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Mike Philbin - Introversions & Dichotomies - All at Sea series...

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usually these Abstract Expressionist paintings I've been doing (70+ paintings in 2016 so far) are done in threes, at least this way I can semi-control some sense of unity in collection before my mind races off on another vocab/grammer hunt in search of that elusive perfect vision. That one complete dictionary of this chosen art form. It all started with this recent painting...



It's a re-painting, and I've done several of these already, where an old painting that I'm a little dissatisfied with or at that time doesn't fit with the flow of study invested in the pieces gets re-painted. That first one of this specific set was the fourth blood painting in the recent Holy Trinity set and its repaint kinda felt like a sky, but then I did three more and a far more sinister feeling came upon me.





They are seascapes, of a sort, not pictures of the sea, more like the way it feels to be waving to shore while the wild and roaring sea batters you from all directions. These paintin…

Corbett Report - 2014 - Gladio B and the Battle for Eurasia

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Free Planet has (obviously) taken its eye off the conspiracy ball in recent years, otherwise why miss this excellent (informative (horrific (gut-wrenching))) Gladio B and the Battle for Eurasia presentation by James Corbett of Corbett Report at the Studium Generale in Groningen NL on November 19, 2014.

‘Operation Gladio B’--the continuation of the old NATO Gladio program--covers a tangled web of covert operatives, billionaire Imams, drug running, prison breaks and terror strikes. Its goal: the destabilization of Central Asia and the Caucasus. [source CORBETT]

Really interesting viewing, as always, people...





GLADIO B 2016: so, two years on, did Corbett's paranoid-conspiracy fears pan out?
Why not take a look at this follow-up Corbett Report Special on the (just a few weeks ago) quickly-quashed Turkish military coup - Sibel Edmonds of Boiling Frogs Post and Spiro Skouras of Newsbud are guests.

artist - Malcolm Liepke

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Free Planet loves the dynamic dualism in the work of self-taught American artist Malcolm Liepke

in the foreground, stunning painterly realism
in the background, stunning painterly two-tone
this juxtaposition of real and fabric-ated is just my artistic elixir -- but it's mostly about the glorious foreground -- this is proper painting.















D.M. Murdock aka Acharya S - Did Moses exist? - The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver

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"Moses is a reflection or retelling of the Dionysus legend," according to D.M. Murdock aka Acharya S (who passed away on Dec 25th, 2015) speaking with Aeon Byte radio host Miguel Conner in 2014 about her then new book Did Moses Exist?

"Woah, why is she comparing Jim Morrison to Charlton Heston?" Conner quips about 25 mins into this excellent interview.






FURTHER EXAMINATION: Acharya S on Aeon Byte's show again, this time The Jeezus...

Mike Philbin - Introversions & Dichotomies - Threes and other Wallowings

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Continuing with the painting in threes or The Holy Trinity, I wanted a homage to the glowing presence of the sun at the back of all our cloud; that ray of inspiration that keeps us going on when we might consider giving up. Initially, I had hoped that I could do all three in the style of the blue one, but (once again) the colour combinations took over and here are the results. All today's "Wallowings" retain a defined prominence of golden Ra about them, so it's not a total failure.

80 cm by 60 cm and I can't work out if these paintings are upsidedown or not, I like them either orientation.





One of the scariest and most essential features of 'creating a body of work' is that (while enjoying the game of syntax and grammar) one must never forget THE BASIC PREMISE upon which that batch of art was based. It came the time to re-examine that first (vertical or portrait) prototype piece, and see if I could use the things I'd learned in the last six m…

Miho Hirano - delicate beauty - memories of pre-ruin

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recently features by Maria Laterza in Italian art blog Tutt' Art, Miho Hirano is described as a Pop Artist... though I don't really see how that label relates to some of the most personally potent imagery this blogger has seen in quite a while.

Miho Hirano /平野実穂 is a Japanese artist living in Abiko, Chiba. She graduated from Musashino Art University. Her fantasy art is inhabited by ephemeral women who seem to be merging with their environment, the hair suspended into flowering tree limbs, bird filled bushes, and drifting seaweed. Miho Hirano’s work is in a group exhibition (Ephemeral) at the Jiro Miura Gallery in Japan. [source TUTT' ART]







follow this link to see the rest of Miho Hirano's work featured in the Tutt' Art post.

Wal Thornhill - Electric Universe - Saturn deposited the inner planets less than a few hundred thousand years ago

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Here are the basics from Wal Thornhill's 2014 Electric Universe and proto-Saturn presentations...

Ejections of extremely-high-red-shift plasmas i.e. quasars, from the centre of the galaxy condense to form brown dwarfs with ever-decreasing red shifts as the matter condenses from the high-energy media.

Is Wal saying that MODERN MAN recorded the extreme UV inter-brown-dwarf conditions of life within the Saturnian proto-star environs of a condensing plasma conduit? Then recorded the separation of Earth, Mars and Venus from its polar chain in the proto-Saturnian system? Is the 'hockey stick' of the Global Warming paranoia merely a reflection of this separation?

I wonder if Wal Thornhill or David Talbott have a physical timeline graphic for his planet-laying proto-Saturn's arrival in or orbit of our Solar System (also showing Venus electrically affecting our skies less than four thousand years ago) that I could use as the illustration for this post rather than a picture of …

Hunter Gatherer Societies aren't merely pre-cursors to Civilised Farming Societies

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My basic premise here is so-called Hunter Gatherers didn't simply evolve into Farming Cities, but the 'hunter gatherer lifestyle' was the result of dispersal of cataclysm-ruined city peoples. This means Great Societies have come and gone, ALL THROUGH MODERN MAN'S HISTORY and there is nothing we've ever been able to do about it. You can read it in your 'holy books' time and time again, an exodus of people isn't always a political event...

