"I am only one;
but still I am one.
I cannot do everything;
but still I can do something;
and because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."
Edward Everett Hale
(3 April 1822 – 10 June 1909)
[Sometimes attributed to Helen Keller 27 June 1880 - 1 June 1968]
Map provided by google and is a loose representation of actual routes taken, circling the eastern and central US.
While not a question, it IS a hippy van!
Forget the dictionary and talk to any hippy you know. It's not about the "nonconformity", or the "drugs", or being "unconventional" but rather, being a hippy is about finding happiness in being at peace with yourself and peacefully co-existing with everyone else. Funny thing is, Hippy was meant as a derogatory term, but Hippies are so at Peace, we're like "sure, Hippy is a cool word with me, and your attitude is your own." Yay for Hippies!
Complex story concise: the path to world peace is personal peace, which is navigated through emotions, literally orchestrated by thoughts. The Art attempts to break apart pieces of this cycle and explain how it works to the everyday person whose attempting to make the connections between this simple fact of being alive, and the whys behind our individual experiences of this existening life.
Simply by saying and believing "it won't happen," you are perpetuating the fact it won't happen in your life experience. For those of us who believe world peace is not just possible, but inevitable, it's easy to quickly come to the conclusion that the answer is ultimately within each of us, as individuals, together. World peace is metaphorically in our hands because it is literally within our minds, regardless of what we look like, or where we come from, or how we grew up. We each choose.
This is a little analogy to help folks grip the concept that thoughts have substance in our reality. In essence, our thoughts are the leading edge of our souls, of our pure energy selves, and when we think, we feel, and when we feel, our energy IS that feeling, and yes, other people can feel that energy radiate outward just like we feel the heat from a lit lightbulb, or see the light expand outward and touch everything in it's path. Your body is a bulb, your soul is the light, positive, negative, or otherwise, you are shining but
are you doing it on purpose?
This artwork was abandoned unfinished because it is a much larger explanation than originally thought. In essence, it is the attempted break down of a more appropriate time-lining of our life-times within a bolder look at space-time. It is the explanation of how easily the drop of allwhen of everything-we-are can be perceived as a singular line of living in this existence, separated by moments we experience, and given a singular forward moving direction. It is an effort to show the fluidity of experience, which is not limited to our physical experiences but also includes our memories, daydreams, what-Ifs and pretty much everything that has ever crossed our minds, including other people.
Earth Life = (Motive x Consciousness) ⁿumber of people.
The equation is simple in this form, but it is more complicated in application for when you account for aligned motives and consciousness, it would look more like this:
E= [(MC)ⁿ x (MC)ⁿ x (MC)ⁿ x (MC)ⁿ x (MC)ⁿ x (MC)ⁿ ...]
Written this way, it is easy to see each other on literal different wavelengths and why Earth Life includes so much chaos. However, it is also easy to see and understand that this is also why some healing prayers work and some do not, and it all amounts to the purity of motive and conscious effort of a collective of individuals. We can use this example of our collective conscious power to do anything... if we decide.
Happiness isn't something you find, or stumble upon, it is a choice, and because it's a choice, if you cannot be happy in the right here and now, you don't really understand happiness. Happiness is choosing to feel better when you're feeling icky and consciously changing what you're thinking to achieve it.
Here at Look Past It, and in our future Reality Re-Explained series, we don't tell you what to think but try to help you re-learn how to think for yourself. Your truth may be different than ours and that's alright. Learn to discern for yourself.
Another giant idea, this one made into a simple acronym of P.E.A.C.E. in hopes of reminding the people that we can do anything we put our minds to the task of getting done. Too, even when we choose to do nothing, we are contributing to the experiences we have, and that others have around us. Yes, even your private thoughts inside your own mind have an impact on the whole of our existence. Big picture, little picture, we have a clear and present affect on the world around us.
We, "The Twins," of course! Remmy & Mandy painted portions on both sides of the van, but Remmy painted the hood while Mandy painted the back. We've painted on the go, in parking lots and drive ways, mostly across Colorado, parts of Florida, Virginia, and Illinois. The paint job has evolved and continues to expand, filling in the otherwise empty spaces...
We do not have plans to stop adding to the paint job of the van, yet, either.
Good question! We just used acrylic paint and a museum quality clear coat sealer (like on the "world peace is in our hands" art), or no clear coat and simply allowed the sun to bake on the paint. The non-sealed paint has shown a long-term ware during days of misty rain, which soaks into the paint and makes it run. A hard rain or quick rain doesn't have this effect, nor did car washes or even a household pressure washer. Acrylic paint and a museum quality clear coat spray on sealer is my recommendation for other artists wanting to express themselves on their cars, at a reasonable price.
Absolutely! The #worldPEACEvan was made to be looked at so please, photograph, selfie, share everywhere!