My mom says I started drawing as soon as I could hold a pencil, with an immediate desire to synesthestetically depict ephemeral things (like music);
Shark and Shark Music ( Jaws Theme ) 1994
Maybe it runs in the family? My great - great - great - great - great uncle is the celebrated American painter, George Caleb Bingham,1811 - 79. His paintings are exemplary of the Luminist Movement, a painting style that emphasizes the brilliance of light in nature.
I first learned about the subtle energy systems of the body when I was 8. My acupuncturist brother-in-law Chris had Alex Grey's energy systems hanging in his office. I was skeptical of subtle energy claims, but it planted a seed that I never expected would grow so large...
As a teenager, I had the opportunity to work with Chris, whose practice grew into producing homeopathic and vibrational medicine. I watched him provide healing relief to people who could not find it through the Western medical system. The movie "The Secret" came out around that time. I started practicing yoga and martial arts, which both spoke of working with universal life-force energy. Together, these factors were beginning to open my mind to deeper aspects of reality.
The discovery of Taoism in 2009 led me to want to depict energy and consciousness through painting. I began intuitively muraling my home to explore this concept. This led to other murals, and live painting at clubs, festivals, and other events. I really liked the idea of freezing an impression of the energy around me in a visible way as a keepsake from a unique point in time.
Shooting for the Beef, George Caleb Bingham, Brooklyn Museum
Psychic Energy System, by Alex Grey
First live painting, Earth Dance 2010
Mural in Denver, 2012
Symbiosis Festival, 2012
As fate would have it, I landed a work-study situation with Alex Grey. Alex is considered by many to be the artist to best depict (and popularize) images of the human energy body, and the greater field of cosmic energy in the West. From 2013 to 2017, I worked as the media tech and content creator for his art organization, CoSM, in New York's Hudson Vallery.
In addition to helping run the blog, social media, and graphic design, I would also:
- assist with event production
- arrange flowers and create event decor
- design an updated clothing line
- give astrology updates at the Full Moon Gatherings
- live paint at over 100 events
- host women's circles and new moon gatherings for the staff, volunteers, and guests
In my spare time, I attended as many workshops as I could, and even hosted a couple of workshops myself.
Speaking at a CoSM Full Moon Gathering
Note from Alex
Teaching at CoSM
Turns out, the Hudson Valley is a hot spot for energy healing practices. I experienced reiki, EFT, Sacred G, and Zero-Point methods - each with its own interesting results. This led to the discovery of Eric W. Thompson's Subtle Energy technology, which allows for customized levels of energy healing to be broadcast from your phone or computer.
SUBTLE ENERGY SCIENCES
In March 2019, I joined Eric's team at Subtle Energy Sciences as a content creator. At the time I'm writing this, I've authored more than 50 blogs and a couple thousand social media posts. The result of this effort is the growth of one of the largest social media networks based on the topic of subtle energy.
For example, when I joined the team, our Instagram network had about 6,500 people. Today, it stands at more than 350K. Our Pinterest traffic ranges on average between 350,000 - 1.2 million views per month. It's one of the great joys of my life to contribute to the world's knowledge about a topic that has made such a profound impression on my life.
A SUBTLE ENERGY FIELD GUIDE
All of these years of experience are now distilled into my first book, A Subtle Energy Field Guide. Click here to get it.
I live in Southern California, creating paintings in my studio, posting about subtle energy, and curating art for the gallery Main Street, Los Angeles.