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In an offering of gratitude to Spirit and to her teachers, Nomali Perera's Little Moments of Manifestation is a simple, six minute festival of sadness, joy, imperfections, awe.... Set to "Et In Terra Pax" from Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi, each Little Moment quietly arises, relaxes a bit, and then dissolves. Nomali has no formal training in art; instead, she says she scribbles, doodles and throws paint on paper. These are a collection of Nomali's watercolor paintings, charcoal and pencil drawings that she photographed and played with colors on her laptop. They vividly grasp the Mystery in its Abstract to Realist dimensions, Abstract-Realism too.... In A Simple Feeling of Being, Ken Wilber remarks upon art and the sublime, "The artwork, no matter what the object, becomes transparent to the Divine, and is a direct expression of Spirit.... The viewer momentarily becomes the art and is for the moment released from the alienation that is ego."

How true this is for Nomali's work! Or, in Nomali's words: "Art happens all the time. Art IS! Sometimes, I catch it. But art resonates more intensely when it catches me... Looking back throughout my life, whenever some intensity occurred, however I chose to label it—good or bad—I feel that art occurred. I think it was art because something about it was unexpected, something rattled me, shook me, left me slightly scrambled. It felt spiritual. It was art because after each of those little moments, I was more awake. I was a little beyond myself.... As life, art is spiritual because, like the morning silence, it is that profoundly simple."


Little Moments of Manifestation Posted 03.27.06
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