December 13th, 2006
Wow, the site traffic for beinart.org grows in leaps and bounds, and its fascinating to see where the site ends up linked to.
Today the site was featured on the “Spiegel” one of the larget publications in Germany.
Last count the site traffic has exceeded 5000 visitors today. It is quite exciting to see the site grow.
December 3rd, 2006
After many months of work collaborating with Jon Beinart (jonbeinart.com) I’m very pleased and proud to announce the launch of our pet project, beinart.org.
The site features more than 170 artists working in the feilds of Surrealism, Fantastic Realism, Comic Surrealism, Pop Surrealism, Lowbrow, Magic Realism, Visionary, Psychedelic, Esoteric, Occult, Mystic, Tarot, Pagan, Gothic, Macabre, Underground, Outsider, Intuative, Fantasy, Erotic & Surreal Art.
Each artist has an overview of their artwork, short bio or statement and link to their personal website.
But the site is much more and warrents many return visits. I also suggest that you share the link around with as many people possible. Share the joy!
October 27th, 2006
The good people at the Dream of Peace Network have recently published a 13 moon calendar (mayan) featuring artworks from visionary artists for each lunar month.
I'm pleased to say that I am one of the included artists.
The list of artists are as follows.
- Aris Georges
- Jon Beinart
- Marlene Samson
- Kuba Fiedorowicz
- Paul Freeman
- Cornelius Fraenkel
- Francoise Monnereau
- Lore – Quetzalcoatl
- Kim Evans
- Leo Plaw
- Brigid Marlin
- Phillip Rubinov
- Clint Cassell
The calendar is designed to be more in tune with our natural rythms than the standard Julian calendar we all live by. Drop by the site and check it out. And if you are so inspired, get yourself a copy.
August 2nd, 2006
William Blake memorial, Bunhill Fields, City Road, Finsbury, London. 28 January 2006. Photographer: Fin Fahey.
I recently was wandering around Shoreditch and Central East London. I happened upon an old graveyard that was still intact. A rarity in London as most have been ripped up and turned into parks. While enjoying its cool silence under the green canopy of the trees, away from the hussel of busy London streets, I discovered that Blake was interned there. He and his wife, Catherine, were buried at Bunhill Fields (from “Bone Hill”), a Dissenter’s cemetary. It is unconsecrated ground.
Interestingly, his grave had been lost for some 50 odd years since the end of the WWII and through the slueth work of some locals they located the approximate location and errected a memorial. Many people leave coins on the stone. I assume its because the man died a pauper for his art and visions. There were other famous authors buried there also. William Dafoe, “Robin Carusoe” (very close to Blake’s grave), John Bunyin “Pilgrim’s Progress”.