The Art of Alchemic Punk

In the art of Alchemic Punk everything means something. It is as much a visualization and a thought experiment as it is art. The art is alive in a sense. It represents living things and real events; these are snapshots and even slices of moments in my life. Painted in surreal abstract Alchemic Punk.

The Primitive Shapes

Single identifications
Single identifications

The primitive shapes represent individual identifications or basic thoughts. Each shape is an abstract description, an archetype of thought.

The Three Categories

While the concepts in this art could be applied to anything, the art is made with the concept of thoughts behind it. Everything in the art represents various types of thoughts interacting with one another or changing due to influences from the world around them.

Thinking thoughts

Thinking thoughts

Spherical and round shapes – represent thinking thoughts which are the thoughts that we can hear in our head, our memories, rationalizations, reasoning.

Moving thoughts

Moving Thoughts

Triangular pyramidal shapes- represent moving thoughts which are thoughts that are involved in the managing our way throughthe world.

Emotional thoughts

Cubic and Hexagonal shapes- represent emotional thoughts. These are thoughts that centered around our emotions and feelings, our inner world.

Extruded Shapes

The extruded shapes represent mental structures that form through conditioning, practice, or repetition. These are thought compounds which are groups of thoughts that are associated with one another.

Compound Shapes

Thought Complexes

The compound shapes are loose groups of identifications that are familiar with one another through association. This is the most basic form of a thought complex or “chain of identifications.”

Evolved Shapes

Chief Features

Evolved Shapes are identifications that have become Chief features over time. They most often represent states of considering and various forms of attachment.

Chief Features

The evolved shapes represent identifications that have become so ingrained and so powerful they are noticeable parts of the personality.

Rings and Curves

The rings and curves represent Aim over time. Each of the notches in the curve represent features that have become somewhat permanent features imprinted in the Aim. The features are created by experiencing certain events, reaching goals, and life-changing events.

The rings and curves are glimpses of an infinite assemblage that will never end. It is only for artistic balance that I make them closed circles or terminate the ends.


petal buffer
point of shock

The petals and fins represent the points at which impressions and shocks enter into an octave. These points will always be placed along an Aim. For something to happen it has to happen in time.

The Nested Shapes

perspective or point of view
perspective or point of view

The nested shapes represent point of view or perspective. We are always seeing things from a different perspective depending on what we are identifying with at the time when something happens.

Our perspective is just a point along our narrative.

Orbiting Spheres

orbiting polarity

Orbiting spheres represent polarity, positive and negative, yin and yang, dark and light, inner and outer, etc. The larger sphere represents the currently dominant polarity. The smaller sphere that orbits the larger one represents the other polarity in potential waiting for its chance to shift.

Positive and negative dark and light they’re always in an eternal dance with one another.

Cables and Ribbons

narrative cables
personal narrative

Narratives are how we see life. The narrative is a point of view over time.

Spiraling Spheres

chief Features
Chief Features

Chief features are identifications that become so pronounced they are our main personality traits. These are identifications are so pronounced we know we have these traits. Often, we feel like they are our best qualities, even though they cannot be.

The Colors

Signatures of identifications

The colors represent the types of identifications. The golden colors represent ingrained thoughts. Thoughts that have become so mechanical that they are habitual. These are the thoughts that make up our personality and make us who we are. When we see the brassy gold color we are looking at a metaphor for our self.

Silver and gray

The silver gray colors represent thoughts and identifications that are of our essence. These are the thoughts and identifications that we are born with, thoughts that we all have and share.

I am sparing with the silver and gray, the represent something that is present in very limited quantities.

Gold and  yellow

Gold represents thoughts and identifications that are of our personality. This is something that’s forever changing depending on who and what it’s interacting with at the moment.

I’m very generous with the golds and yellows, it seems as if we are all personality and ego.

Red green blue and blue-green

The red greens and blues describe elemental signature of the thoughts or identification.

These colors are always alternating or slowly turning to gold as they become part of the personality or forgotten for the next identification.

Off Colors

The various bits and pieces that are in off hues from the main structures. He’s off colors I am using just to represent states of transition and change.

The colors should be seen as always transforming from silver, blue, red green, and blue green into the golden colors. This transformation is meant to depict the change of our personality as we interact with the world around us.