December 21, 2016:
I have finished work on my DOHI paintings (that's Destiny Of Human Intelligence), a series of images that seek to poetically
imagine the technological ambitions described by Google Brain Project director Ray Kurzweil - who famously predicted that:
"… nanotechnology infused with artificial intelligence…will go out into the universe and…the universe will wake up; it will become intelligent."
I found Mr. Kurzweil's optimism inspiring and wondered, what would that look like? Will humanity sometime in the
future – in 100 years or 1000 – paint enduring monuments to our creative ambition across the sky, just as we have done across the earth? The first in the series,
Chasing Butterflies, was followed by
Geometry of Eternal Creation,
and Achieving the Surface; the fourth (and last) in the
series is now complete: Apothesosis (so
I'll be working on something entirely new next year...).
I've written a short 7000-word essay on this very important issue, which concludes with a discussion of my DOHI paintings. If you
haven't read one of my philosophical ramblings before, this excellent essay (if I do say so myself) will be an entertaining introduction
to the ideas that informed my recent work. It's called: Imagining Cosmography
There are 4 new paintings in Landscapes Gallery IV -
Tetons in the Mist,
Yoho Tourquoise, and
I am pleased announce that the first edition of my new art book,
Art of the LotusMaiden - The Mythic Naturalism of Jonathon Earl Bowser, has sold out. Unfortunately, I am currently without a second edition,
but it is indeed in production and I should have it by the end of September. This full-color 104-page collection of my best work should be my best book yet!
I am very happy to announce the release of my first Blu-ray DVD,
Mythic Naturalism - A Musical Journey through the Art of Jonathon Earl Bowser.
This 93-minute, high-resolution (1080p) disc is a collection of 13 musical vignettes, each one
wandering through my work in great detail, and offering interesting insights into my creative objectives.
It is available now for only $25!
And I am also delighted to announce the release of my first music CD,
Rumours of Free Will and Wonder. This collection
of 8 original compositions - inspired by some of the recurring themes in my paintings - was recorded over 6 years in my home recording studio
and then professionally mixed and mastered at
Pulsworks Studio. It is available now for only $20!
I am continuing to add new HD videos to the still-growing collection; be sure to see them
all on my Video Vignettes Page or
on my YouTube channel.
You can still get a copy of my first book (less than 10 left from the
highly collectible First Edition!),
The LotusMaiden - An Artist's Search for the Secret of the Sky Goddess.
A detailed description and complete purchasing instructions can be found on the
My Book page - and the
free b/w PDF version
will continue to be available.
I sincerely appreciate the support of the
many web-sites displaying my work; I hope all those who are enjoying
the free, non-commercial internet use of my registered copyrights will
remember to purchase an artist-signed 16-page
Catalog for only US$15 - it is a very small price indeed
to pay for art...