Mediumship and Psychic Art
In this the third of three videos Stephen Cox, the Psychic Artist from the UK gives more of a reading from the work he has done for me.
This is the most private of the videos but for the sake of completeness I’m sharing it with you. That being said I have followed this up with Stephen and would prefer to leave our discussions private. There are definitely parts of Stephen’s reading that speak to me and others that are not as clear to me yet.
If you are interested in following Stephen and his clairvoyant medium work or having a psychic portrait done he can be found here at Stephen Cox Art
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Stephen Cox, Psychic Artist Part 1
I take it, Rosemary, that you felt that SC was drawing your own mother and giving you true information about her. D
No. I dont recall feeling this David. In fact, strange things happened after I receive the actual image and I found it difficult to keep the drawing.
Prints of Georgiana’s pictures are on the walls of the Spiritualist church in Ringwood, as well as her notes that she wrote on the back, themselves intriguing if hard to decipher. If you call them I’m sure they’d be happy for you to come in when they’re open to have a look. I think they said the originals are normally in the city premises.
By “the wrong crowd” did you mean the spiritualists? Blavatsky’s Theosophists and other less formal groups certainly had (and have) their detractors but also many big name supporters. Interesting that Kandinsky could happily claim spiritual inspiration for his work, even if raising eyebrows, but if women do the same they can be so easily just dismissed. And Jung’s mandala pictures! (Admittedly long kept hidden by himself.) All prefigured by these obscure women.
My personal interpretation is that of a new spiritual impulse that is trying to lift human awareness beyond the apparent physical realities (hence art that lies beyond mere physical representation – Af Klint did landscapes and portraits for a living but called her abstract art her “life’s work”).
It ties in with the “new physics” which cannot be put into images we can visualise, only define mathematically and describe by its effects. Fractal geometries, new music, new spirituality beyond religion, new socio-political movements, the rise in numbers meditating, investigations of consciousness, all sorts of means being used to capture as many people as possible from different walks of life.
Looking for images of their work on Google yesterday, it seems Af Klint’s work has struck a chord recently after an exhibition in Sweden, a lush coffee table book by the curator, and some clever marketing by the museum – the usual t-shirts etc, and posters.
I’m a scientist, or have been, but trying to become a textile artist. Some of Af Klint’s work would make great tapestries, something I’d like to try.
I’m glad it’s sparked your interest!
Given your recent posts about Steven Cox, I thought you might be interested in a discovery I made just this afternoon, in a series of serendipities. I wonder if you have heard of Georgiana Houghton, who was a medium but also an artist, whose work I saw at the Victorian Spiritualist Union house in Ringwood, Melbourne Australia. I was stunned that the abstract works were painted in the 1860’s, and when I got home and looked her up, found that an exhibition of her work soon to start at the Courtauld Gallery in London was co-curated by Monash Museum of Art, a local link I’ll try to learn more about.
In investigating her, I discovered Hilma Af Klint, a Swedish artist with similar methodology, who worked a couple of decades later, also in complete obscurity. Both these women were plainly pioneers of abstract art, credited to Kandinsky and some other males who came decades later than either of these women. It struck me that these two have a relationship with Hildegard of Bingen, who wasn’t obscure, but whose art was also directly spiritually inspired. She was feted for it (at least in modern times), and the younger 2 held themselves back from public view because of the suspicion of any mention of spirituality.
I can’t help thinking there’s a book or thesis in here somewhere! It’s a hot button issue I think other academics would support. Quite apart from the public interest in the art itself.
Hope you find this of interest! And excuse me if you’ve come across these women before! I did a project on abstract art last year and never came across any of this then. When the time is right, I guess…
This is indeed intriguing. I just looked up Georgiana’s work and it’s fabulous! Wonder where the exhibition is travelling to next…Australia 🙂
It seems she may have fallen in with the wrong crowd and that would have tarnished her reputation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgiana_Houghton
I must confess to have not given this art a second thought until your email Anita. All the women’s work you mention is inspired and way ahead of its time.
Are you the one to write that book? It may be fun to research it, co-author with an artist – or is that you?