MARTAWILEY.COM / MARTA WILEY GOTTFRIED SHORT BIO Marta Wiley Gottfried is of Mexican Jewish descent and is generally considered one of the greatest classical contemporary artists of our time. Marta's unique as a figure painter, as an innovator of styles and techniques, as a master of various media, and as one of the most prolific artists of the 21 century. As a multi-media artist Marta has created thousands of paintings, hundred's of songs recently hitting top charts on the radio "Beggar" & "Signal", Author of Ring of Light & The Water Daughter, Marta stands at the top of her field. She is currently published by prestigious company Cap/ Winn Devon/ Larson-Jul/ Artissance. Some publications have been top sellers now for over 15 years, grossing millions in revenues for her publishers, gallery's and licensee’s world wide.
While living in San Miguel, Mexico I was introduced to a group of people who were, in my eyes, connected with the world’s economy and how it ran. They tolerated me at first, and then as years flew by they began to divulge their information to me. One day sitting in one of the older houses is Guanajuato a man by the name of Germain, of English / Spanish descent began to open up to me. I had been living off and on with him and the others for four years. His house was filled with ancient antiques and some doors that I was not allowed into. One photo on the wall was an old painted photograph of Saint Germain himself. I wondered if this man was the prophet saint and when I asked him about it he said that he was a descendant of Saint Germain himself. He told me that he would open up to me and teach me if I did not ask any more questions about his past. Sitting on the couch as he tended to a very large fireplace he spoke:
“Do you know what the Illuminate says when you finally meet them?”
“Welcome. Now, do you know what the hell is going on?”
I was befuddled by the riddle and I presume he asked me because I was reading a slew of books all dealing with the ancient orders of alchemy.
“Who are we?”
I didn’t care if he answered me. I was quite used to being ignored by the group of elders. Always feeling they were tolerating me, but not accepting me in anyway. But to my surprise the quiet man I had known for two years spoke again.
“The power behind the throne.”
I was sitting on the couch as he tended the fire. Questions just rolled out of me:
“What is our world coming to?”
“Who are we?”
“Where did we come from?”
“What is time?”
“How many timelines are there?”
“Who will survive the coming?”
“What is the human potential?”
He finally responded: “Everyone you meet, you meet for a reason. Because there are so many other layers of reality, you access many simultaneously when you meet someone.
“Nothing is ambiguous. Nothing is coincidence. Understanding this concept is the first step to understanding frequency. Frequency is a line you can tap. Nothing more, nothing less. We tap hundreds of lines a day. Radionic, telepathic, cellular, electrical, electromagnetic, heat, and psychic. But we tap the ones we want.”
“Can you do this?”
“Those we do not wish to ride we simply do not. Others we do not even notice their moving through us. People having conversations on their cell phones - through us. Time is essential to space, matter, and separation. We all know now we are energetic beings.
“To alleviate any consequences, the spirit doesn’t go insane. Insanity is a concept of the mind. It is false understanding of our true natures. Madness stems from eliminating the actions of our responsibilities. In other words the disease of looking backwards. Regretting at its runway mode. An endless regret, that is the feeling. But if you stay connected to the current beneath your feet, running, walking and exercising you will always feel grounded. The earth magnetic core is the true stabilizing force; it does not lead you astray; how can it? It is on a constant circular path around the sun. Trust in the Earth, it knows the way.”
“What are you writing about?” I asked while looking over his shoulder as he was jotting down some thoughts.
“I am writing to my colleagues.” He said.
I stood silent behind him and read his words...
The Sumerians, Mesopotamians, and Babylonians 5000 years ago, prior to the second transformation - which lasted anywhere from 1 million to 10 thousand years ago. The Starfire and the Dinosaurs era prior to the floods. The culture races, Atlantis, and the great division. Some of it is still holistic in your mind because your history has only penetrated the depth of 10,000 years. Thoroughly, maybe one million five hundred and that is such little time sweetheart. This will give you an exact dose of the world’s ignorance. At this time they question nothing. This is proof of the order. Matter, ruling the energetic pattern of this planet. We shall soon smash through barriers put up by this empire and soon the collective will follow. It is necessary to follow procedure.
I was a bit taken back by the topic and depth of his information, but I did not dare talk. Some women came into the room, one who was a friend of mine. We all sat and listened to Germain III as he continued talking through the night. The fire raging as the servant brought hors d'oeuvres, soup, and topes chicken quesadillas and finally double chocolate flan which she boasted was her invention.
“As I have stated before.” he continued. “The ambiguity of this reality only lies in the amount of attention you put on the situation. It is already there, the lines you traverse. You only access them through yourself. As you are pure energy, so you can accomplish miracles.”
One of the ladies said: “Okay, so what are the first and second transformations?”
“The transformation is a time when the energies of the Earth and of the spaces that be force an alignment to a new pattern and design that was already there. What is the significance of something being already there? This means it is perfectly uninfluenced by the selfish agenda of matter through spirit. It is a pact we have with the creator. Say we have so much freedom within a fixed perimeter.”
“That seems so human, so influenced by human awareness; these things you say,” said the other woman.
“No, the human awareness is forced to follow certain laws; until it is intelligent enough to remove those blocks others will be encountered.”
I get up to cause a stir and said: “It’s such a fucking puzzle.” I walked to the window. He smiled at me as the other women in the room became offended.
“Yes.” He said at the women. “Do not get angry. It is actually very simple. The designs of destiny are laid out like a floor plan and we color in the spaces with infinite detail. This is the procedure of time and space.”
I turned around and brushed my hair in a snobbish way to fluster the women some more. “Speak of Transformation.”
“The transformation will be found sometimes in the pole shifts but sometimes in the earthly heavenly sphere that impacts the Earth. This is a catalyst for the new era.”
It would flow clear as through a window pane, from that day forward I would become his shadow and follow him everywhere.
The woman spoke again. “Okay, the new age occurs every 6000 years when the evening moon has hit 12:00 noon. That is when the sun is aligned with Jupiter and the solar energy radiation - divine energy - can be guided from the heavens into precise visitation to the Earth. The planets’ alignment is much greater than the planets aligning themselves. It is more important because it allows the spaces in-between to open to another location in the god’s body. It opens to the heavenly gates and depicts the nature of things for the next six hundred million years to come. If you date everything back you will notice I am right in my assessment.”
Germain looked at me, rolled his eyes, and yawned.
She continued: “2000 years ago is Buddha or more popularly known as Christ, 5000 -10,000 years ago Babylonian and Sumerians, 10,000 years ago Atlantis cultures, 30,000 years ago planetary cultures and the Starfire, 60,000 years ago wars with the immortals, 1-2 million years ago the great transformational pole shifts and Ice age, the great dragons of the Earth, 5- 6 million years ago the great transformation and the underworld, 12 million years ago the division, 600 million years ago the wars in space/ luciferian rebellions....”
“Oh yea I can see clearly that you are right in your assessment!” I blurted out. What was I doing listening to a ranting raving lunatic?
Germain was super conservative and eccentric at the same time. Every “R” rrr-rolled.
“Let’s stop this. I can see you are all having difficulties with this awareness. Tracing the timelines does get closer as you move away from it. We are just as children, we have so much to learn about the illusions of time and space. I hope we have the time we need.” I saw him laugh beneath his breath.
“I hope so too!” I said under my breath.
We walked up to the roof of the House where the old architecture reminded me of 17th century Europe. There were hammocks everywhere and an open fire pit in the middle.
“Let’s stop talking about time and dates. Let’s talk holistically before the great division. There was Eden, the garden of Eden. This was the timeline you saw. The planet Earth was harbored and specifically taken care of by these gardeners; let’s say of other worlds. This was a haven for creative expression and beauty. It was a testing ground for life. Creation and experimentation. Your people were brought at later times when the history of slavery reached the planet after the division at the periods of the underworld and the magical realms of all mythology today.”
“My people?” I laughed and thought about why I stopped going to church.
“Wasn’t there said to be a Golden age, Silver, Copper, Iron, Steel ages?” I asked.
“Yes, the time before Atlantis was the Golden age. The Garden of Eden. The whole of the human paradigm is about 1.1 billion years old.”
Everyone laughed and then the mysterious Germain got up and tended to the fire. “You don't have to believe it.”
“I don’t.” I said and went back to my notes.
“Let’s go somewhere else. First I should tell you that you must learn these things. The number systems exactly. I want you to know your timelines and your geography like the back of your hand.”
At that point I felt very stupid and realized that I better keep my mouth shut and my ears open. I was realizing just how lucky I was to be around them.
“There is no need for stress in this lineage. You will hurt yourself if you don’t keep things in perspective. Work, learn, and transcend. Traversing is not as important as living a balanced life. Is this clear?
“Good, we can continue.” The two ladies got up and walked downstairs.
“Jesuits were a branch of messianics who considered the possibilities of the Christ ascension to be more Dogmatic and Ruthless than the other 11 tribes of Isreal. To consider the possibilities, all were struggling to overcome the decent of such a master knowing the preparation was not complete. The Jesuits knew that they were the beginning of the Knights Templar and the Masons symbolic gestures of power breaking off into a third ring of power, the Roman Empire. The union of the sun and the trinity, all of which took part in the ascension of Christ brought about the closure of his death in 1600 the real end of the dark ages after the ascension.”
