IMAGINE bead and IMAGINE Original Collage Art Print 8 X 10
This series accompanies and compliments the first 6 beads offered by The Art Oblivion.
Pictured below is original collage art by Oblio Z Stroyman that corresponds to the bead "IMAGINE." Each high quality 8x10 print is hand numbered and signed.
There is no life I know; To compare with pure imagination
Living there you'll be free; If you truly wish to be
— Anthony Newley / Leslie Bricusse
Imagination is "the ability to form a picture in our minds of something that we have not seen or experienced; the ability to think of new things." As children, there are many things we have not seen, and we are graced with the ability to form vivid realities in our minds. Balloons become animals, cars fly, Willy Wonka’s job at the chocolate factory is a completely and totally valid profession, and the good people always win. That is until we are taught to “be practical,” and forget that anything we can imagine is possible.
As adults, our imagination doesn’t reach as far. Our ability to think of and picture new and amazing things is hindered by what we’ve been told - and come to believe is “impossible.” Rather than creatively playing with the infinite everything which unveils unintentional paths to possibility, we settle for a status quo.
Imagine what humanity would have been like if Harriet Tubman, Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, or Alan Turing had settled for the status quo! When we set foot on the course of possibility, using curiosity as our compass, we may not manifest exactly what we imagined, but new possibilities we never fathomed come to light.
IMAGINE invites us to lay on our backs, look up at the sky, and allow the stories of the sky to unfold. Let your mind open to the STREAM of your own imagination.
IMAGINE invites us to open to the magic in the mundane, the simple yet profound messages happening all around us when we ALLOW…
Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
— Lewis Carroll