TIMothy Roy Bruehl
“From mysticism and mythology to rank in zoological nomenclature, the term ‘kingdom’ conjures many dimensions of purpose. The “500 Kings in 500 Kingdoms Manifesto” project is an attempt to bolster a global identity of solidarity that transcends nationalism, classism, racism, orthodoxy and sexual nature. It’s meant to illustrate that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” and that cooperation and collaboration is essential to our evolution”.
Over time I’ve fostered a technique with paint (similar to print-making ) to create the perfect (straight-edge) line and symmetrical balance that resembles more the generic graphics we’ve allowed ourselves to become accustomed to than a piece of fine art. It politely mocks our over-stimulated and mechanized visual interpretations by mimicking the “computerized” images normally meant to ‘sell us something’ or to otherwise imply ‘perfection’.
"I have news of a higher reality than that which can be deduced from the reports of the senses"-Evelyn Underhill