He piled book after dusty book near the table and then pointed to the shelf of about 500 hundred books. He said: “Here, now read all of these and then we will talk…”
“READ ALL OF THEM!?” I stood and threw a temper tantrum. “I can’t! No! It will take...”
“Hush, you can speed read. But I will drill you on all of it.”
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marta Gottfried Wiley Art~http://www.allposters.com/-st/Marta-Wiley-Posters_c29328_p2_.htmTraining and Early WorkBorn in Mexico City, Marta's Grandmother, Martha Gottfried, a famous landscape artist in Mexico City, taught Marta how to paint at the age of two. And, as Marta claims, "Painting became her first language". Her Grandmother, considered a national treasure in Mexico, painted in the same circles as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Juan O’gorman. Marta's genius was cultivated by her grandmother and pushed by Irene Debohus, one of Martha's painting friends and Fridha Kahlo's lover. Moving from Mexico City to Miami at the age of 9 and then to Arizona. Marta's Mother Nena Wiley, an artist and a search and rescue pilot, kept young Marta in Magnet schools focusing on the arts, many hours of painting and drawing a day for 15 years. At the age of 18, Marta was accepted at the Otis Parsons School of Fine Arts in Los Angeles on full scholarship. The Working YearsBetween 1992 and 2005, Marta published her works with the Phoenix Art Press, Wynn Devon, Grand Image and New York Graphic Society, all prestigious publishing houses. As a result, her art has become well known. Marta traveled extensively during these years, painting and drawing what she saw. Her travels took her throughout Europe and Asia. She found the city's bohemian street life fascinating, and her pictures of people in dance halls and cafés show how she assimilated the postimpressionism and the romantic painters. The themes of the French painters Edgar Degas and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, as well as the style of the latter, exerted the strongest influence. Her famous painting, “Living the Dream", (Published by Winn Devon), reflects the influence of both these painters and, at the same time, shows her evolution toward the Definitive MartaPainting in TravelIn the summer of 1994, during Marta's stay in Europe, her work entered a new phase, marked by the influence of Indian and European art. She found in this style an in depth understanding of the ideal form of the female nude, which Marta restructured and developed into soft linear imagery. This style brought her continuously back to "the love of the line". The Scottish landscapes of her 1997 travels brought about an important watercolor series, very dreamy and romantic in nature. This series followed the development of "the way of the eye". Influenced tremendously by India and Nepal, both spiritually and artistically, Marta popularized the Asian style with the original "Lepa Zena” horse (Published by Wynn Devon and the top selling poster in the word today). With many other works in this style, she has helped bring the Asian-American revolutionary movement to home decor in the USA. Her art in this series has been heavily influenced by feng shui. Marta's African series (Published by Grand Image) also help reinforce the African-American cultural movement. These works were offered nation-wide through Bombay and Pier One Imports.Marta immersed herself the museums of Europe, Prague, Holland, France and Mexico. She studied the old masters' techniques by working directly from the original paintings of Rembrandt, Van Dyke, Vermeer, Monet, and many others. The aesthetics of the Old Masters impressed her a great deal, and she continued the classic tradition in her work, meticulously combining the techniques of the Old Masters with her own contemporary sensibility to create unique works. She came to understand their sense of composition, color and portrayal of the human spirit. Marta's beautiful treatment of the human figure draws from the religious, mythological and secular visions of the past. By adding visual elements of a more modern style, the results have been uniquely aesthetic. And, perhaps hope has been revived that the ideal of beauty sought by the Old Masters still exists in today's world.Realist and Surrealist Works Several paintings of Marta's early years have aroused the interest of Museums. Painted in the technique of the old masters style, stressing harmonious, curvilinear lines and expressing an underlying eroticism, reflects Marta's depth of feeling. These works are controversial, sensual and very expressive. Serious Collectors and Museums are taking notice and purchasing what Marta calls her "Soul Work".CollectorsMarta's work has been commissioned by collectors around the world, from public and private organizations to corporations and celebrities, and has been shown and collected by galleries throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan and Europe. Marta's paintings can be seen globally in top movies as Mission Impossible, Along Came Polly etc. Over 300 galleries world-wide have exhibited Marta's work. One Woman shows are held yearly in Mexico, Canada, Japan and New York.Current WorksNew series are continually being developed by Marta. You can review current original works available today by visiting Marta’s web page at http://www.martawiley.com Enjoy!
Flamenco Whistful Woman The Conversation Sasha Then Couple in a Lounge
Jazz III Fairy Leaf
Vintage Goddess I Vintage Goddess II Black Beauty Vintage Red
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INTERVIEW QUESTIONS/ 2013’/ INDIA |How much have you loved? Count the people. Add it up. When it comes to love, I’ve always felt in red numbers. I’ve been so focused on the minuses — all of them based on the not-enoughness, the virus most of us suffer from, the glass half-empty, the but – the won’t – the can’t – the don’t — the what if. Private list...but I get you.So if you’re in red numbers too, let’s put the ball back in our court. How much have you loved? Have you loved even when it hurts, when you can’t, when you shouldn’t, when you wouldn’t, when you didn’t – just because love is a verb not a noun and it’s the hardest, most beautiful gift of life? If so, you’re richer than you feel.When I love, it's completely. It takes me years to fall in love and years to fall out of love. I'm always in transition...I write, books & songs, poems about love. One of most pure signals to write about. That poignant muse' called love.What do you love doing that you aren’t doing?Furthermore, how could you get paid for doing what you love? Let’s brainstorm. It’s your right to be alive every second of the day. You’re not supposed to spend 8 hours in chains and the remaining 4 getting high on mental and physical distraction to cope with the depression of not doing what you should, what you want, what you need to be doing.I'm doing what I want to be doing. I love Art, Music & Movies, films & creative endeavors. Fashion design, painting sketching, writing books. I don't have to rule the world or make billions of dollars. I sell one painting a day and try to record one song a day. I also try to do one video a day. The books & movies take longer, it's always complicated when you work with a lot of people. So I try to keep it simple so I can get my creativity out daily. I also like running 45 minutes a day or to go on one hour walks to stay grounded. Creativity can be simple and coherent, when you live your dreams. The idea that an artist has to be tortured is ludicrous. A tortured soul cannot create. I like the simple luxuries of tea, Logic & photoshop, A good camera, a good friend, paint & peace of mind.Japan Art Show 2008 What person or type of person would you choose as a life companion? A witness to your life? Forget the shoulds / the can’ts / the won’ts / the impossibles. Who would you love and who would love you back if you could have a say in it? Cause see, your say in this makes all the difference. When you say your dreams out loud, you turn on the engine. It’s like this whole life is waiting to come rushing out of you and in wishing it — out loud — you open the gates and give it permission to happen.Tall, dark and handsome. Rich, kind, talented, wise & above all love's me above all. Trust worthy and not the jealous type. Romantic....def. Romantic. oh and male.Where do you want to live? Are you happy with your life where you are? Could you be happier somewhere else? It’s true that you can be home wherever you are. But it’s also true that some places are more in tune with the kind of life that comes bursting out of you. There’s nothing more inspiring and motivating than good company and an environment that reflect and support your mission.New York, Paris, London, Mexico, L.a.What do you want to accomplish? And most importantly, why — what’s your motivation? Be unrealistic. Life itself is unrealistic. Your very existence is as random, impossible and unrealistic as it gets. Only unrealistic people accomplish extraordinary things.250 Albums, Hit songs for the next 20 years. 50 books, thousands of paintings, an Amazing body. Movies, great acting parts. Hit posters in the Art World. Loving, loyal, trustworthy friendships. Travel the world in luxury. Live with gratitude. My motivation is Love~ True Love.What do you want to be remembered by? Write it down. This is the man / the woman who _______________. Take your time.I would like to be remembered as an unstoppable force of nature that made the world a better place.What kind of life would make you jealous? And why? If you could start over, what would your life look like, right now? (pss…you can – but shh, don’t let your doubts in on this yet – they’re gonna’ ruin everything).The life I am living makes me jealous. Lol! I have everything I want, and nothing anyone or anything else can give me. If the universe gives to me I am grateful and receive it as a gift.What adventures do you want to have? Can you list five? Adventures aren't just for children- or maybe the 10-year old in us never dies. And it’s that inner child that inner child that really loves and lives life for what it is: the greatest adventure in the universe. The Adventure of The Alchemist. Beautiful, Seductive, Honest, Smart, Sexy. A true warrior doesn’t feel forced to do either, but moves through and with and for life, like water. My Book The Water Daughter~http://www.thewaterdaughter.com/ If you had to add something to humanity, what would your contribution be? List at least one. The world doesn’t owe you. You owe the world. The good news is that whatever the answer to this question, you’ll enjoy doing it. Your mission is encrypted in your blueprint. To make Art, Music, Books, Sketches, Movies and all creative endeavors LEGAL in the hearts & minds of the Naysayers'.What are your ghosts? Your unspoken demons? The stuff you keep in your closet under a lock? What are you most deeply afraid of? Say it out loud. Get real with yourself. It’s how you conquer them. We all tend to blame others for what is not going right in our lives. I always like to check myself, make sure I am being responsible and reasonable with my endeavors. Not blaming anyone for my loss's and usually it has nothing to do with them, but with our own choices. So singing and writing about your demons, desires & loss's is healthy. Creativity increases intelligence and problem solving and so we make better decisions when we are creative. Creativity is not a crime. Sometimes when people are not creative, they are threatened by that power. That (Vudoo That You Do). Lol. Taking art and music out of schools is a serious problem in the U.s. people are seriously ignorant and the United States is now on the low 20's of Country's for education world wide. The rest of the world is kicking our ass as far as education in Arts & Science goes. What are your favorite memories? Can you picture four or five instances