Our planet is imperiled. This has been clear to me since I was a small child. All of my life I have wanted to “save the planet”, but it wasn’t until I embraced my passion and gift as an artist that I realized that Art was how I’d do it. But I couldn’t do it alone. This is why I created Allied Vision. We can no longer afford to wait and watch as the planet crumbles; if we want a future, it is ours to make.
Allied Vision is dedicated to the preservation of life on earth as well as the evolution of human consciousness and culture. Our mission it to select organizations serving the highest good and amplify their impact through a continuing series of celebrity auctions of original visionary art. Though our auctions we generate funds and raise awareness for the organizations working not merely to create a better world, but working to create of a truly thriving human culture in balance with the world around us.
The idea that has become Allied Vision started more than two years ago with the painting “Man in the Middle” – a painting I have nearly completed. As I lay in a hot spring, I saw floating before me a totem pole; a yellow eagle perched on the shoulders of a red man who rode on the back of a blue whale. “Man in the Middle” is about man’s unique position as keeper or destroyer of balance. Heavily integrated into the imagery is the theme of extinction; overlaid onto the eagle, man and whale is anatomically inspired skeletal imagery, which not only hints at mortality and extinction, but also emphasizes that beneath the surface, we are all the same. I hope this piece helps bring an end to whaling around the world and awakens the hearts and minds of the people still partaking in this barbaric tradition. I immediately understood that I would paint this vision and auction off the painting to raise money for Sea shepherd Conservation Society.
For those of you unfamiliar with Sea shepherd, SS is a direct-action group founded by Captain Paul Watson in 1977 in uncompromising defense of earth’s marine life. At the heart of their mission is the protection of whales and dolphins—self-aware, socially complex creatures of vast intelligence and incalculable consciousness. For more on Sea Shepherd’s fascinating history and to learn what they’re doing today, please visit seashepherd.org.
What began as a single painting I was making to donate to Sea Shepherd blossomed into a vision of an alliance of many individuals sharing their gifts and fortune, with the goal of planetary salvation and cultural evolution. Just as similar sound waves align to amplify one another, so to do we amplify our impact.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Allied Vision provides a perpetual platform for the evolution of consciousness where artists have a chance to share their work with a larger audience, and celebrities have a chance to use their wealth and status for the common good.
As a visionary artist, I make art to express the voice of my heart. My art is my chance to share my philosophy, hopes and dreams with the world. And I am not alone. As part of Allied vision, artists have a platform to share their purpose, mission and art with a large, attentive audience. To further encourage artists to participate and also to financially support the awakened artists of our time, 5% of the sale of the paintings created for the auction would go to the artist who created them (up until a point at which funds-to-the-artist are capped in favor of the benefitting organization).
Obviously, celebrities also stand to gain a great deal – but also to give a lot in return. By bidding at these auctions, celebrities earn the chance to win some of todays most brilliant and beautiful visionary art, through a tax-deductible donation to an organization they may even already support. Furthermore, supporting AV and the benefitting organizations is great for their public image. More importantly, celebrities who align with allied Vision have the opportunity to act as responsible role models for the world, using their influence and fortunes for the greater good.
Upon finishing “Man in the Middle” I intend to jump fully into the foundation of Allied Vision. To make this dream a reality, I will need a strong team of artists, organizers, networkers, media and publicity specialists, legal advisors, funds and celebrities. If you are one of these people and feel called to join the alliance, please use the contact form below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if there are any website developers (using Rapid Weaver) interested in donating their service, please contact me as well. Together we stand the chance to create something truly beautiful. Now is our time to act, let’s make Art work.
If you are interested in participating, please contact us and we’ll be in touch! Up-close images below…
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January 27, 2014
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August 27, 2014
bravo! great article about Mark, who happens to be one of my favorite
Beautiful thought lov it
Brilliant! However please can you make it a bit clearer how to add
What a great project! I love it! We will add our groups to the lists
I am peace