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WCNTV Commentary: Gifted UK Directors and Producer Elizabeth Stopford’s latest documentary. Congrats Elizabeth, Traveling in the States. Hope to catch it online if can be seen on the web. Lets Catch up so you can monetize your content. Warm regards, Jay O’Conner Chairmand & CEO WCNTV.
‘We Need To Talk About Dad’, will be going out on Channel 4 this Monday 21st November at 10.20pm. Please try and catch it if you can. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/we-need-to-talk-about-dad The Johnson family appeared to have it all after two decades of happy marriage: professional success, a beautiful house in Kent, flaxen-haired children… Locals jokingly referred to them as a ‘Sunday Supplement Family’. But one day Nick told his wife he had a surprise for, led her blind-folded into the garden, and committed an act of violence far worse than anything they could have imagined. Henry, who was just 16 at the time, became a witness to the crime. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT DAD meets the Johnsons as they reunite for Christmas, fulfilling the dreams of the youngest son Felix who – until now – has been sheltered from the events of that day. Henry’s need to confront what happened sees each of them come face to face with the mystery of the attack, and the impact it has had on their lives. Best Wishes, Elizabeth The Internet home of We Need to Talk About Dad at Channel 4; includes We Need to Talk About Dad Series and Episode Guides. Visit Channel4.com for more on We Need to Talk About Dad.
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WCNTV Commentary: Mark Cuban; Do the words DEAD ON BALLS ACCURATE Mean anything to you. Mark spent the last 30 years perfecting and learning from you and others. We need to connect to monetize HD.Net and solve this NBA mess with a Trandmedia Brandcasting Technology approach. http://www.linkedin.com/in/wcntv I am that close you changing the Global Economy. Mr. Cuban is accurate from everything I have learned in 30 years of serving and preparing for the opportunity to be a World Changer. Social Media, Transmedia Storytelling and now Transmedia Brandcasting provides a new revenue source from IPTV that is good for Wall Street and Main Street. Every Entrepreneur had better learn quickly as demonstrated by Soledad O’Brien’s Black in America Special and as a Client I was selling Insurance to once told my District Manager. I will look at what he’s got but This is Not Help Brothers Week. Profitability. Share Holder Value and if that means paying less overseas right or wrong the temptation and mandate is clear. There are Free Enterprise Solutions to this mess because guess what All the money on earth is still on earth. No one wants Welfare. How can we use Transmedia Brandcasting to effect global change online with 800 Million and Counting of Mark Zuckerberg’s Friends. Mr. Cuban its time to bridge the Gap. HD.Net needs a Transmedia Brandcasting Catalyst. And at the moment there is only one. Thanks for the breakdown and helping the 99% understand it’s not personal its business. Jay O’Conner Chairman & CEO WCNTV.
My Views on Corporations & Taxes by Mark Cuban Nov 15th 2011 10:23PM
I understand why CEOs of public corporations take advantage of every opportunity to condemn taxes. The lower the tax rate, the greater the after tax profit. The greater the after tax profit, the greater the share price. The greater the share price, the closer they come to or exceed “their number”. You know, the number. The share price times the number of shares they effectively own when everything is awarded and vested. It is the number they need to be able to live the life they want to become accustomed to.
After all, the ONLY reason you take the job as CEO of a company you were not a founder of is for the money. Period end of story. Lower taxes puts more money in your pocket. If you want an example of how corporate tax rates are important to CEO wealth, just look at how often public companies manage their effective tax rates to move their earnings per share numbers.
I can tell you with complete confidence that when a company’s stock is moving, for whatever reason, the CEO (and most employees with a lot of effective stock ownership) is marking to market his/her holdings and calculating his net worth AT LEAST once a week if not more. Stock is up 10pct, big smile. Stock is down 10pct. , don’t let your dog near him/her. So we know why every CEO claims that lower tax rates are critical. But does it really impact how their companies are run ?