in your childhood you are fond of? Do you see a river running through them? What’s that river, that common denominator, the deepest statement about you and life that lies at the core of them? There is usually only one – or two life-altering statements that come up when you dig. My favorite memories? Wow, I have so many. Definitely childhood memories of being surrounded by comfort & support. Especially in the arts. Their was always art and music in the houses I grew up in. Love, laughter & harmony was always around. Four or five instances that I was fond of; Making dresses with my Grandma,Painting. Singing and playing piano with my Grandpa. Running through lavender fields with my Mom. Sitting around the table with my Father. Canoeing with my Dad at 5:00 in the morning, he was teaching me how to fish. Visiting with my cousins. It's really the simple and mundane things we love right? The river of my life? When I was about thirteen we went out to the woods my family and I. I would always sneak away to be alone for a spell. I sat down and listened to the river in front of me. There was white sand and tall grass. There was a special feeling in the air and the wind began to blow. The feeling I felt is hard to describe, but I will try. When the wind blew, I closed my eyes and felt like that grass and that river. I was just one with nature, and I felt for the first time WIND blowing through me.It was a strange feeling. How could wind blow through you, I thought? It's the beginning of connection with the universe. It's the question that lends itself to the quantum self. That we are all made up of atoms. But this moment was also pivotal for me because that is when I started singing. So the universe was blowing through me like a flute and I could control the vowels with my mouth. Wow! I thought~ I want to be a singer! Get to the bottom of it. How can you live from that same belief now? How can you transform your current experiences so they begin with that same idea – present in your most cherished childhood memories? I think it's about simplicity. So I like to do cleanses like five days of apple juice and then go into a simple salad & fruit diet for a month. Walking, hiking and just being in nature. Being outside walking has a way of healing us. I think greed and survival are the real human misconceptions, they are like a virus of the mind. The truth is that nature is plentiful the planet will sustain us if we are not a burden on it. So that connection that I speak of is there when we cleanse, detox, walk, stabilize and listen. Who do you love the most? What 10 people would you put on a lifeboat in case of a universal tsunami / asteroid / zombie attack or any other realistic end of the world? Make a list. You can have a million friends on Facebook, but at the end of the day, you’re lucky if you can find 10 people you would die for and who would die for you. Email them as soon as you can. Remind them that if the world ends tomorrow, they’d be on your lifeboat.(Private) Truth is…you never know if the world will end tomorrow. At least for you. And human beings are the most forgetful animals. Do you eat, drink and sleep every day? Then love everyday too. Love is a special word for me. I believe in the power of love and I believe that love does heal all. It's hard to love those who don't want your love, those people who never write back, call back, email back that sort of thing. But for every 9 NO's I get, I get one big YES! That's life and I am ok with that. I like to keep my heart open~ that is why I paint so much. If I could I would give everyone in the world a painting. I used to think LOVE was EVOL~ but then I matured in my understanding and it is really EVOL-Ution. So people come around and they usually call back, write back, email back...eventually. Just not on "Your Time". What worries you the most? Why? Worry comes from fear. And most fear is imaginary. Fear of the Thing is not the Thing itself. Learn to distinguish one from the other. It’s as simple as asking Why.I worry about my family and friends and the world. The normal things that everyone worry's about. But I have also learned that they are a complete and capable in their own affairs. It's almost like worrying is a coping mechanism for not wanting to do "Your" work. So I am under the belief that "Doubt has no redeemable qualities" and worry is a waste of imagination. I also worry about money, health, relationships of course. But in the end the money comes, the health is there and the relationships ebb & flow like everything else. So what are you worried about? List even the most trivial worries, they’re a projection of a deeper fear. And if any of these worries came true, do you think you could survive? And if the answer is No, then all the more reason to enjoy the world before it ends (and not worry about dead or dying ends). My Grandmother recently said something to me; She said "Don't worry about me, Death is kind". That just blew me away. That generation, they are very special people. They don't have these irrational fears that the later generations have.Diseases & Zombie Apacalypse Lol! Somebody very intelligent once told me that when ever there is a recession their is an increase in Zombie sales. These walking dead represent us at our worst, they want to eat your brains? Zombie lore comes from our deep unconscious fears of the system crashing, but it won't. Just as demons are not coming up from the ground and aliens are not coming from the sky we have to just get grounded and realize that life goes on and we will be held responsible for all of our actions. A deep theological truth is a saying "As above is so below". This knowledge neutralizes all our Angels and All our Demons. What we are left with is our free will and the endless consequences.What type of people inspire you and make you come alive? What people — at this point in your life — add to the truest equation of YOU? Reach out to them, get closer, “touch” them, spend time with them, be around them, aliveness is the one virus you always need to catch. I'm inspired by doers and thinkers. You can learn from everyone and everything , but it is true that you are the company you keep. I love positive people, people that are inspired and are bringing hope. Beauty makes me come alive, love, fashion, art, music and doing this with the right people is crucial to me. I also like to be around people that know and do more than I do. I love to learn.
What type of people bring you down and make you hate yourself? Break up with them. Today. It’s not rejection, it’s just selection. Life is short. You can’t invest your love in people who don’t want it and who use it to deplete you. This of course is the challenge for any human being. However it is heightened when you are a sensitive Artist' and ten fold when you are popular. So everyone wants that sweet light, right? No way, go get it yourself~ the universe if waiting for you to connect with your higher purpose. Anyone that knows me knows I don't do abuse. I'm also very keen on verbal abuse. In the end I don't trust anyone who puts me down, especially for doing Art' I don't do any drugs, I hate pharmocudicals, I don't get along with Alcoholics and Drama Queens- because they waste my time and time is precious commodity. So the people that inspire me are clear and sober people, with good will towards themselves and others. People who do not have hidden agendas. These are the people who are hard wired and connected to the universal purpose of bringing about a better world~ And they are damn near impossible to find. However, their is no other company to keep. This is very serious to me, I detest deception. My body rejects it like a allergic reaction. Truth seekers are the only friends you can afford to have.Love is the most elevated, beautiful transaction between two creatures. But it’s still a transaction. The whole of nature is transaction: a give and take. When one is missing, the cycle is interrupted, the fire swallows all the oxygen and you burn out. We each have a choice – to give and to take love — and whether we are aware of it or not, we choose the people we give to and take from. You are responsible for your heart’s investments.I believe in investing in yourself above all. People will come and go as the social weather of life changes, you can remain in equilibrium with your investments. You have to love yourself before you love anyone else, then you choose the people who love you and celebrate you and your work. Love can be all consuming and yes it does have a destructive side. Most of the time because that inner alchemy is out of balance. We all have good and bad in us, light and dark, fear and love. So what, the most important thing in life is to have your alchemy in harmony. What is inside of us mirrors the outside. If we are clean inside, if we eat well and exercise and surround ourselves with positive people then our life is great. If your eating corporate death food, smoking, drinking and taking drugs, and seeing filth on T.v. you will reflect that reality. Some people figure it out, some people don't. We have to guard our minds, we are the keepers of the earth. Finally when we have workes on ourselves enough we begin to attract the people that we want and the love that we all deserve to have.Who are your mentors? What have they taught you? Can you make a list? If you know them personally, thank them? Writers, thinkers, teachers, people who’ve showed you the way at some point, and the beautiful mystery of life made sense in their hands. Inspiration is contagious. It fuels you up. You owe them a mention on your lips and in your heart; and you must pay it forward and become a way-shower to someone else.Many people have inspired me. I have found kinship with~My Grandmother~ Inspired lover of life, painter and Mother.Dr. Karina Stewart~ Co-founder of Kamalaya http://www.kamalaya.com/index.htmVicToria Feudiger Founder of Entryway publishing http://www.entrywaypublishing.com/About-Us.html#anchor_77Yahuda Berg~ Kabbala for everyone http://www.yehudaberg.comWhat is your cosmic elevator pitch?Not your job description, not your professional bio, not your resume, not your About page. But if you got in an elevator on a spaceship that tours the galaxy and you could say anything you wanted about yourself, what would you tell your elevator mates?Wow. I'm pretty practical and boring actually despite my Art Career' I would probably just ask them-Where are we going? Being an artist it's a given that I'm a cosmic soul. As a musician I am a free spirit. But as a business woman I would definitely want to know who I was in an elevator with! Who are you? In short, who are you – raw, unedited, wild, ordinary and extraordinary you? What does it come down to? And why? (Always, that goddamn solid why).I'm just a hippie girl who found herself. When you find yourself you start to understand the laws of the universe. Laws like gravity and love. Simple, sublime and extremely ethical and moral laws. Laws of self, family and loss. When we understand that we are in Universal Law we begin to follow it. Greed and Survival are misconceptions and people that follow the misconception will fail in the end. Finding yourself you just naturally begin to find and help others. Because Real Universal Laws are about brotherhood and sisterhood and self love above all, because their is no separation between you and the universe. What issues can you help with? We’re in trouble as a planet, as a species, as a global community, and as individuals. It’s not a choice, actually. If you want to live here, you need to pay the toll of helping out, or your so-called-living won’t be more than a selfish idea of living. Interdependence is the new Independence. In order to make it real, you have to help clean up the mess others have made. Don’t worry, so will others help clean yours. It’s how it goes with humans. They mirror each other, for better