People BECOME hunter-gatherers (periodically) when Nature allows it by clearing a landmass of cities, and this happens all the time. If that part of the world hadn't been 'cleansed' beforehand, the hunter-gatherers would never have had the (new) territory to move into. Such as the 500 AD western Britonic sky-attack that cleared the England for the Anglo-Saxon peoples to migrate from the east and southeast to the centre and south of Briton without much worthwhile human resistance.

We can see this by looking …

JRubiales Artista - Spanish photorealism - Disneyworld via the Med

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Free Planet's accidental quest to uncover the best of Spanish art continues with this morning's chance encounter, J Rubiales from Onteniente eastern Spain, just across from the island of Mallorca.


Rubiales is a proper photorealist in the Americana-ised sense, dealing with graffiti'd city streets and vignettes of glossy consumerism but there's a distinctive set of Mediterranean fishing boats (example above) that are a delight to view.

Those in the relevant art-study field can't help but notice Rubiales loving reference or intentional homage to the photorealist great Chuck Close, but his seemingly cynical anti-commercial twist on it playes out in his Beatles set or his Disneyworld set (examples below) sets his work above and beyond the duty of rational creators of realism that's photo-paintic.





Mike Philbin - Introversions & Dichotomies - The Holy Trinity paintings 2016

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Yes, I was brought up a Catholic with the concept of The Holy Trinity aka God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost, so it's no surprise (is it really?) that oftentimes I paint these Introversions and Dichotomies in threes.

In these latest ones I also used three colours per work, well 2.5 Matchpots so God the Half Ghost if we're adhering to indoctrinated conditions. They're 60 cm by 50 cm and they're titled, too.



Linda Moulton Howe - retired navy chief yeoman Tom Shepherd - EBEs UFOs and modern technology

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having worked in Corporate (several mainstream video games companies in the 90's and 00's) Industry, I understand all this talk about NDAs or Non-Disclosure Agreements.

Any corporate employees indoctrinated into these cutting-edge industries are asked to sign a legal document that they will not share any details of technology or data or systems that company uses or makes or otherwise develops. They are sworn to secrecy. They can even be legally threatened when transferring from old job to new job, about their responsibilities to the former NDA they will have signed.

It's how business is done. It's the same in Finance. And religion. And the Military. Some things just aren't allowed to be discussed or understood or known. Not by you, the people who pay for everything.

In the following UFO-crash retrieval and cattle-mutilation video from 2006, Linda Moulton Howe (00:23:00) interviews retired navy chief yeoman Tom Shepherd about an incident at White Beach Naval Base i…

Lindsey Kustusch - Urban cityscape artist - Animalia

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prolific oil painter Lindsey Kustusch from San Francisco CA is reknowned for her dark, damp, dank urban cityscapes (example above) ... but Free Planet finds her cat portraits equally touching.







Aston Martin and Adrian Newey - AM RB 001 - oops, bit of a mangasm happened

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legendary coach-builder Aston Martin, Red Bull Technologies and veteran F1 designer Adrian Newey have gone (literally) insane with this new £2-3million V12-engined hybridised reverse gear'd 1,000 bhp road car... pity it's not all electric and pity it (still) doesn't derive its power from the sun like the plants and trees. Now, that would be clever. And sexy-looking...




FROM THE DELICIOUS TO THE UGLY: now, let's talk about the ugliest 'future car concept' Free Planet has ever seen, the Rolls-Royce 103EX ... oh, let's not. Let's just witness its profound ugliness in all its glory.

Athanasios Komianos - The Future Diaries of Paul Amadeus Dienach - Free Planet not due until 2396

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this is kinda interesting... in 1922, Paul Amadeus Dienach, slipped into a narcoleptic coma for almost a year. When he came out of it, he started to fill a (vast) diary with the experiences he said happened to him while he was in this state. These diary entries tell the story of how Dienach spent his time in the future, to be exact the year 3906 AD. His visions of the current time are exceptionally poignant...

Rosernes Dal (The Rose Valley) was published in short runs of 1,000 copies in Greek only; first edition 1966, second edition 1979 and third edition 2001.

According to Dienach's diaries, in the year 2396 the era of Corporate War exemplified by greed, profit and private property finally comes to an end. Decided, finally, by the global populace. Three hundred and eighty years is a long time to wait. A little while longer than my blindly-optimistic forecast of our children's children for FREE PLANET to come about... talk about inertia, humanity seems truly crippled by it.

Mike Philbin - Introversions paintings - three new 50cm by 50cm smooth-smear abstracts....

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so, where to go now with this conceptual Philbin-hands art style?

As soon as I finished these three latest abstracts, below, I was very happy with the results. The spontaneity, the bravery, the flow of the colour scheme through the three non-connected works. Well, connected via red, purple, blue as a range scheme idea plaything concept. But not really ever intended to be a triptych or three parts of a whole, although...

Now, having had time to sleep on it, I'm not sure where I want to take this Introversions (two border, two colour) style. In my head all night, yeah I didn't sleep well last night for some reason that might or might not be connected to a late-night soujourn down Vintage Cider lane, was the idea of a red tone upper band, an orange tone lower band, and in the middle this bright yellow tone pulling off into the upper and lower bands. I should really mock it up in Photoshop and see if it makes ANY SENSE AT ALL visually...

I have my eye on some suitably-cheap and th…