1. Competition has a far greater impact on operating a business than the tax rate Does the tax rate have anything to do with the business’s ability to compete ? Some may argue that if the tax rate is lower, the company may have some more cash to compete with. But then so would the competition. So that argument doesn’t hold up. The reality is that most industries are a dog fight. You have competition and you crush your brain and those of everyone around you looking for ways to get an edge. If you find a way to better compete, you are going to leverage whatever resources you have available to you in order to do so. You are not going to look at your tax rate first. You are not going to avoid making a decision because your taxes are TOO DAMN HIGH. You are going to do what you can to compete. Taxes be damned. Rule #1 of business is to stay in business.
2. Companies hire because they need people to compete and keep customers happy, not because of lower tax rates The same principle applies to hiring. It is incredibly expensive to hire people. You hire people because you need them. You don’t hire them because your taxes are lower. You don’t hire them because you just repatriated cash from a foreign country. You hire them because you have a specific need for them. They are going to help you become more profitable, more productive, more competitive, whatever the reason. No one hires people simply because they have some more cash in the bank.
3. Companies invest their cash because its strategic I wonder if Amazon hesitated in developing and releasing the Fire because they were concerned about corporate tax rates ? I wonder if Dish looked at corporate tax rates before they determined the strategic value of buying spectrum. Think Apple looked at tax rates before it decided to open their stores ? Did McDonalds bring back McRibs because the tax rate was low enough ? Companies make strategic decisions every day. They invest because they want to grow the company. They invest because they are competitive and they want to win. They invest because they want to make more money. They don’t invest because they just had their tax rates lowered.
4. The exception that proves the rule Not all capital allocation is strategic. Some is purely financial. There are those that look to buy and invest in companies on purely a financial basis. These are the financial engineers. There is a place in the country for financial engineers. There is a place for those who invest in companies and try to make them more efficient and productive in hopes of getting a sufficient return on their investment either through the return of capital from the company or from the sale or IPO of a company. Nothing wrong with this. And every single financial engineer will also tell you that tax rates are important. The tax rate impacts their cash returns. While these guys may have big pockets to lobby for lower taxes, the reality is that they are a tiny, tiny percentage of companies and jobs. And trust me, they are not going to use lower taxes to increase employment. They are there merely to goose returns.
Bottomline is that while CEOs of public companies and financial engineers have good reasons to ask for lower taxes, I don’t see lower taxes creating jobs. I am not suggesting that increasing taxes is a good thing for companies. That is a topic for another day.
WCN Transmedia Group Showcase OWN’s Sweetie Pies is a Hit. You have got to love this show. Down home good Cooking and Straight Talk. Ok I cover a lot of television as much as 12 hours a day as I am working I channel surf and look for what right about television and a lot that’s wrong. Having more than 50 years as a customer of the medium of Television and not TV Everywhere trust me, I have a lot of experience as a customer turn media executive.
OWN has had a slow start as far as ratings go. Okay but no network was born overnight. You can just taste the good cooking coming out of Sweetie Pies and OMG Sweetie is a mess. If you have ever been to NYC and eaten at Sylvia’s you know its good food and Straight Talk. Sweeties reminds us in the Black Community how Soul Food is the foundation of the Black Family and Sweeties Pies is a great part of the Oprah Winfrey Network and last night after watching a few episodes I decided to let the world and Oprah know. Keep up the good work.
From Master Class to Life Class to Miss Represented there is something special happening at OWN and the audience will catch up.
Meet the Cast of Sweetie Pies and tune in when you can. Oprah has learned alot about IPTV via her Life Class experience. I hope sees the power of IPTV as she balanced Live TV and Live Streaming. One word about Transmedia Brandcasting in case Oprah reads this. Transmedia Brandcasting can Monetize Oprah’s Favorite things and WCN would like a shot at creating Transmedia Revenue Share Communities with OWN. 30 Second Commercials are the life’s blood of TV but a pain in the ass on the web.
As the world’s First Transmedia Brandcasting Catalyst shhh Expert I can guarantee a better Customer Experience with Transmedia Brandcasting Technologies online. Hit a brother up!!!
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Essence magazine photoshoot with Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan & Gabrielle Union. My Goodness a Triple Threat. What is more beautiful than a black women. Especially these three Black Transmedia Women. Friends and Sisters doing it for all Women in Media. WCNTV Higlights these three Trasnmedia Women ICONs for their Humility Grace and Style.
