To celebrate the new article that is just now being released in the Arabella Magazine we have decided to make more people aware of Michael’s Facebook page and his “Daily Drawing” which he tries to post everyday. The more things you do with this contest – the more entries you will have. You can even go viral and share a link that will give you extra entries. There will also be drawings to choose from if you are the lucky winner. The drawings will be loaded on this page along with the details of each. The contest starts with 3 winners – however we will increase the number of drawings and winners for every 500 entries over 1500 up to 10 lucky winners. Make sure that you enter this Drawing Contest.
I have uploaded 20 drawing to this page. If you see something you like (there is only one available of each) and can’t bear to let someone else have it then by all means go ahead and purchase it. (each one has it’s own paypal button) If you are a lucky winner – then you will have your funds returned to you at the end of the contest or you can choose another to add to your collection. All of the funds that are raised through this promotion will used directly for molding and bronzing Michael’s ceramic sculptures.
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All drawings are 8 x 11 inches or 11 x 8 inches and from Michael’s daily Facebook posts of 20015. They are cataloged and entered into his inventory. Each drawing is sold with a certificate of authenticity and placed in a cellophane pouch for protection. These are unframed and un-matted. Drawings are shipped Canada Post expedited parcel with tracking and insurance for a flat rate of 15.00. All Drawings are 425.00 CAD and include taxes. You can purchase any of these drawings by clicking HERE. If they have sold they will be removed from this list and another will be added. You can enter the contest below the media gallery.
Michael Hermesh Mixed Media Drawings:
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Many of Michael’s works explore the concept flight. It is a recurring theme in many of his sculptures, drawings and paintings. This first gallery includes a newly released painting called American Crawl. It is an 8 x 10 inch acrylic on panel painting that depicts a man swimming in the aether.
This second gallery contains a few more conceptual drawings with the recurring theme of flight. These have all been done in the last year!
This final gallery contains a few paintings, drawings and sculptures that explore this same concept of flight.
Flight Series: Three thoughts about flying:
The most terrifying feat a person can commit is an act of pure creativity. It should never be confused with acts committed upon us that are beyond our control such as; tortured homelessness, starvation and rampant climate destabilization. While creativity is not beyond our control it definitely has no certainty of outcome… such as death.
Flight is a perfect metaphor for my art as a whole. The boundless freedom of the soul is given the opportunity of meaning by the weight of flesh.
My first introduction to flight as a child was not running outside to the sound of an airplane and watching in amazement – though I am of an age and a geographical region where that certainly could be true. My first awakening to flight was in lucid dreams, it was a reality more real than the agreed upon. I flew – I had rules which governed my freedom and whether mine or someone else’s they did not lessen the joy.
In reflection, I believe reality is bounded by the contracts we make, and just as our prisons are defined by our bars so are our freedoms.
This is a new painting by Michael Hermesh titled “The Persistence of Nature”. We have included quite a few detail shots with this work because it has a lot of detail within it. There are many narratives happening all at once that combine to make the whole of what Michael Hermesh is trying to say with this work. It is an acrylic mixed media painting that uses gesso and graphite for some of the details. There are many layers of glaze on this work. It measures 37.75 inches by 15.75 inches and is framed to in a natural wood finish frame to 39 inches by 17 inches. SOLD
In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems,
there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. That was the highest and most mendacious minute of “world history”—yet only a minute. After nature had drawn a few breaths the star grew cold, and the clever animals had to die.
One might invent such a fable and still not have illustrated sufficiently how wretched, how shadowy and flighty, how aimless and arbitrary, the human intellect appears in nature. There have been eternities when it did not exist; and when it is done for again, nothing will have happened.
Happiness is dependent on meaning. Neither meaning or happiness are dependent on circumstance.
As the world changes – what keeps us together is not the persistent remnants of circumstance but the transcendency of meaning.
Right now the most powerful things we can do is to fight to protect the environment and to protect the commons. Our greatest enemy is nihilism.
(The significance contained in my art comes about in a largely spontaneous way. I am a poor illustrator of bumper sticker slogans. I would consider that a post modern trait. I am a fan of the mad visionary school.)
Terroir: Physically Speaking
March 22 to May 12, 2013 at the
Penticton Art Gallery199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 Phone: 250.493.2928
This show will featured some New Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings by Michael Hermesh
“Physically Speaking” is what figurative art is all about. A huge part of what we know about people is derived from their physical demeanor. Anatomy is psychology, psychology is spirit. My underlying exploration in art is creativity. Without creativity I do not believe the word spirit has any meaning at all. Creativity is a word who’s definition I am hung up on. What creativity is not; is the ability to combine disconnected ideas yielding something new, or random flamboyance, or loud incompetence, or madness. Creation is an act of magic. The production of something that did not exist before – much like a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat.
The idea of creativity is a revolt against a mechanistic universe. Something happens in an act of creation that is not cause and effect. That’s the whole point. To “Create” according to Marion Webster – is to bring into existence. As the macro – so the micro, who created the creator? Without creativity, concepts that would be rendered meaningless are not hard to find. for example; personal responsibility, philosophical meaning, or the idea that art as anything other than a bumper sticker for a meme Creativity is a beauty that shines through everything. It is the “Higgs Boson” of the spirit. Creative spirit, and the body are as beautiful as they are mystical.