or worse.I am an Artist' But I am also a kind of Shaman. I bridge the dark with the light and you can sense it in my Art and in my Music. We are in a dance with life and death. I didn't make it up, I'm just reflecting what I see. Life & Death. And I see people including myself struggle with these two huge forces. And so by writing a song or painting a painting or writing a book. I am helping people alleviate themselves from the pain of this entanglement we call mortality. That's why people love movies, they can forget about their life for a while. I have such deep compassion I really suffer from it. But I can't help everyone even though I want to, so I paint, sing, dance, laugh,write and live my life the way I want. This way I can inspire others and lead by example. How can you express yourself creatively? Starting with the belief that we are all creative animals by nature, what’s your medium? Don’t think about profit, think only of how you can recycle your demons and become a channel for truth.Wow. Definitely what I like doing. Their is a catharsis that I get when I sing, write, or paint. Really it's such a rush. This feeling that you have dealt with your feelings without hurting others. That is the Power Of Creativity. It's really the(Normal) people who don't have creative outlets that are treacherous to you and humanity. The truth is creative endeavors are always correct and that is what the Naysayers don't want you to know. Lucky for us, Knowledge Is Power. Art (any kind) speaks directly to the heart. It doesn’t go through reason. They are two parallel languages. You need to speak Art if you want to understand Heart. So what is your medium?I am a multi-media Artist. Give me a pen and I'll write. Give me a paintbrush and I'll paint. Give me a piano and I'll write a song. Give me a video camera and I'll make a movie. All children are like this and all good artist's are in touch with their "Inner Child". How do you manage your time? What works for you? If you’re a mess, how can you get it together? Here are some creative tips on productivity. Can you make a schedule, write down your routine (to help you stick to it), come up with a productivity manifesto of some sort? I used to write a to do list everyday. I stopped doing that because I found it was wasting my time and it was better to just flow and intuitively do what needed to get done. I also followed Joseph Cambull's advice when he said (Follow Your Bliss) and well I do. I paint, sing, act, write and exercise, I eat well, hang out with people that nurture me and make me feel good about myself and in return that helps other people follow their bliss. Joseph Cambull was right. See the Universe wants to give us what we want, we just have to get out of our own way. So now I don't try to manage my creativity anymore. I just plug into what the Universe wants for me and flow in that direction. If you were to leave the world today, what’s your manifesto? What would you tell your children if you were forced to abandon them unexpectedly? Tell them now (even if you don’t have children). You do actually, we’re all inextricably interconnected to each other – in ways beyond our wildest imagination, and every child born on this planet is also a bit yours. I would tell them to follow their dreams. Start at the root. Get a seed and plant it and feed it water and sunshine. Protect it from the elements in every way possible.Shield it from the storms & watch it grow. Start small, cherish everything, god is in the details. Plant your self on the planet earth, be a real human being. Educate yourself study art, science and travel. Stay away from abusive people, people that put you down, drama. When the tree is big and strong enough start collecting the fruit that falls. Eat the fruit, Spread the seeds & make a big pie for those who helped you along the way. The Lessons; Stay humble; It takes time, maybe 15 years to break; Be a truth lover.What makes you come alive? What ignites you?What makes you forget time, and space, and love, and food and water and even why – if taken to extreme? As Bkowski put it, “Find out what you love and let it kill you.” (Or resurrect you.)Intelligent Men make me come alive. Ah, such a simple Leo Woman:)What are your most painful memories? Are you still replaying them in your mind and using them as an excuse to fuel your fear of getting hurt again? Do you think they might be keeping you from trusting your heart again? That's a tough one right? Everyone is suffering some blow that just shattered their perception of life, love & loyalty. I just have a very simple practice.I put my hand over my heart EVERY night and I forgive. I practice Hoʻoponopono an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and Forgiveness. It goes like this; I'm sorry, please, forgive me, thank you, I love you. The truth is that when you shut off your heart you really mess yourself up. Your heart is the strongest electromagnetic energy in your body. It rules you health. A broken heart that is not fixed leads to sickness.This doesnt' mean that you have to allow these people back into your life. It just means that you forgive them. Why do you eat the way you eat and the things you eat? What do you think you should you eat that you’re not eating – and why? What can you put in your body that gives you pleasure and also respects and nourish it? If you don’t know, can you find out? Google it, read books, take a nutrition course, a cooking class, an online support program, hire a health counselor, do whatever it takes to get to know your body’s needs and then give it what it’s really asking for.I love to work with my body and wow it's tough. I'm one of those thoroughbreds that needs a lot of room to grow, a lot of exercise and lot's of love. If I don't have any of those things I'm not happy. I also like to do serious cleanses. Right now I'm doing a Gallbladder Cleanse. Four days of apple juice/last day olive oil and lemon to expel any gallstones. I also like the Master cleanse and lemon/cayenne/Maple Syrup~ can really clean you out. Then I like teas all kinds, Spinach, tomatoes, rice noodles, Garlic, good high quality proteins. No milk, no pasta or breads, no gluten. Shakes, smoothies and Juicing and exercise (salads & small protein) is the way. My challenge is coffee and a good glass of wine.Your cells are made from the very food you eat. What you eat is the most important physiological aspect of your aliveness. You can’t honor life through your work, mission, relationships (you name it), if you don’t eat what gives you life.Yea. Don't get me wrong. I like a good hamburger and fries every once in a while. I fall off the wagon and get back on. The trick is to do "Live its" not "Die-ts" To eat healthy you have to enjoy simplicity, even celebrate it.What ignites your brain? What turns your light bulb on? Can you add more of that to your everyday? Get smarter? Train your brain? Evolve? Don’t waste your precious time on meaningless entertainment that numbs your mind and makes you smaller. It’s later than you think. Time...yea. Time is money~not because were wasting our time, but because money buys time. Time is irrational like love. Were all trying to figure out what our time is worth. Pin pointing what turns me on. God, I have to say staying grounded does. I love the earth, nature and all her teachings.What physical exercise makes you sweat it like you mean it and enjoy both, the process and the afterward feeling? If you’re not currently practicing it, can you read more about it, surround yourself with people who practice it, sign up for a class, do whatever will motivate you to practice it?I figured out that I start to really sweat after 45 min. Twenty minutes is nothing for me, my system barely feels it. So like a thoroughbred horse I really have to work hard.What does your body need in order to function at its best? Can you make a list of what makes you feel healthiest and function optimally and try to practice it everyday? If you’re not sure, start experimenting. Your 100% is just a little higher than your 80% but it makes a lifetime impact.Clean water, clean air, sunshine, good high quality food, definitely good people, vitamins, healing herbs, essential oils & hard work outs.What feeds your spirit? What gives you goosebumps? What makes you fall down to your knees in awe (and weep)? Is it god? Religion? The universe? Science? Starry nights? Music? Art? Animals? It has to be higher than a person (than you), and surpass your understanding. There is no awe without mystery.Humanity at it's best. This just makes me cry. When you see people succeed when all the odds are against them. When the underdogs is winning. Like the movie Sea biscuit or The Secretariat. Things that inspire hope, light and truth.What are you proud of so far? What have you accomplished? Don’t compare yourself to others. There will always be someone who’s done “more” and some who’s done “less.” But what can you, at this point in your life (your circumstances, your reality), give yourself a hug for? Do it.I'm proud of my Artistic Integrity. I like being a successful Artist and Singer that doesn't play by the rules and standards which I did not agree on. there are so many things to heal on the planet. An Artist has the responsibility to dig down deep in themselves and in others to create understanding. The Media of today does not do that. They just care about sensationalizing the problems, they don't care about the solution. I am a solution oriented artist. I sing about the problem and then give an answer. It's called an Artist with substance.Fast-forward to your epitaph. What does it say? As a place-holder, let’s paraphrase Jack Kerouac; They lived and loved and asked, blessed and adventured…and they weren’t sorry.Learn To Love In LightQuestion 31 (I don’t like even numbers): What is the meaning of life?To sit with life and have a drink and ask her things and hear your own heart (usually ignored) echo your larger-than-life answers in your chest? To realize that you’re rich solely because you have a universe inside you, that you can reach at any given moment – a world that will shrink and expand on your command? Yes. That.There is no meaning outside of You that won’t take Your deepest, greatest truth in consideration. Fuck love, money or fame if they don’t come as a result of your life-driving truth – they’re the roof to your inner house, and to add a roof you must first discover, understand and create that house. And if you don’t know where to start building, just ask.Life is a constant flow of questions – meaning is always in the making and it is constantly being created as we speak. The ultimate meaning of life then is the One that creates meaning: the traveler (not the journey), the subject (not its objects, ideas, circumstances, possessions), the lover (not the love), the wayseer (not the way), the warrior (not the battle)…As an Artist and Alchemist~The meaning of life is the quest of truth. There is a truth, however ignorant we may be of it. Artist's whisper the truth for those who long to hear. An artist knows the truth will not settle for a lie'...As a spiritual person I like this quote from the Dalai LamaOnce we have a firm practice of compassion our state of mind becomes stronger which leads to inner peace, giving rise to self-confidence, which reduces fear. This makes for constructive members of the community. Self-centredness on the other hand leads to distance, suspicion, mistrust and loneliness, with unhappiness as the result~ Dalai Lama
WHY I LEAVE THE DEFECTS & FLAWS IN MY WORK Share| I recently recieved a letter from a collector of my paintings and it struck a chord in me. Lately, I am less the (Suffer In Silence') type knowing that I have a responsibility as an Artist' to explain my work. Although, I've always taken the "Work Speaks For Itself" route, I am finding it interesting that I am actually capable of explaining my work.