The I’m BOOKed!™ Initiative is a grass roots reading campaign created by DreamMart International, LLC to get kids hooked on books. In 2003 a study in 37 countries by the Programme for International Student Assessment found that the most important factor for academic success was the amount of time pupils spent reading books, magazines, newspapers and websites. But, reading books makes the biggest difference, according to this and other studies. So, we are bringing together strategic business, education, faith & philanthropic partners to pilot this initiative in Atlanta’s Pittsburgh Community.
Our initial goal is to identify 50 youth, ages 10-17, from Gideons Elementary, Parks Middle & Carver High – all Pittsburgh schools. We are issuing the I’m BOOKed!™ 30-Day Challenge to read a book and receive $100! We want to harness the power of inspiration to create a nation of book addicts…starting in Atlanta, Georgia! But, it doesn’t stop there. In addition to a love of reading, the I’m BOOKed!™ Initiative is designed to teach productivity and asset management, all vital skills for success in learning and life.
DreamMart International, LLC is helping people to connect to their dreams and each other to make a difference. The ability to dream is a fundamental human endowment that fuels achievement. We not only learn from books, but books can inspire us to dream. Will you join us to make the dreams of Pittsburgh youth a reality?
Let’s teach the students in Pittsburgh Community Schools that It Pays to Read!
Dream Mart International, LLC has partnered with Morehouse Senior, Rodney Walker, to teach kids that It Pays to Read. Dream Mart’s I’m BOOKed!™ Reading Initiative is a grass-roots effort started by Dream Mart International, LLC to get students hooked on books in spite of the academic challenges they may face.
Rodney Walker, a Chicago native, is the founder and CEO of Forever Life Music and Video Production; a company that creates custom videos and songs for special events. With the support and guidance from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Rodney has competed for and won various business plan competitions. In 2008, Rodney placed second in the NFTE National Competition in New York City. Currently, his company serves as a work-study program for Morehouse College. Along with his production company, Rodney also travels around the country to speak at public high schools and conferences about the importance of education and entrepreneurship for minority youth.
Given the obstacles placed before him as a foster child, Rodney struggled academically and socially in school. From kindergarten on, he was placed in special education, repeated the 4th grade due to poor academic performance, and finished his freshman year of high school with a 1.3 GPA. However, after joining the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a youth business program of high school students, Rodney became motivated to start a business using the skills learned in the course. With the help of NFTE’s mentors and teachers, he became further motivated to apply himself academically. He graduated from high school with a 2.4 GPA, and was accepted to Morehouse College on academic probation. Since being accepted, he remained determined and focused. He joined tutoring programs, study groups, and campus organizations to help with his studies and course work.
Today, Rodney is a college senior. He is a JP Morgan Scholar, UNCF Scholar, and an honor student, set to graduate in the top 1% of his class. And this Saturday, October 8th, Walker will speak to 50 students from Atlanta’s Pittsburgh Community who accepted the I’m BOOKed!™ 30-Day Challenge during the I’m BOOKed!™ Launch Party on Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center at 965 Dewey Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310.
Read the Tiffany Rubin interview to hear directly from the mother who found and rescued her abducted son. Find out what her son says about his time in South Kore, what Tiffany wants parents to learn and more!
Mark Miller is the founder of the American Association For Lost Children. In 2008 he went to South Korea to locate Tiffany Rubin’s son. How does he orchestrate covert operations? Read an interview with the man who rescued Kobe to find out!
Lifetime Mom Kimberly Seals Allers writes about the personal connection she has to Tiffany Rubin’s story and why mothers struggle with trusting their ex-husbands when it comes to divorce and custody. Read “Watching My Worst Fears” for her story.
The companion piece to the movie is a fascinating documentary that explores the true story of Kobe’s rescue. Find out more about “Beyond the Headlines: The Tiffany Rubin Story”.
