Recently, a keen-eyed collector of my artwork drew my attention to a fascinating element embedded within my creations - something called "light language." At first, I was puzzled, as I had never heard this term before. However, after delving into further study and contemplation, it became clear that their observation was spot on. What is light language, you ask? How does it permeate my art, and how can it possibly shape our understanding of abstract art? Let’s unravel these mysteries together in this blog post.
Light language, though an obscure term for many, is an intriguing concept often spoken about in spiritual and metaphysical circles. In essence, it's often described as a language that bypasses the cognitive brain and speaks directly to the subconscious, making it more about the individual's perception, feeling, or intuitive understanding rather than an intellectual understanding. For instance, when interacting with a piece of art, information can get transmitted directly to the viewer’s subconscious. This process, in turn, can lead to the formation of new neural pathways of understanding. Upon realizing this, I understood that my art has been silently speaking this language of light, striking chords with the subconscious mind of the viewers.
My discovery of light language within my art was revelatory. As an artist, I am constantly seeking ways to communicate ideas that exist in dimensions of abstraction, dimensions so high that words often fail to articulate them. I grapple with notions that are not only difficult for me to express verbally but also transcend the collective vocabulary that we as a species possess. In the complex world of abstract art, this language has proven to be a potent tool, and my exploration of it has only just begun.
Historically, light language has an intriguing narrative. Initially, I was unaware of its existence, let alone its rich tapestry of history. As I embarked on a journey to learn more, I discovered that it was much more than a modern concept born out of new-age spiritualism. References to divine languages, angelic scripts, or even sacred geometry are deeply ingrained in various religious and spiritual traditions across cultures and epochs.
From glossolalia, or 'speaking in tongues' in Pentecostal and charismatic Christian traditions, to the practices in shamanic or trance-induced traditions worldwide, where 'spirit languages' are used for healing or divination, there is a long history of languages that seek to connect with a realm beyond the tangible and the intellectual. Theosophy in the late 19th century, for example, incorporated various ancient scripts in its teachings, purportedly based on hidden or divine knowledge.
In the 20th century, the New Age movement brought channeled scripts such as the 'Sirian' or 'Pleiadian' alphabets into the spiritual lexicon. These are sometimes associated with light language, though the specific term "light language" itself seems to have gained prominence only in the past few decades. The prevalence of the internet and the way it allows ideas to cross-pollinate has certainly contributed to this recent surge in interest.
Understanding this historical context offered me a fresh perspective on my art. I realized that in the abstraction, my creations were communicating in a language that is ancient and yet, profoundly contemporary. It was heartening to see my work resonating within this vast tapestry of human expression.
As an abstract artist, I found this realization liberating. Abstract art is, in many ways, a frontier of human expression, a realm where we grapple with ideas, emotions, and experiences that defy conventional articulation. In this space, light language thrives, allowing us to communicate and connect in ways that conventional modes of expression fail to capture.
The importance of abstract art lies in its ability to transcend the literal and reach into the realms of the intuitive and emotional. Through its silent vocabulary of color, form, and texture, it creates a dialogue that resonates deeply with our subconscious. This dialogue builds bridges between the ineffable and the known, between the individual and the collective. It offers us a glimpse into higher dimensions of abstraction that we are yet to fully comprehend, let alone articulate.
It is a humbling realization to see that my artwork has inadvertently become a part of this grand continuum of human expression. The discovery of light language in my creations has opened new doors for me as an artist, inviting me to delve deeper into the uncharted territories of abstract art.
The conversation between my art and its viewers, mediated through the language of light, has been a transformative experience, one that continues to shape my approach towards creation. It’s an exhilarating journey, exploring the high dimensions of abstraction and then grounding those insights into tangible form, all the while speaking a language that whispers directly to the subconscious.
So the next time you come across a piece of abstract art, allow yourself to transcend the cognitive analysis. Let your subconscious listen to the symphony of light language embedded within it. Perhaps you, too, will experience that silent conversation and be transported to new dimensions of understanding. That's the beauty, and indeed the importance, of abstract art. It serves as a portal to an unexplored universe, inviting us to venture beyond the horizon of the known and dive into the realm of the unseen and unspoken.