The Dreamscape by Joseph Goldfedder
crayon and pencil on paper
11 x 15 inches
year created: 2021
“My process of drawing is like crossing a threshold from the ordinary to the non-ordinary world. I am influenced by contemplating plant botanicals, viscera of the body and sacred geometry. The visual language of dreams, symbols and imagery from ancient cultures stir within me like awakened cellular memories. Fragments of ideas activate as if entering an ecstatic trance. It’s a journey of connection to a descending energy of spirit. There’s a particular joy I feel when making a pencil line move across paper or a crayon scribble creating a splotch of color. Hinting at a shape, drawing is likened to a process of allowing this energy to move through me onto the paper. My focus when I start a drawing is an attempt to manifest imagery from subtle planes of vibration. Throughout this process I’m reminded that as multi-dimensional beings, we can tap into unseen wisdom and knowledge. Drawing is a process of shifting from the mundane to express a moment of space, time, matter, energy and information of the multiverse.”
Artist’s Connection to Theme: In these turbulent times our wellness can be nurtured by potential shifts in our world view about healing. A shift in perception begins as we recognize the true nature of our bodies as vibrational beings. The physical body is the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, to our greater spiritual nature. We are spirits housed in form, yet we move through energetic frequencies that impact our bodies and minds throughout the course of a day. And in these times, it’s especially easy to get thrown off the mark. It is important to reflect upon our true nature to reconnect with ourselves as spiritual beings. Creativity is the activation of our vitality in this process. Creativity is also the art of self-cultivation. Our thinking moves beyond our brain and central nervous system into more expansive potentials when we allow the creative process to unfold. This creative shift impacts our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual bodies. By reimagining ourselves through our creativity (and joy) we walk a path toward personal empowerment.
Image Description: Bounded energy of the directions radiating outwards.
Joseph Goldfedder’s initial education was in the fine arts - BFA from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA & MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Later in life, after living under the big sky of New Mexico, he decided to become an acupuncturist. He graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque with a MSOM in Chinese Medicine. After graduation Joseph was led to Portland Oregon for many years where he practiced Community Acupuncture. He moved home to the east coast in 2014 to be closer to family. At that time Joseph also started to expand his understanding of medicine. Acupuncture blends his fascination with the interaction of art, science, creativity, and healing. Acupuncture, like drawing, is the art of placing needles along patterns of energy on the body. Qi is activated much like drawings might be on a page. There's a shift in the patients' consciousness when this occurs. It's said in Chinese Medicine that "where the mind goes, the Qi follows." It's the practitioner’s job to help direct Qi flow. And when the energy flows, the healing journey begins. Joseph currently practices acupuncture at Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine in Toms River, New Jersey.
Frame: Mounted in Wooden Frame.
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