Tree Lightening- Photography and Edit by Paul Anthony Stobbs
Tree Lightening - Photography/High Threshold Edit
Paul Anthony Stobbs
Through my exploits with psychedelics, staring intensely at the natural design of trees, I came up with the concept that the structure of a tree is identical to the structure of energy, manifested as lightening…Obviously, the energy in the case of the tree comes from the earth instead of clouds, and the flash takes around 50-150 years (which is still a flash in the grand scale of things). The design for lightening and a tree is strikingly similar, however this is not so surprising with a basic knowledge of Sacred Geometry, and the Electromagnetic Universe Theory. Both of which I have included in my work for some time now.
I’ve made a quick mock up here to visualize what I am talking about, with many more on the way soon.
Controlled Chaos - Black Biro on A2 Paper
Being Active is an experimental short on the process of becoming an activist in the 21st century, using drone warfare and the Chemtrail Theory as the driving focus of the narrative. The piece was inspired by YouTube and its large collection of over sensationalised, fear inducing conspiracy videos made by frightened users, who regurgitate the disinformation they originally learnt from YouTube. It’s been a fun process and very eye opening to work with such unique individuals who are involved in regular activism; their devoted passion and drive has truly been fascinating to watch.
Our beliefs, the way we interact as humans and the psychology of persuasion creates the basis for my art practice. I use subtle humour in my work while referencing activism, corruption, and conspiracy. My work responds to the effects and implications of a fear based media in society. This runs parallel to my work inspired by chance encounters and flared passions for subjects personal to myself. With this as my basis, I’ve spent the past year examining the world of conspiracy and the people involved in this world, compiling a substantial amount of material to make art with. However, I am not here to get to the bottom of any mysteries…My focus is and has always been on the people who believe these theories, their actions and their effects on individuals and society as a whole.
MUST WEAR HEADPHONES/EARPHONES FOR BEST EFFECT. A musical composition I made on the piano, mixing progressive, improvised jazz with a recording of a walk i made through the heavy rain while wearing binural earphones, recording the walk exactly how it would be heard through my left and right ear. The second half of the recording is when the sounds of passing cars through puddles will gently arise behind the piano, raindrops will sound as though they are hammering down to your surroundings…Enjoy the journey.
All music and recording by Paul Anthony Stobbs