Watch a preview for the documentary “Beyond the Headlines: The Tiffany Rubin Story.” Tiffany Rubin recounts the experience of rescuing Kobe in 2008, and provides insight into the abduction and custody bat
|Taraji P. Henson|
Taraji at the 15th Screen Actors Guild Awards, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, January 25, 2009
|Born||Taraji Penda Henson
September 11, 1970 (age 41)
Washington, D.C., United States
Taraji Penda Henson (born September 11, 1970) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Yvette in Baby Boy (2001), Shug in Hustle and Flow (2005) and Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2009. In 2009, she appeared in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself as April, an alcoholic singer. She currently co-stars in the CBS series Person of Interest.
Henson was born in Southeast Washington, D.C., the daughter of Bernice Gordon, a corporate manager at Woodward & Lothrop, and Boris Henson, a janitor and fabricator. She is a relative of Matthew Henson, discoverer of the Geographic North Pole. Her first and middle name are of Swahili origin.
Henson spent summers at her grandparents’ house in suburban Southern Maryland. She attended Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland. She first attended NC A&T, where she started a major in Electrical Engineering. She later transferred to Howard University. She worked two jobs—in the morning as a secretary at the Pentagon and in the night as a singing and dancing waitress on a dinner cruise ship—The Spirit of Washington—to pay for Howard University. She won the Triple Threat Award and graduated with a degree in Theater Arts.
Henson has appeared in the films Four Brothers (2005), Talk To Me (2007), Smokin’ Aces (2007), The Family That Preys, and Hurricane Season (2009). In late 2008, she starred opposite Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Henson plays the role of Queenie, Benjamin’s mother, in a performance which has garnered critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She noted in an interview that, “Queenie is the embodiment of unconditional love.”
Henson has also been a cast member on several television shows, including Lifetime Television’s The Division and ABC’s Boston Legal for one season. Her recurring appearances in television include the character Angela Scott on ABC’s Eli Stone in December 2008. She has guest-starred on several television shows, such as the WB Television Network‘s Smart Guy, playing the role of Monique (1997–1998); the Fox series House in 2005; and CBS‘s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2006. She also starred on an episode of Sister, Sister. In 2011, Henson was cast in the CBS crime-suspense series Person of Interest.
Henson made her singing debut in Hustle & Flow; she provided the vocals for the Three 6 Mafia track “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp“. The song won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2006, giving Three 6 Mafia the distinction of becoming the first Black hip-hop act to win in that category. Henson performed the song at the live Oscar ceremony on March 5, 2006 with the group. Additionally, she performed the song “In My Daughter’s Eyes” on the 2006 charity album Unexpected Dreams – Songs From the Stars.
Henson joined PETA in its campaign against the use of animal products in clothing. Henson has stated “I don’t think a living being should suffer for the sake of fashion, period. End of story… You don’t have to kill an animal just because you want to be hot and fly. And I really stand by that.” A nude ad for the Fur? I’d Rather Go Naked campaign has been released with Taraji P. Henson as the latest celebrity model.
|2000||The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle||Left-Wing Student|
|2001||Baby Boy||Yvette||Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Actress|
|2005||Hustle & Flow||Shug||BET Award for Best Actress
Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress
Black Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (Shared with Terrence Howard)
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated — Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
|Four Brothers||Camille Mercer||Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble|
|2007||Smokin’ Aces||Sharice Watters|
|Talk to Me||Vernell Watson||Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
|2008||The Family That Preys||Pam|
|The Curious Case of Benjamin Button||Queenie||Austin Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
BET Award for Best Actress
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
|2009||Not Easily Broken||Clarice Clark-Johnson|
|Hurricane Season||Dayna Collins|
|I Can Do Bad All By Myself||April||Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
|2010||Date Night||Detective Arroyo|
|The Karate Kid||Sherry Parker|
|The Good Doctor||Nurse Theresa||post-production|
|2011||Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story||Tiffany Rubin||Nominated – Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie|
|From the Rough||Catana Starks|
|1997||Sister, Sister||Briana||episode: “Two’s Company”|
|1997-1998||Smart Guy||Monique, Leslie||episodes: “Big Picture”, “Boomerang”, and “Break Up Not to Make Up”|
|2004||All of Us||Kim||episode: “In Through the Out Door”|
|2011-||Person of Interest||Carter||regular|
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“Transpersonal art is the symbolic reenactment of the abstract imagination, images of a timeless and internal universe, that are reflective in accordance with the knowledge of our time, organic expressions that demonstrate the eternal magic of the human condition. Transpersonal art is the modernism of the art movement, accurately reflecting the multiplicity of our reality, by expressing the realm of our primary meaning, a universal mode of consciousness that envisions life as sacred.