"As you know, I am an art lover. I have 5 cherished originals by this talented artist and performer (singer, actress, etc.). I just wanted you to know how proud I am that I have this type of relationship with an artist of such caliber that she is willing to fix something I perceive as not perfect. She purposefully paints a defect into her pieces, and along comes a neophyte such as myself, and she is still willing to try to make me happy. Such ethics. Her style is unique and varied, and there is something for everyone. I enjoy bidding for her art on Property Room.com; and I just wish I had more wall space in this cathedral of a house, but I am now starting to replace lesser quality. One of a Venetian couple with a Crescent Moonface is framed and ready to hang; and I love it! Try her art on PropertyRoom.com or direct Marta Wiley.com. She also sold her art under another name Marta Gottfried Wiley. Read her "bio" and you will be amazed. Her website and coffee table books are just what I wanted, all of it, available any time I want to look at it. Thank you Marta for your talent and your ethics and sensitivity." Susan Reed Why I Leave Defects & Flaws In My Work;I leave the defect in my work because life is not perfect. People are flawed, I am flawed, and instead of covering things over and hiding the flaw, why not express it, expose it and study it.I think it's far more facinating to explore the flaws and to actually find yourself in love with those flaws. This isn't just a thought, it's a way of life for me, and I have been practicing this since I can remember. When you leave a flaw or defect in a painting or a song what you create in another person is an emotional response'. This is a magical formula because they can love it, hate it, or both and that conflict of wanting to finish, fix and gloss over keeps them on edge. This edge if used wisely and with taste can bring about a catharsis in the Artist (myself) and the viewer, because it creates a connection. The involvement and the experience is what Art is all about. Every Artist I know struggles with this; WHEN TO STOP? WHEN IS A PAINTING DONE? WHEN IS A SONG DONE?How many Artist's do you know who are never done? It's been ten, twenty years and their " I'm a PERFECTIONIST" routine starts to stink.That is because there is no perfection...A True Artist Knows When To Stop, because if you over or under do it; IT LOOSES IT'S EDGE. People are hungry for True Art that helps them hold and maintain that edge in themselves.This can be uncomfortable I know. But Art is not there to make you comfortable. It is there to push us to question. Why are we here? What are we all doing here? These questions are not answered, and each Artist is digging into themselves and excavating their own deep unconscious selves, bringing jewels of insight to others.This question is what drives humanity forward and it's creativity onward.Have you ever seen a painting or heard a song that is perfect? You gloss over it right? You say, that's good and you move on. But the one that is slightly off, the one that is skewed and incomplete, that's the one you want to figure out.If you notice the ballerina below Living The Dream' has been a best seller for 20 years. Why? There are many pictures of ballerina's why this one? I have heard that it has harmony and a feeling of peace ect. There are many techniques to create a harmonious painting including The Golden Mean'. But what this painting has is a sketch' feeling to it. It is not complete. The hands want to go from one place to another, there is some feeling of movement which indicates indesicion. The definition of SKEW is; A sudden change in direction or position. So my indicision is made public and although the first reaction is one of repulsion, the second is a sense of wonder and curiosity. This curosity invites the viewer to stick around and view some more. Exposing this vulnerablity of indecision in a painitng is bold, in the end people secretly and openly respect it and admire the honesty of it. You have to know the rules, in order to break the rules. Another secret of an Artist at work.~2013'~ Marta G. Wiley
_____________________________________________________________________________ I recently recieved an email asking for Verification of a Marta Wiley original painting. Many parties involved implying that it was Marta Wiey Original. Howerver, it is not. My thoughts on the following; AUTHENTICITY IS KING"Although imitation is the best form of flattery, one cannot ignore the criminal activities going on in the American Art Market. As an Artist I have been dealing with this all my life. I have had to shut down two artist's in Italy signing my name on their paintings, illegaly. China is still doing it, some sweat houses in the US too. keeping credibility in the Art World starts with the artist.There are so many Gallery's selling fake Dali, Pablo Picasso, Klee and Matisse paintings. These Gallery owners know and they don't care. Worse is that the general public is uneducated. Better to go direct to the Artist, then you know what you are getting. Greed over Authenticity never pays off. If Dali were alive he would be livid for what the industry has done to his name. It is simply criminal, selling fake seriographs and lithographs. I intend to learn from his mistakes."ART DEALER ANN FREEDMAN ON SELLING $63 MILLION IN FAKE PAINTINGS"When the printer became popular fake seriographs and lithographs began to appear in the market. In the late 90's Limited and Open Editions exploded into the Art Market because of the Iris printers. High quality and low cost printers that could copy any artwork on paper and canvas.I watched as the Art Industry imploded on itself. Everyone was doing it, and they started printing millions of cheap canvas prints and selling them to the public for Mint prices. I continued to work on originals as I felt it was the Authentic thing to do as I watched the industry. Sure enough people were starting to wise up and Artist's like Thomas Kinkade an Artist and billionare crumbled when the public found out they were selling hand embelished prints as originals. "But it looked so real"! Other Artist's started to have the same problem and the industry caved in on itself. Understanding that the real deal could not be replaced. People still buy my work and then have it photographed and they sell the prints at their gallery. How can you stop it? Certifying my paintings and putting a finger print on it helps. Great Artist's like Dali have a ruined credibility in the Art Market now as millions of fakes exploded onto the scene 1990-2012."There is value in a Iris printed Limited Edition as long as it is sold as that. An Open Edition means that it can be printed many times over.A limited Edition has more value because 1/110 there is only 110 for instance and you have the 62nd print of that series. Hand emblelishment, signatures, fingerprints add value aswell.When the Chinese Art Sweat houses appeared in the Art Industry in New York 1990 there was a coalition of CEO's that were trying to get them out. As they were selling Art for 15$ a piece. Beautiful original oils that matched some of the greats! Their only downfall was that although they were beautiful they were not coming from an individual but a sweat house of 500+. The Chinese started to add fake names to their Art Rock Stars' but the chinese temperment is a hive collective mind. They are challenged by individual freedom, another words by a True Artist.""When I left a group I used to work for in 1992, they slashed the prices on my work and flooded the market. In hopes to discredit my name. It did not work, but I learned my lesson. Contract after contract publishers would take the images make millions and I would get pennies. Some publishers stoped paying all together. What could I do? I did not want to sue. Even if I did they were cooking the books. I didn't have the money, and they knew it. They had the gun, so I kept on painting. Several times I recieved warnings to stop painting. I quickly found out my legal rights; YOU CAN'T STOP AN ARTIST FROM MAKING A LIVING. At one point I had to move to Mexico because my employers would not allow me to paint.This is not a sob story for me. I did what I had to do to make a living, and I could not have paid for all the publicity I was getting even if I wasn't getting paid. So I just consider it; Paying My Dues:)Now my publishers pay because I am careful who I sign with. They print posters and canvas. They call it "Print On Demand" but please know, as a consumer, that these prints do not have the value of an original. Even if the poster or print were signed it has a shorter lifespan than an original. So really you are paying for time: 9 years VS 900 years, that is the power of a real painting.My Original Oils go anywhere from 20,000 to 60,000. New Oil Works Website Coming Soon!Working with Qart has been a gift to me because they help to Certify every painting and make sure that there is a finger print on each painting. These Acrylic originals go anywhere from $300-$3000 depending on the Auction that the paintings goes too. http://www.qart.com/category2.aspx?fs=1&srch=marta-wileyAgain, when you buy an Oil Painting you are buying time. Acrylics have a shorter lifespan by a few hundred years.So it is Acrylic 300-900 years VS and Oil 1000-3000 years.~MartaMarta G. Wiley Original Oil painting: $30,000-$60,000/ Archival 1000-3000 yearsMarta G. Wiley Original Acrylic paintings: $300-$7,000/ Archival 300-900 yearsMarta G. Wiley Prints on Canvas; hand embelished, signture & finger print: $1,200-$7,000/ Archival 100-500 yearsMarta G. Wiley Original Sketches; $100-$1000/ Archival 100-300 yearsMarta G. Wiley Posters/Prints without signature: 40$- $400-/Archival one life time if protected.Marta wiley works with Archival products; Archival; archivally sound – A non-technical term that suggests that a material or product is permanent, durable, or chemically stable, and that it can therefore safely be used for preservation purposes. the phrase is not quantifiable; no standards exist that describe how long an “archival” or “archivally sound” material will last. Art forgery found 2013' Forgery is the creating and selling of works of art which are falsely credited to other, usually more famous, artists. Art forgery can be extremely lucrative, but modern dating and analysis techniques have made the identification of forged artwork much simpler. Marta Wiley avoids forgeries by signing a certificate or Authenticity, watermarks and finger prints.Art forgery dates back more than two thousand years. Roman sculptors produced copies of Greek sculptures. Presumably the contemporary buyers knew that they were not genuine. During the classical period art was generally created for historical reference, religious inspiration. The identity of the artist was often of little importance to the buyer.During the Renaissance, many painters took on apprentices who studied painting techniques by copying the works and style of the master. As a payment for the training, the master would then sell these works. This practice was generally considered a tribute, not forgery, although some of these copies have later erroneously been attributed to the master.Following the Renaissance, the increasing prosperity of the middle class created a fierce demand for art. Near the end of the 14th century, Roman statues were unearthed in Italy, intensifying the populace’s interest in antiquities, and leading to a sharp increase in the value of these objects. This upsurge soon extended to contemorary and recently deceased artists. Art had become a commercial commodity, and the monetary value of the artwork came to depend on the identity of the artist. To identify their works, painters began to mark them. These marks later evolved into signatures. As the demand for certain artwork began to exceed the supply, fraudulent marks and signatures began to appear on the open market.During the 16th century imitators of Albrect Durer style of printmaking added signatures to them to increase the value of their prints. In his engraving of the Virgin, Dürer added the inscription "Be cursed, plunderers and imitators of the work and talent of others". Even extremely famous artists created forgeries. In 1496,Michalangelo made a sleeping Cupid figure and treated it with acidic earth to make it seem ancient. He then sold it to a dealer, Baldassare del Milanese, who in turn sold it to Cardinai Riario of San Giorgio who later learned of the fraud and demanded his money back. However Michelangelo was permitted to keep his share of the money.The 20th-century art market has favored artists such as salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Klee and Matisse and works by these artists have commonly been targets of forgery. These forgeries are typically sold to art galleries and auction houses who cater to the tastes of art and antiquities collectors. As a matter of fact, during the occupation the painting which fetched the highest price at Drouot, the main French auction house, was a fake Cézanne. _________________________________________________________________________The Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA) is a research and outreach organization that works to promote research and the study of art crime and cultural heritage protection. ARCA aims to bridge the gap between the practical and theoretical by fostering collaboration between foreign and domestic law enforcement officials, security consultants, academics, lawyers, archaeologists, insurance specialists, criminologists, art historians, conservators, and others. Their goal is to raise public awareness about art related crime and to better preserve the world's collective cultural heritage.
