Matthew Smith – Featured Artist
I’d like to thank Matthew Smith for his spiritually motivated collective and permission for inclusion in this month’s journal. To learn more about Matthew, check out his biography below and visit his links.
Matthew Smith – Featured Artist
Ethos & Pathos
It comes in waves, and each of those waves presents layers and complexities and hardships and changes… and, well, a moment to decide what it is we want from Itand why it is we do. In my most reasonable moments, I assume the prophets were the most evolved and held the greatest formulations of life—that one must move along the energy field with absolutely no resistance, like gravity, and no attachment to any one thing, even death. Though that path of no resistance is set in the stars for more to embellish and fewer to live. And though, coming to the realization, beside the path of least resistance, proves only the road to suffering, and a vast trudge for cattle bogged in the machine, skimming for glimpses of purity and joy. The road everyone you see has chosen and has had chosen for them. The road I’ve been feeding with breadcrumbs that I’ve accidentally ingested, in infinity patterns, where I continue bumping heads with myself at every intersecting crossroad. The same road growing faint as a lost star in a burning galaxy, screaming to its God to make its envious moth the next butterfly sun. Though this road, for each and every, as the brilliant glow in the humming distance will tell you, always points home.
No matter the path,
or the understanding.
No matter the truth and nearness of telling.
No matter what you think matters—and does not…
We will all meet again in one beautifully brilliant, scientifically spiritual thing. It is there that,
No matter where you find your way, it will be filled.
by LORIN DREXLER
Matthew Smith (via www.andreasmithgallery.com)
The Andrea Smith Gallery features original paintings and prints by World Peace artist Andrea Smith and Ultra-Realist Matthew Smith. The gallery showcases sacred art, including museum-quality Quan Yin, Ganesh & Buddha sculptures which are personally selected treasures acquired by Gary & Andrea Smith. Handmade jewelry is also personally selected from around the world, uniquely designed with precious stones, ivory, silver, gold, and other sacred materials. To complement the art, we offer inspirational books about healing the spirit and finding peace within.
The mission of the gallery is to promote the message that peace on earth comes from finding peace within. We hope you find our collection of paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and books enlightening. See more of our collection at our art gallery, located at the beautiful Tlaquepaque Village in Sedona, Arizona.
What is Gen Society?
Gen Society is an art space blog for visual art and creative writing collaborations, and other randomizations. Hosted by writer and musician, Lorin Drexler, this online venue is an expressive experience for those interested in the world of the arts. It is a literary journey through the hearts and minds of contemporary artists in practice and a reflection of those that have long passed.
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