These images may appear mystical, literal or conceptual, because the abstract elements vary as representation of the know, the less known, and the unknown. Whether you view Transpersonal art as simply a mirror of ordinary biological urges or as contact with other worlds filled with living beings, what is certain is they are our collective dreams and visions, the dramatic personae of our your own imagination realized as an independent entity with a life of its own.” James e. woody, 1991.
Questions to ponder:
Transpersonal Art is the “new” modernism, its not magic, it’s the creative imagination.
I believe that paints and pigments can be approached as ritual objects, magical energetic substances, that we create a space for manifestation, we don’t need to invent or devise from our minds. Painting or the ownership of them can be a meditative ritual, a ritual of affirmation and manifestation. When I am present with the actual reality of what I am doing, breathing, with a ritual object, my paint, paper or canvas in hand, only then am I clear what is before me.
I only ask of myself to take the space-time to dwell with the work in its such-ness, making every part of the process a trance inducing play, rather than racing to a foregone conclusion that I hold somewhere in my head. It’s the difference between goal-orientated behavior, contrasted to the attitude of appreciating every phase, every process as an end in itself. Because, no part of life or art should be merely rushing from A to Z without appreciating the journey in its fullness along the way. Every moment is complete in itself. With art and life, there is space and opportunity at every phase for invention. james e. woody 2008
All significant events in life reflect a deeper sense of purpose, meaning and direction in this, the human experience!
Transpersonal art will continue as a growing trend among academics; because it focuses on self-realization and design psychology will be the tool used increasingly to create inspiring places. One might say, spiritual considerations and psychology are now the principal design tools used to create aesthetically and functionally beautiful places, emotionally and socially fulfilling spaces.
The scientific and artistic communities have already begun to define transpersonal art as the spectacular divide, the space between two worldviews, one slowly dying, one not yet born. As for the definition of “transpersonal” it has come to simply mean; those realities that include but go beyond, the personal; a wider sweep across the skin-encapsulated ego and touch other beings, the cosmos, the spirit, and places kept secret to those who surround themselves with themselves.
Only a few years ago, Ken Wilber wrote an essay for the opening of an art exhibit. The essay, called “To See A World–Art and the I of the Beholder,” gave Wilber the opportunity to explore the many ways that experience can be organized and interpreted, where experience and art was, and where art must be headed. A perspective madness is the general term he used to describe much of the art, art criticism, literary criticism and cultural studies of the prior two decades. Wilber goes on to write. “The reason that art in the postmodern, the existential world has reached something of a culde-sac is not that art itself is exhausted, but that the existential worldview is”.
If Wilber is right, art would spot, and depict, the coming worldview, while breaking decisively with the old. The art world might be invigorated by something wholly new, because the leap to a higher spiritual plane in art could be in fomentation. We can then hope, or even expect that art might then be the cutting edge for changes in the culture, social and political spheres. This “new art” would spot, then depict, new ways of seeing, new modes of being, new forms of cognition, new heights or depths of feeling and in all cases, new modes of perception.
What is the historic reference of Transpersonal Art?
Transpersonal art primitive origins originated from an expression that sought to intimate the shamanic, mystical, spiritual realms of consciousness, realms beyond -yet including- the personal, entering into the subtle, collective and universal fields of nature, realms accessible to consciousness that is healing, is moving toward wholeness and experience of oneness with the unbounded, interconnected, quantum-coherent universe. Within the realms of prehistory, we find that art was much more fundamental than a mere pastime, a simple way to reflect social concerns. Historically art has it’s center, the process of connection with life, enabling the participant to cooperate with his environment through his religion and magic. According to a fundamental magical belief throughout the ages, the part is integral with the whole. -Larouse Encyclopedia of Prehistoric and Ancient Art. Frazer goes on to discredit these principles in the same vein as we would today; that they are based on fear and superstition. The old cave paintings depicting religious rites, fertility cults and hunting scenes are simply the products of a less civilized humanity and are not the carefully crafted talismans they were meant to be.
