The Pencil and the Manifestation of The Creative Idea into The Physical World

Drawing-8-Into-The-Maze-12-8-2008Above: “Into The Maze” – pen and ink with colored pencils on paper – 12.8.2008

“Think about what happens when you write or draw with a pencil. At the point of the pencil a very interesting phenomenon occurs; as you mark on the paper the idea or image which is resident in your mind… changes worlds; and becomes manifest on the paper… as a text or as a picture.” – Kabbalah and Freemasonry – W. Kirk MacNulty, 32 degree

I came across this interesting idea yesterday while I was doing some research for my novel, “The Late Great American Novel.” You can’t have a great American novel full of secret societies and conspiracies without Freemasons (and mystics) – right?

I found out during my reading that each of the 3 degrees to becoming a Freemason includes 3 tools symbolic to the degree, with the pencil being one of the tools of the 3rd degree. The text I was reading had a very mystical bent and spent a great deal of time on the process of transformation of the person, and the manifestation of the spiritual in the physical world – As Above So Below – as they say.

By the time I got to the 3rd degree in my reading, and came across the quote about the pencil I was very caught up in the thinking of the writer. I was very taken with the idea of a pencil as a magik tool – as a means of bringing the idealized world of my thoughts into the physical world with a drawing.

What an amazing idea that is… somehow I’m going to work that into the novel.

About the drawing – This is from December 8, 2008 and is called “Into The Maze” – pen and ink with colored pencils on paper. My conscious thoughts about this drawing involved the various incarnations of Thoth/Hermes/Mercury/Quetzalcoatl upon the path of life.

You can find more drawings from this series here: http://onehumanbeing.com/portfolio/drawings/the-december-drawings/

Links to more info about The Late Great American Novel

The Late Great American Novel: http://onehumanbeing.com/central/2012/08/21/the-late-great-american-novel/

The Novel As A Long Term Creative Project: http://onehumanbeing.com/central/2013/01/08/the-novel-as-a-long-term-creative-project/

Today’s Image #372

Title“$1 Hits – Page 28”
Dimensions – 5.25″ x 5.5″
Format – mix-media word collage in a handmade book
Date– 1994

Today’s word collage reads –

Sale! Ponytail Cap
Hide Hair Loss
Originally Formulated for Movie Stars
Sale! Genuine Russian Electronic One Track Cap
New Tornado Video
Military Medal Zig Zag Pencil Archeology Proof we are not alone!
UFO’s and Aliens are Real!
surrounding her threatening her
Now you can see what the Government doesn’t want you to know
“I’m never worried when I’m with you, sweetie.”

Today’s Image #326

Title“Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Soft Sculpture
Dimensions
– 4.75″ x10.5″ x 1″
Format –  acrylic latex and pencil on fabric construction
Date
1994

[Available]

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate – package style circa 1994

Here’s a photo to give you an idea of it’s size:

Here’ a detailed view:

And here’s a view from the back:

Today’s Image #325

Title“Fritos Soft Sculpture
Dimensions
– 10.5″ x 6.5″ x 1.5″
Format –  acrylic latex and pencil on fabric construction
Date
1994

[Available]

Fritos – package style circa 1994

Here’s a photo to give you an idea of it’s size:

Here’s a detail:

And from the back:

Today’s Image #324

Title“Doritos Soft Sculpture
Dimensions
– 10.5″ x 6.5″ x 1.5″
Format –  acrylic latex and pencil on fabric construction
Date
1994

[Available]

Doritos Nacho Cheesier – circa 1994

Here’s a photo to give you an idea of it’s size:

And from the back:

Today’s Image #323

Title“Bazooka Soft Sculpture
Dimensions
– 5.5″ x 8″ x 2″
Format –  acrylic latex and pencil on fabric construction
Date
1994

[Available]

Yesterday I posted a photo of a Bazooka soft sculpture mounted on canvas – today’s soft sculpture is free-standing.

Here’s a photo to give you an idea of it’s size:

Here’s what it look’s like from the side:

And from the back:

We’ve got more soft sculptures coming up this week – Doritos, Fritos, Hersey’s Chocolate and more…