I learned Egg Temera when I painted with my Grandmother in Mexico City. Juan O'Gorman (famous painter in Mexico) gave her some powdered colors for Egg Tempra and she painted several paintings in the medium. A historical technique of Frida and Diego Rivera Egg Tempra became a romantic form of painting for me. A fast drying and simple painting technique, artist's used to go and mine their own colors. Natural pigments were highly coveted by other artists. Tempera, also known as egg tempera, is a permanent, fast-drying painting medium consisting of colored Pigment mixed with a water-soluble binder medium (usually a glutinous material such as egg yolk or some other size. Tempera also refers to the paintings done in this medium. Tempera paintings are very long lasting, and examples from the 1st centuries AD still exist. Egg tempera was a primary method of painting until after 1500 when it was superseded by the invention of oil painting . A paint consisting of pigment and glue size commonly used in the United States as poster paint is also often referred to as "tempera paint," although the binders and sizes in this paint are different from traditional tempera paint. Tempera painting has been found on early Egyptians sarcophagi decorations. A related technique has been used also in ancient and early medieval paintings found in several caves and rock-cut temples of India.High-quality art with the help of tempera was created in Bagh Caves between the late 4th and 10th centuries AD and in the 7th century AD in Ravan Chhaya rock shelter, Orissa.Technique Tempera is traditionally created by hand-grinding dry powdered pigments into a binding agent or medium, such as egg, glue, honey, water, milk (in the form of casein) and a variety of plant gums.Tempera painting starts with placing a small amount of the pigment paste onto a palette, dish or bowl and adding about an equal volume of the binder and mixing. Some pigments require slightly more binder, some require less. A few drops of distilled water are added; then the binder (egg emulsion) is added in small increments to the desired transparency. The more egg emulsion, the more transparent the paint.Egg temperaThe most common form of classical tempera painting is "egg tempera". For this form most often only the contents of the egg yolk is used. The white of the egg and the membrane of the yolk are discarded (the membrane of the yolk is dangled over a receptacle and punctured to drain off the liquid inside). Egg yolk is never used by itself with pigment; it dries almost immediately and crackles when it is dry. Some agent is always added, in variable proportions. One recipe calls for vinegar (1:1 proportion to egg yolk by volume); other recipes suggest white wine (1 part yolk, 2 parts wine). Some schools of egg tempera use various mixtures of egg yolk and water.The paint mixture has to be constantly adjusted to maintain a balance between a "greasy" and "watery" consistency by adjusting the amount of water and yolk. As tempera dries, the artist will add more water to preserve the consistency and to balance the thickening of the yolk on contact with air. Once prepared, the paint cannot be stored. Egg tempera is water resistant, but not water proof.Different preparations use the egg white or the whole egg for different effect. Other additives such as oil and wax emulsions can modify the medium.Egg tempera is not a flexible paint and requires stiff boards; painting on canvas will cause crackle and pieces of paint to fall off.
Romancing the Universe Daughters of the Nile Stealing Electrons Black Hole Sorceress The Synthetic Stone Tantra with the Quintessence The Water Daughter Coating the DNA Turning Metal into Water The gravity molecule The berillium garment The Silent Radiant
The Water Daughter is a super-fiction story about my conversations with a mythical man who instructs me through ancient alchemical formulas dealing with the Gnosis and the true essence of life. My friend, an immortal, removes the blockages, built up throughout my lifetime. This creates a deeper connection with the God, the universe and my bioluminescent untapped potential. As one of the illuminati, initiates me into the higher realms of knowledge and secrets by discovering the water of life. This quintessence of knowledge has power and that power has laws. The Count of St. Germain attempts to teach me those laws so that I can transcend my own limited perceptions of life.
In my quest to attain enlightenment, he struggles to stay here on the planet. As An immortal he is transcending and his body is literally turning into light. In the end, my friend leaves this plane by becoming a bioluminescent being, an Angel, leaving me the seeds of his knowledge.
This book, “The Water Daughter”, has interwoven mythology, personal history and fictional alchemical lore to read and it is meant to be read as if the story is really happening.
Super-fiction is a way to engage the reader, so they disengage their ego enough to really begin to believe in the human potential. Because we use only 10% of our minds, I believe anything is possible. The beauty of it is that there are spiritual laws. This book is an attempt to explore the hidden potential of man’s enlightenment through fiction. By making myself the character, I get to experience the very personal transcendental experience, hopefully taking the reader with me. The purpose of this book is to allow the reader and myself to journey through ancient alchemical knowledge in a safe and fun manner.
