by joey havlock
Mind Alone Listening, Awaken Below, Mind Kiss, Mini Magic Mind Bearings, A Quiet Mind Waits with Wonder,
Cubist Mind Lift and Masked Mind Motion Method are just a few of the tasty visuals that await the famished eye.
Perception shapes man, controls his beliefs, his desires, his dreams. Life follows perception, is perception.
Perception is the womb of God. Perception gives man access to greater scale of vision. As a masked rider, a storm rider racing from mind to mind on some grand electric beast, a feral energy with lightening insight that sees well beyond the footprint images of his art, Havlock ignites perception with new vistas. Minds Wide Open is a
celebration of discovery, each image a prophet of perspective encouraging the mind to think, and think, and think
The succession of ‘Minds’ presented here has actualized the artist
who has conceived them in a symbiotic exchange of concept and composition.
Ceaselessly immersing himself in a world of creation, arts, talents, and
creative facilities, he has been compelled by a seemingly inexhaustible passion
to put forth these visions into tangible media.
At the time of this writing Joey Havlock can be found on the second floor of his main
studio in Times Square, New York furiously laboring over the conventional painter’s
easel, illuminated by the light of his computer. Utilizing a combination of cutting
edge technologies and conventional fine arts techniques to create his works; he
surrounds himself with brushes, a spectrum of paint, easels, digital mediums and an
enormity of artwork. He describes this total surrender of his physical space to the
artistic process as “the epitome of creative bliss.” Feeling that even the most basic
human needs such as sleep are a waste of productive time, and allowing himself the
luxury only when he can push himself no further, the only thing that matters is
manifestation of the vision.
A fundamental aspect of the human experience is to internalize the external,
transmute it into something more than it has been and release it back into the world
for the consumption of the masses. The desire to create something from nothing is
intrinsic to every soul and fulfillment of that desire is essential for our survival. The
achievement of that process will be encountered here.
These thought provoking images embody a duality reminiscent of a windowpane,
providing a view of the surrealistic landscape beyond while reflecting a
glimpse of the onlooker that might otherwise have not been seen.
As you embark on this journey you are invited to keep your Minds Wide Open.