LandEscape Art Review Special Issue - Page 131

Nora Maccoby

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CONTEMPORARY ART REVIEW we can have clean air , water and soil and continue to live so we can keep making art .
Your works convey a captivating abstract feeling that provide with dynamism the representative feature of your pieces : the way you to capture non-sharpness with an universal kind of language , suspending the viewers between imagination and reality marks out a considerable part of your production . How would you define the relationship between abstraction and representation in your practice ? In particular , how does reality and a tendency towards abstraction find their balance in your work ?
I see this dialectic having a space of merging . This is the Kasimir Force , the energy between 2 magnets . This is the gnosis that I aspire and work to . We are in a world of form that we think is stable and solid , when it ’ s not . We have the power through our thoughts and intentions and hard work to alter this form for the good and the bad . We are creators and I hope to trigger this fact as a service to others and myself .
One of the hallmarks of your work is the capability to create direct involvement with the viewers , who are urged to evolve from a condition of mere spectatorship . So before leaving this conversation we would like to pose a question about the nature of the relationship of your art with your audience . Do you consider the issue of audience reception as being a crucial component of your decision-making process , in terms of what type of language is used in a particular context ?
Which audience - the humans or the unseen ? There ’ s always an observer but I paint mostly to see my thoughts in form and to stabilize my mental and emotional health . There are so many dumb choices we make every day . We ’ re lucky when we get to make a right choice .
Art is my life in whatever form it manifests - as a way to make the world more beautiful and with less suffering . This is not always fashionable but to me this is sacred so I don ’ t care if the audience has an opinion on that . I have no time for people that are agents of suffering , destruction , horror and evil or the proliferation of bad art . All that said , having an audience that responds , that dialogues , it incredibly lovely and exciting and energizing .
Thanks a lot for your time and for sharing your thoughts , Nora . Finally , would you like to tell us readers something about your future projects ? How do you see your work evolving ?
Besides some on-going film projects , I am working on an installation with some Altered Reality technical artists and sound designers to create a multi-dimensional experience with my paintings . I am finishing final revisions of a science fiction book I ’ ve written and illustrated called The Intelligence , which is part of the Surf Seeker Series .
I have a gravitational physicist friend who has just written a paper to support the work they are doing on wormholes and it is triggering a lot of new thoughts in my head about design and form regarding the surfing of time and space .
I will continue to investigate the points of marriage between the lines of science / math and the architecture for the spiritual seeker . Right now I am very involved in Standing Rock , the merging of the green hawks in the military , the veterans who understand true service is to defending the principles of life , not death , and that merging with the indigenous , first nations , and the environmentalists and others is the only way we can self determine our way out of the blind greed that has zombified out leaders into thinking it ’ s okay to destroy the literal means of life so a few people can stay rich . The time has come for citizens to protect their basic rights from the necrophilic trickster predators and grow up and choose clean energy . More of this and we will see strong movements allied with the principles of Biophilia . We are living in wild times . There is chaos , but also great opportunity to awaken .
Thank you for the privilege of this conversation , LandEscape .