Marta Wiley Gottfried Short BioRenaissance Woman Marta Gottfried Wiley stands at the top of her field. A diverse artist, Marta is one of the most prolific artists of the 21st Century, is of Mexican Jewish descent and considered by many to be one of the great classical contemporary artists of our time. Marta's unique approach as a figurative painter, innovator of styles and techniques, master of various media, makes her a multi-media artist that has created thousands of paintings, hundreds of songs, and written several compelling novels. Her newest music releases "Beggar" & "Signal" have topped radio charts across the country. Her most iconic artwork has been on top seller lists for 15+ years, grossing millions in revenues for her publishers, galleries and licensees worldwide. Her artwork is currently produced by the prestigious companies of Cap/Winn Devon and Larson-Juhl's Artaissance. Her Art work has also been seen on Oprah Show and Marta is currently studying Entertainment Law at Harvard.Training and Early Work Born in Mexico City, Marta's Grandmother, Martha Gottfried, a famous landscape artist in Mexico City, taught Marta how to paint at the age of two. And, as Marta claims, "Painting became her first language". Her Grandmother, considered a national treasure in Mexico, painted in the same circles as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Juan O’gorman. Marta's genius was cultivated by her grandmother and pushed by Irene Debohus, one of Martha's painting friends and Fridha Kahlo's lover. Moving from Mexico City to Miami at the age of 9 and then to Arizona. Marta's Mother Nena Wiley, an artist and a search and rescue pilot, kept young Marta in Magnet schools focusing on the arts, many hours of painting and drawing a day for 15 years. At the age of 18, Marta was accepted at the Otis Parsons School of Fine Arts in Los Angeles on full scholarship. The Working YearsBetween 1992 and 2005, Marta published her works with the Phoenix Art Press, Wynn Devon, Grand Image and New York Graphic Society, all prestigious publishing houses. As a result, her art has become well known. Marta traveled extensively during these years, painting and drawing what she saw. Her travels took her throughout Europe and Asia. She found the city's bohemian street life fascinating, and her pictures of people in dance halls and cafés show how she assimilated the postimpressionism and the romantic painters. The themes of the French painters Edgar Degas and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, as well as the style of the latter, exerted the strongest influence. Her famous painting, “Living the Dream", (Published by GrandImage), reflects the influence of both these painters and, at the same time, shows her evolution toward the Definitive Marta Wiley Gottfried Collection available for the first time in authentic signed and numbered Limited Editions published by Artist of the World / Artevo.Painting in TravelIn the summer of 1994, during Marta's stay in Europe, her work entered a new phase, marked by the influence of Indian and European art. She found in this style an in depth understanding of the ideal form of the female nude, which Marta restructured and developed into soft linear imagery. This style brought her continuously back to "the love of the line". The Scottish landscapes of her 1997 travels brought about an important watercolor series, very dreamy and romantic in nature. This series followed the development of "the way of the eye". Influenced tremendously by India and Nepal, both spiritually and artistically, Marta popularized the Asian style with the original "Lepa Zena” horse (Published by Wynn Devon and the top selling poster in the word today). With many other works in this style, she has helped bring the Asian-American revolutionary movement to home decor in the USA. Her art in this series has been heavily influenced by feng shui. Marta's African series (Published by Grand Image) also help reinforce the African-American cultural movement. These works were offered nation-wide through Bombay and Pier One Imports.Marta immersed herself the museums of Europe, Prague, Holland, France and Mexico. She studied the old masters' techniques by working directly from the original paintings of Rembrandt, Van Dyke, Vermeer, Monet, and many others. The aesthetics of the Old Masters impressed her a great deal, and she continued the classic tradition in her work, meticulously combining the techniques of the Old Masters with her own contemporary sensibility to create unique works. She came to understand their sense of composition, color and portrayal of the human spirit. Marta's beautiful treatment of the human figure draws from the religious, mythological and secular visions of the past. By adding visual elements of a more modern style, the results have been uniquely aesthetic. And, perhaps hope has been revived that the ideal of beauty sought by the Old Masters still exists in today's world.Realist and Surrealist Works Several paintings of Marta's early years have aroused the interest of Museums. Painted in the technique of the old masters style, stressing harmonious, curvilinear lines and expressing an underlying eroticism, reflects Marta's depth of feeling. These works are controversial, sensual and very expressive. Serious Collectors and Museums are taking notice and purchasing what Marta calls her "Soul Work".CollectorsMarta's work has been commissioned by collectors around the world, from public and private organizations to corporations and celebrities, and has been shown and collected by galleries throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan and Europe. Marta's paintings can be seen globally in top movies as Mission Impossible, Along Came Polly etc. Over 300 galleries world-wide have exhibited Marta's work. One Woman shows are held yearly in Mexico, Canada, Japan and New York.Current WorksNew series are continually being developed by Marta. You can review current original works available today by visiting Marta’s web page at http://www.martawiley.com Enjoy
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Born in Cayoacan, Mexico (near Mexico City), Marta Wiley had the unique opportunity to grow up and develop as an artist from a very young age within a diverse, cultural mecca - in the very same place where Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo lived and painted. Marta was guided and supported in her artistic explorations by my her Grandmother – herself an accomplished artist, recognized by the Mexican government as a National Treasure. Marta's early formative years were spent within Mexico, followed by Miami, Florida where she attended Magnet Preparatory Schools, There she focused on studying the Arts, Music and Philosophy. Marta later received her formal training through the Otis Parson School of Design, where she earned a full scholarship. Since that time, Marta has shown and sold work in galleries (nearly 300), museums and trade shows throughout the world, and her works have been published and licensed through a variety of major publishing companies. Marta now, however, owns her own publishing company, Marta G. Wiley Studios – allowing her an outlet and vehicle for her substantial catalog of original art works (over 9,000 and growing daily), music (100 original albums), books, installation works (such as sculpture, mosaics, murals, and other mixed-media installations), apparel, and other products and media.
Marta Gottfried Wiley Biography 2009
Critically acclaimed Avant-garde painter and singer/songwriter Marta Gottfried Wiley has painted thousands of paintings and written over 2, 000 songs (over 100 albums). She has had top-published posters grossing millions in sales over the last 15 years for publishing houses around the world (of which she received few revenues). In 2005, Marta launched her own publishing companies where all revenues of her art and music go to charity foundations. Unbound by any medium, Marta is also a talented sculptor, fashion designer, model, poet, and author of The Ring of Light, based upon her experiences with Carlos Castaneda). Currently, Marta is painting a full catalog of 2, 000 paintings while launching her new publishing company, MartaWiley.com. Few artists and musicians will ever achieve such feats, and Marta is barely in the prime of her career!
At the age of two, in a creative and prestigious household in Mexico City, Marta was first taught to paint by her grandmother, who painted in the same circles as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. At the age of nine, Marta began attending Magnet Schools for the Arts where she continued her art education, studying Art and Music nine hours a day. At the age of 16, Marta had her heart broken for the first time. The event sparked so much anger and grief in her that she ran to the store and bought her first real canvas and, without thought, she channeled her emotions through the paintbrush and created her first masterpiece: God yelling out all of his memories. As the painting unfolded, she realized she had encapsulated a small piece of God's soul. For the first time she felt in control of capturing essence within paint. Never had she painted what was coming out of her soul so thoroughly. No longer feeling pain or agony from the heartbreak, Marta felt great ecstasy from painting her emotions. Realizing its great therapeutic power, Marta began making it work for her rather than it being a duty. She also painted her entire room: one wall with a mural of a forest, a big lady with black hair and eyes the size of Marta's head was facing the observer singing, and on another wall she painted a black box to represent the great void of the unknown. The force of normal life 'freed' her; her artistic talents exploded!
Using mixed media, Marta then created a series of 30 paintings of a woman in chaos touching the eye of God and then twirling around in bliss. In 1990, Marta entered the Miss Billy Moore Beauty Pageant, and she credits her win of both Miss Congeniality and Miss Billy Moore to that series of painting-video multimedia, which was one of the truest expressions of herself. With incredible momentum now behind her, Marta was also awarded a full scholarship to the Otis Parson's School of Design in Los Angeles, where she majored in Art History and Painting with minors in Shock Art and Music. At the Age of 21, Marta painted her masterpiece the Lepa Zena. The Lepa Zena is a top seller in China, where the horse symbolizes success, money, luck, and glory. Surprisingly, its success has been parallel with China's ascent to Super Power.
Marta had also begun writing and recording music by age of twelve, and has an eclectic, Avant-garde style that ranges from 'Kate Bush to Pink Floyd', as well as many other Alternative Rock icons of our time. Marta plays guitar, bass, drums, piano and cello and has written, recorded and produced over 100 albums which represent and explore what she has called "The Female Archetypes". Her eclectic musical style and idiosyncratic vocal style have made her one of the most successful solo female recording artists. From the early stages of her musical career, she had gained a reputation for her determination to have a say in decisions affecting her work. She has since recorded many controversial albums such as Mechanical Heart, Red Honey, Witch Hunt and 80 other albums that did not fit the cookie-cutter agenda of the record labels. "I left the flaws in my music on purpose, no one got that, I liked the emotional response that you get from the flaw."
Avoiding exhausting music tours, Marta focused her energies on being involved in every aspect of subject matter and content, singing about the environment, women's issues, children's rights and animal protection. As she continues her work, Marta is becoming a legend and a pioneer of the feminine perspective of the world. By experimenting with sounds and production techniques, she creates albums that feature a diverse blend of musical styles known for their near-exhaustive use of spontaneity. With so much over production, Marta is a pioneer of a new sound, with uncompromising ability to achieve authenticity. (Marta has been building her private studio over the last 15 years, where she purposely records on old microphones and broken-down guitars to continue that edgy sound that she is has coined in her Alternative/Expirimental sound.) Through the brilliance of keeping the flaw in the music, Marta examines feelings of self-doubt and burning self-confidence in the search for a balance between the two.
Marta moves from the light to the dark in the need to acknowledge and express the darker and light sides of one's personality within the greater context of maintaining an open mind. Her records are full of raw, emotive songs recounting her religious upbringing and her struggle to establish her identity. Favorite In 2005, Marta released Kill With A Look, Raising Holy Hell and Amnesia, reclaiming the independent spirit once again as the songs were licensed to movies and television shows around the world and continue to be played on international radio stations. These particular releases are considered by many reviewers to be her masterpieces. No less experimental than previous albums, her eclectic musical style and idiosyncratic vocal style is refreshing from a production standpoint. Marta has created many concept albums exploring her alter ego as a femme fatal. Growing up in a very Protestant Christian traditional environment Marta admits, "I'm really just a kitten, but I found a lion in my alter ego". Finding that her alter ego could take the mass pornography, masochism, homophobia, sexism, ageism and misogyny in the U.S. better than a frail sensitive artist.
The increasingly personal tone of her writing continues with songs about unexpressed and unrequited love; the pressures on modern relationships and self-doubt; the interfaces with societies comfort and control; and about a woman who dances with the whimsical magic of the imagination in the real world. Many of her songs have a melodramatic and melancholic emotional and musical surrealism that defies easy categorization. The word "original" comes to mind. It has been observed that even the more joyous pieces are often tinged with traces of melancholy, and even the most sorrowful pieces have elements of vitality struggling against all that would oppress her. Marta is not afraid to tackle sensitive and taboo subjects. Her lyrics have referenced a wide array of subject matter, often relatively obscure which has influenced the gothic nature of several of her songs.
Marta Wiley is often compared to other individualistic female singer/songwriters such as Kate Bush, Bjork, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Imogen Heap and Madonna. Magazines and reviews around the world have labeled her "a true original" by the Music and Art Industry standards (2007). Marta remains in the center of media attention with full rights to her music, in doing so Marta provides an example of how to maintain one's career in the entertainment industry.
