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Art Psalms

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The power of art as a transformative path is the theme of this inspiring collection from internationally known artist Alex Grey. Art Psalms combines poems, artwork, and "mystic rants" that fuse imagination, creativity, and spirituality. Grey’s oracular poetry declares that art, both its creation and its observation, can be a spiritual practice. Many of these writings have...more
Hardcover, 204 pages
Published December 2nd 2008 by North Atlantic Books
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Part of what makes Alex Grey such an impressive artist is his clear, unapologetic sincerity. Even though I have been a fan of his visual art for many years, my first reactions to this collection of his written psalms and poetry were mixed. I felt his deep artistic vision lost something in the transfer over to the medium of written language. As I read on, however, I realized that what at first I thought was borderline hokey was only Grey’s unbelievably genuine sincerity. Once I shed my cynicism,...more
Artist Prayer

Creator of the universe
How infinite and astonishing
Are your worlds.
Thank you,
For your sacred art
and sustaining presence.

Divine imagination,
forgive my blindness,
open all my eyes.
Reveal the Light of your Truth.
Let original Beauty
Guide my every stroke.

Universal Creativity,
flow through me,
Through my heart,
from my mind to my hand
Infuse my work with spirit
to feed hungry souls.

-Alex Grey

Oh how deeply inspiring:)
Nathaniel Glosson
What could be better than a book of Alex Grey's art? A book of Alex Grey's art AND poetry of course! Excellent subject matter covered all around!
Inspires and implores to live a creative and explorative life
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Alex Grey was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 29, 1953 (Sagittarius), the middle child of a gentle middle-class couple. His father was a graphic designer and encouraged his son’s drawing ability. Young Alex would collect insects and dead animals from the suburban neighborhood and bury them in the back yard. The themes of death and transcendence weave throughout his artworks, from the earliest d...more
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