp as a God Given Right. Quote Genesis Chapter 1, Verse 11 & 12:'I give ye all green seed bearing plants as food and this is good' So be it, Amen. In my mind, GMO's (genetically modified organisms) are 'illegal' & blasphemous.HEMP!
FRANK CRAVEN, New York City Member Since February 2010 Artist Statement I was born in NYC but grew up in Hidden Hills California (with a horse and pony)
1968 MLK/RFK shot Vietnam etc. My folks took me and sis (Patricia) from the top of Ireland to the bottom of Portugal and settled in Barcelona Spain.
There I studied art with Kieth Patterson and worked alongside the Catalan
artists Carles Briega Bonbon and Salvador Dali to find my own paradigm and school of thought.
I have exhibited at The American Institute of Barcelona and various other galleries,
restaurants, discos and yoga centers...painting wall murals and cielings.
I re-live my italian renaissance lifetime as church muralist and take it to the next level as an ongoing intergalactic ambassador gridding the planet with light and introducing the new merkaba spin, healing mandala art work for hospitals and individuals. Ofcourse I have canvases and sketchpads full of fascinating stories that answer my query about life and the life in between our Earthwalks.
I do not do art, art does me...suddenly I am attacked and find myself in a zone that relinquishes common sense duties, so I don't worry about marketing or professional politics - I make money as an actor, writer, musician and sometimes as an artist but I can only paint when my muse(s) crank a swift kick in my butt. Art does me, I don't do art....