Marta Wiley's (formerly Gottfried) art is an colorful, captivating, and varied as the artist herself. Born in Mexico City, Wiley is of European, Irish and Cherokee descent. As a child, there was a wild streak in young Marta that her grandmother, also an artist, helped channel into the fine arts. Time and maturity have not stilled the childhood energy and verve of this artist. Wiley's passions run as deeply and soulfully as her dignified figurative creations.
My concerns are for the planet, the evolution of the human species, and the balance between the environment and those who are responsible for its continuation. I believe in being aware of personal actions and reactions in order to place the utmost responsibility on the individual. I believe in the individual as a source of ultimate manifestation - in balance and beauty with all living creatures. This is what turns me on the most - the ultimate attainment of the Highest Self - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
It seems that Wiley's quest for Highest Self has led down several avenues of expression. In addition to her poignant and intense concern for the environment, Wiley is a gifted singer and songwriter. Her inspirations follow varied paths - from the mystical and mythological experimental films of Maya Daren, to the far-reaching expanses of Carlos Castenada's writing to meditation and self-imposed discipline. These inspirations are all evidenced through her art - the dreamlike and alluring figuratives, the romantic, fantastical quality of her settings, the bold texturing and decisive detailing. All combine to produce a piece that is equally seductive as contemplative.
Wiley credits her grandmother with teaching her everything she knows about painting. Her Mother and Father were exceptional parents, channeling and fueling her education in the Arts and in Music.
THE ART OF DETACHMENT Share|People look at what I create and are somehow attached to it. I started painting at the age of two, went to magnet schools focusing on the Arts, at nine years old and published as a (Professional Artist) for 15 years, and I learned how to detach. You could say that I learned the Art of detachment. I learned this the hard way when going to school at Otis Parsons School Of Design in L.a. I was working on a painting for about six months, really beautiful oil painting and I was so excited everyday to go and paint it a little more to it's completion. One day my teacher came into the class room and said "O.K. EVERYBODY SWITCH". Switch we said? looking around not wanting to believe the words that our teacher had just spoken. "You heard what I said. Switch your paintings, walk over to another painting. Any painting, and start working on someone else's painting." Well, as you can imagine. The entire class was up in an uproar! I quietly took my paintbrush, closed my eyes. Looked at my painting one last time, and walked silently to my neighbors painting and started to finish her painting. It was heart wrenching. One of the girls threw her entire can of paintbrushes on the floor and stomped out. Another student a male, started to weep. I learned a very valuable lesson that day and I still remember my teachers words."Once you put it out in the world, it no longer belongs to you."Around that time I was working on a painting in a community painting room on the second floor of the Otis Parsons dorm rooms. It was a nine month painting of an angel being raped by a devil. It was profound and it was a masterpiece. One day I came into the studio to paint the final details and the painting was missing. I went frantically from trash to trash to see if I would find anything and on the last door to the trash I saw the stretcher bars without the painting on it. The painting had been cut off the stretcher bars and taken home by one of my peers. It could of been anybody. Wow! They had just ripped me off hard core. I vowed to never paint anything so beautiful ever again, and I started painting decor for a living. It has taken me years to get over the violation and now I am painting my soul' again. But this time with the knowing that it does not belong to me once it is created. Similarly with Albums of music that I put out. Some are beautiful children and some are retarded ugly ones, but I love them all the same. I love them and release them into the world. These songs tap into humanities struggles and I pride myself on being able to go deep into a subject and help release pain as a shaman would do. Taboo is magical when it is seen in it's proper light. One must be able to understand taboo, really go into it to expand ones horizons and knowledge of a subject. Because of this I am rarely prejudice. However, I do distain sexism, racism and ageism. Anyone who knows me intimately knows this about me.So I guess, the art of detachment is on ongoing process. I can't tell you how many people I know who are attached to their creations. It really messes them up. Some musicians won't put their albums out and it's been ten years already. This to me is the epitome of self importance, because once they put it out and see that it has not shaken the world to it's root they feel dejected. No, I say put your creations out and as soon as possible so you can get feedback and continue on a healthy creative journey. The best creative ventures are when things are half done anyways. This is what gets people involved. I never finish a painting or an album to it's full polish ever, I am in love with the flaw. It is the flaw that keeps them coming back for more, it is this characteristic that makes people want to help, fix and explore with you. Completion by it's very nature is a kind of perfection, Art is about the journey. When you complete something perfectly you cut off your connection from the critic, the viewer, the audience. If you leave them with something to work on, a line, a stroke of a brush, a lyric, a melody... unfinshed, it will involve them in the creative process and they will finish it for you. This is what it means for an Artist to be on the Edge. The flaw is engaging, this is another thing I learned in Art School."If you loose the edge, you loose everything." ~Marta Gottfried Wiley
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I am painting a mural painting; The Death Of Loyalty' 70X80.This painting is quite an emotional release for me and I am painting in the names and faces of all my betrayers, or perceived betrayers. I am sure they have felt betrayed by me. Who betrays who in the end? It is all perception. It still does not keep me from expressing the depth of pain, sadness and anger. I am a leo and I have a kind feminine nature, I don't understand betrayal. I am a loyal person, and I demand loyalty from those close to me. It is not in my nature to gossip behind people's backs or go out of my way to hurt others. I am engrossed in this life process and I work hard to keep my self focused and streamlined. Being betrayed by those close to you is a historical fact. Look at Czar! This painting is about the unexpected mutiny that can happen in someone's life when someone wins an unexpected lottery. Everyone comes to eat the core of their being, they are in extreme danger. So it is with success and wealth or boons of talent, humans covet and sometimes in their greedy quest they covet ideas, energy, your friends, and even a persons identity. Sting used to show the film "Single white female" to his band every time they went on tour. He wanted them to see how it worked.
What is loyalty? And why is she so rare? The American culture and media slams betrayal and infidelity in your face all day. Is this the natural state or is it a fabricated reality? Without going too much into religion and freedom from oppression, I feel loyalty is a dying virtue. However, we can cultivate loyalty in our personal lives through right action. Always looking at the people we let into our lives. If they squander their health, their wealth and their money, they will squander yours. So it is our responsibility to cultivate relationships with people of high moral integrity. It is morality that strengthens the will, I was taught this at an early age. I'm not talking about dogma and original sin. I am talking about the deep nutrition of trust in the universe and in our fellow man. Cultivating loyalty means you don't talk about someone behind their back. Ever. If you have problems with that person to do the right thing and speak to them directly. You just might find that they thought you were talking about them.I was also taught to forgive. And to this day I see that those with open hearts are healthier people. Something electromagnetic in the heart sphere that the body needs, like the body's generator. You don't want a weak heart, and loving and forgiving makes the muscle stronger. However, you don't want to be a doormat either, because then you have angry lionesses getting their revenge and that is pretty nasty for everyone involved especially if you like to win. Which I do. Someone rooted in the Tao avoids the confrontation and danger of conflicts. I always try to avoid drama in my personal life and keep the drama alive in my Art. People who stir up drama want your energy. Where thought goes energy flows, their are some real bloodsuckers out there. An artist avoids them at all cost, ignoring is the best way. And if they won't stop and their is obsession or bullying happening, I like the little trick of exposing them on facebook. Nothing cuts obsession out like exposure.I think the worst kind of betrayal is when someone projects their shit onto you. Because you can't defend yourself against it, it's so subtle. If they are jealous and they accuse you of being jealous for years, if you don't have a good head on your shoulders you'll start to believe anything. Or when they question your health, while sucking down pharmaceuticals and smoking cigarettes. Or when they tell you, you have issues with death because you paint masterpieces. Lucky for us truth lovers there is one great and omnipotent solution; The truth always comes out. I don't trust people who are afraid of truth, it usually means they are working hard to hide something. I love truth and I am rooted in the knowing that the truth WILL set you free. It is a simple but profound trust. My fault is that I'm impatient and I usually don't want to wait for the truth to come out, so I spur it on it's way. That is my nature.Character assasination is really bad in my book, as is slandering someones name. If I don't know about a person I really don't assume to know. My policy is to live and let live. I believe all issues arrive from the inability to control someone outside of yourself' while all peace comes from the ability to master yourself. When someone try's to ruin your reputation by slandering your name in accusations, Wow, well I have to say that really pisses me off. Especially if they are close to you, because other people trust their word and they assume that they must know. Thus, take heed who you tell your intimate story too. This painting is about learning that lesson.It is important to remain grateful and to see the people that obstructed your path as blessings. The quote "Thank you for showing me what I don't want in my life" pops up. In the end this painting says more than any words I can put on it. It is possible that the actual death of loyalty' is my own death of loyalty toward people who are not rooted in truth. I have a sense of duty to old friends, teachers and family. But my loyalty is rooted in truth. When a mutiny of innocence happens, you loose your loyalty but keep your sense of duty. The only thing I am truly loyal to is the truth, everything and everyone is passing through the conscious or unconscious power of it. My goal is to be conscious. People can be over-loyal too, think about it.The woman in the painting is Loyalty' itself. She is the archetype of loyalty and betrayal, She is a queen slaughtered, she is the silent part in every person who longs for the sacred trust of loyalty. Of which without trust and loyalty one cannot live. Anyways, sometimes people say hurtful things in your face, like "Your special" at which point I say, I'm not special I'm a star bitch:) Marta Gottfried Wiley
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