“Woody” began writing his manifesto on transpersonal art in 1988 while a partner in a corporate communications firm, CR2, then located in Rochester, NY. His concept during that time was derived from the school of Renaissance humanism and derivatives of the Futurist and DADA art movements. His goal then was to interject a new definition of “corporate art” as an adjective rather than a noun. During those years, CR2’s had birthed and redefining “corporate art” within the context of functional works designed to document the evolutionary process of mans relationship to this technologies who’s role as art is to “sensitive” the populist to innovations within the technology sector. “Woody” continues to promote the concept of art as healing in his personal artwork, as demonstrated with in these online galleries.
Reference: Boucovolas, M. (1999). Following the movement: from transpersonal psychology to a multidisciplinary transpersonal orientation. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 31 (1) 27-39 Wikipedia information about transpersonal art. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article “Transpersonal psychology”.
For your convenience additional web-links as well as free downloadable PDF’s regarding design psychology, art therapy and transpersonal art can found on the main screen.
“By descending down into the depths of the soul, and not primarily by a painful acquisition of many manual skills, the artist attains the power of awakening other souls.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“All that I am is dedicated to the beauty found in my hopes and inspirations; my children, April Lee and Alejandro Tomas, to you both, I give all my love always”. This website was built as a result of much inspiration and support as provided by artist, collectors, publishers, educators and some very special friends and family members.
Although space would not allow honorable mention of everyone, I am compelled to recognize and share my appreciation to those mentioned in this a partial list, respectfully including; first and foremost, Rosaline Johnson, Ann Reade-Moore as well as Ana Rita, Valerie Coleman, Ileana Moreno, Razia Said, Adrielle Roberts, Michael Owens, Ron Dunson, Khalil Tayob, Jennifer James Pryor, Sharon Dover, Wayne Calabrese, John Rizzo, Shanga Kapharaoh, George & Rose Rubagumya, William (Dollar Bill) Waller, William Collum, Carl Maultsby, Kenneth Hicks, nile Rodgers, Karen Turner, William Hopson, Karen Turner, Stacy Maupin, Collin Austin, Salome Yilma-Deresa, The Maruoka Family, The Sankey Family, The Chappell Family, The Soaries Family, The Whitaker Family, The Dixon Family, James Warrus & Family, The Watkins Family, George Ryder Jr. and Family, Josh Eikov, Donald Simon, David Tabasky, Gus Velez, Rhonda Woody and Debra Pinnex. Remembered always in the search for the best of friends are: Adler Constants, Dwayne Griffin and Vince Pastos.
My sincere appreciation is also given to those charitable and nonprofit auctioneers who’s continuous support has made my dream a reality and to those celebrities and public figures who so graciously receive my gift. Thank you.
“I believe that paints and pigments can be approached as ritual objects, magical energetic substances, that we create a space for manifestation, we don’t need to invent or devise from our minds. Painting or the ownership of them can be a meditative ritual, a ritual of affirmation and manifestation. When I am present with the actual reality of what I am doing, breathing, with a ritual object, my paint, paper or canvas in hand, only then am I clear what is before me. James e. Woody 2008
A collectors choice: James e. Woody, one of the world’s first proclaimed and recognized African-American transpersonal artists, founder of the Be Sensitive Network as well as Be Sensitive Day, as a global celebration of philanthropy. Although It would be impossible to capitulate his life in this short allocation of time and space, his soon to be completed book entitled “Right In Front Of Your Face”, will certainly render his life story all that it really deserves, so let me share with you one of his writings’, trusting it most exemplifies his essence.
“For we live in the land of the living not on the streets of the forgotten, having done so much in so little time and learned the world is so big, we learn to treasure our inch of it”. James e. Woody 1986
The Metamorphosis: “Woody” a self taught painter is an urban visionary, a concept developer and communicator of new ideals who creates art because be believes that art may in some way spot, and depict, an approaching worldview, “art is life and life is sacred”. His paintings are collected by eclectic, visionary and informed art collectors and nonprofit charitable auctions, because they know building sustainable wealth is based on a fundamental principal, define value.
