New Age Cleopatra Basks Apocalyptically in Neon Light


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New Age Cleopatra Basks Apocalyptically in Neon Light, art - Michael Garfield Visionary Art (

• Posters: signed print on 11"x17" glossy 100 lb. cardstock, shipped in a plastic bag with cardboard backing.

• Giclées: Signed and numbered (series of 25) high quality archival print on canvas. Finished with a colorfast UV gloss varnish, stretched on 3/4" bars, and shipped with hanging hardware.

Dedicated to my many visionary artist friends, whose inspirations and recurring themes are honored, teased, and stolen in this piece – a comprehensive catalog of new age painting silliness that ended up becoming something much more dear and meaningful.

Editor's Note:  While I was underpainting this at Art Outside Festival, I swear I saw a tiny pale gray moth fly out of the painting.  To date this is the only piece that has appeared to generate a living creature – which is appropriate, since Galatea, the woman referenced in the title, is the name of the mythological Greek sculptor Pygmalion's statue, with whom he fell in love.  The love and desire animated her and she became a real woman.  Theirs is a story of fiction crossing the line into fact, the individual creative process manifesting an impossible boundary dissolution.  (But it's not really impossible, since all of our facts are simply practical fictions...)

Original piece painted live with oil & acrylic markers at the following locations:
2014 10.17 Studio
2014.10.Art Outside Festival (Welder, DJ Vadim, Fort Knox Five, Phutureprimitive, The Widdler, Boombaptist, Thriftworks, Kaminanda, DVS*, Blue Sky Black Death, Emancipator, Papadosio)
2014.12.12 – Austin, TX – Swan Dive – $3 Shows (Amy Arani, Red Blue One Two, Carry Illinois, Trouble in the Streets, Groovement, The Holy Child)
Tucson, AZ – Gem & Jam Festival (Alex Grey, Andreilien, Vibequad, LTJ Bukem, Papadosio, Endoplasmic, Russ Liquid, Thriftworks, Random Rab, Michal Menert Trio, Emancipator Ensemble, Kaminanda, 
Little People, Giraffage, The New Mastersounds, Phutureprimitive)
Santa Fe, NM – Tarnoff Art Center – Erosophia (Celestiowl, Bagoogal, Groundscore)
2015.02.21 – San Marcos, TX – Tantra Coffee – Rice Gone Wild (Jenuine Cello, ARTheism, Local Soup)
2015.02.22 – San Marcos, TX – Spacelab (Holding Space)
2015 02.25, 02.26, 03.12, 03.13 Studio

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