As you explore his artwork and writings you too may recognize how much his imagery reflects in pictorial forms some of the dynamics of transpersonal ecstatic states. Many of his paintings have been depicted as a birth passage from the confines of habituated and entrained thought patterns to a realm of numinous expansion. His paintings appear to align with the abundant, creative, exciting unfolding universe of experience and form. “Woody” is a learner of all things beautiful and he hopes and even expects that Transpersonal art will be the cutting edge for changes in our culture, social and political spheres.
“As for me, Transpersonal art allows for a look beyond my personality. A wide range of artistic expressions are utilized in my art to express my inner worlds, an interpretation of the shapes of my life. Engaging my soul’s intrinsic peace until I am reminded that inner peace forms a strong core for everything else I do”. James e. Woody 2007
Woody is on a mission to demystify the concept of transpersonal experiences. He believes, it is only when one surrenders the over-managing, controlling, devising mind that something greater is manifest. His work shows us that this journey called life is not always easy, but rather the fruits of suffering and self-sacrifice, yet there is a redemption made possible by a higher dimensional entity. To watch him work you instantly know that he is creating art which entrains access to higher states of consciousness. His motivations are that this “new art” would spot, then depict, new ways of seeing, new modes of being, new forms of cognition, new heights or depths of feeling and in all cases, new modes of perception. He hopes his art work will allow him to become a catalyst for helping others to discover their self empowered inner wisdom—the single most powerful and lasting seed of change!
“Woody” began writing his manifesto on transpersonal art in 1988 while still a partner in CR2, a corporate communications firm, located in Rochester, NY. His concepts during those days had derived from the school of Renaissance humanism and derivatives of the Futurist and DADA art movements. His goal was to interject the market with a new definition of “corporate art” as an adjective rather than a noun. It was during those years, CR2’s helped to birth and redefine “corporate art” within the context of functional works designed to document the evolutionary process of mans relationship to this technologies who’s role as art is to “sensitive” the populist to innovations within the technology sector. “Woody” continues to promote the concept of art as healing in his personal artwork, as demonstrated with in these online galleries.
I only ask of myself to take the space-time to dwell with the work in its such-ness, making every part of the process a trance inducing play, rather than racing to a foregone conclusion that I hold somewhere in my head. It’s the difference between goal-orientated behavior, contrasted to the attitude of appreciating every phase, every process as an end in itself. Because, no part of life or art should be merely rushing from A to Z without appreciating the journey in its fullness along the way. Every moment is complete in itself. With art and life, there is space and opportunity at every phase for invention”. James e. Woody 2009
Like many of the nameless ones that proceeded him, “Woody” has lived most of his life outside the “box” and many of his contributions have remained a secret to most. Yet above all that he may appear to be, he is an artist, a solution-oriented problem solver; a seeker of answers to the mystery of the transformative process of growth and the metamorphosis of the world of human experiences, consciousness, and spirit. He is a humble man of considerable intellectual curiosity who ranges wide in his reading and thinking, a thinker who plumbs a world of ideas found in philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and ancient cultures, mythology, and literature to find inspiration for his work. Many consider him a seeker of answers to the mystery of the transformative process of growth and metamorphosis, seeking to give visual expression to his concepts. He employs the sources and principals of Transpersonal art and design psychology into the creation of his most unique paintings and regenerates an ability to manifest and create a portal for spiritual representations to make their way into the sensory realm for the eye to perceive as each viewer is challenged to remember their personal redeeming and mythical “inner life”.
As founder of the Be Sensitive Studio, “Woody” continues to promote the Be Sensitive Network and the first global Be Sensitive Humanitarian Day (Nov 1st 2010). Both of which originated out of his desire to help bring public awareness of the financial challenges of charitable organizations and provide funding for nonprofit organizations who are bring solutions to many of humanities challenges. Woody also has plans to attend the American Institute of Holistic Theology, his long term objective is to acquire a Doctorate within the field of Holistic Therapy, thereby inspire thought-provoking teachings and help others -bring life to a philosophy of intention, preparation and possibility.
Thank you for allowing me the time to share with you, this a brief insight to the personality of this true American Artist and meaning and purpose of his work.