By Roy Smith
I began my study of Fusuinart in April of 2006, when I met Rassouli for the first time. Since then I have spent most of my
stolen moments at the canvas with brush in hand, developing my own styles and techniques while embracing the Fusionart process.
My work chronologically shows the development of personal style and technique, as well as gradual transition from my personal
approach, to the Fusionart approach: in essense, moving from a visionary-conceptual approach, to the drunken bewilderment of
the Fusionart process.
Since 2006, I have continually renewed my commitment to explore the depths of my artistic muse. Wherever I go I look through
the eyes of an artist, spacing out on the of merest objects, as I did in youth. I have spent hours in museums and galleries it
seems, looking with new bewildered eyes at the masters that inspired my youth: like Tiepolo, Tintorretto, Rembrandt, Watteuax,
Fragonard, Turner, Rousseuax, and Evand Earle. I can now add Rassouli, the Fusionartists, Kupka, and Moreau to the list of
artists that have personally inspired me. They have all in some way contributed to the development of my style and technique.
As a Fusionart, however, technique becomes more and more subserviant to creativity, until techniques dissapear, altogether.
However miraculous an illusion one may weave with technique, the primary function of technique is the removal or sublimation of
elements that detract from the underlying creation. Technique is merely an extension of the conscious mind, whereas creativity
comes from the subconscious mind, the muse, the heart, the soul, or whatever you want to call it, that is the real you. The
finest art comes from that place, and the rest is all "scribbling and Bibbling, (Amadeus)." Fusionart takes one to the place
where your creativity resides.
So, in many ways, the aim of Fusionart is the utter anihilation of the need for technique. When you become One, flowing with
your heart, caught up in the act of creation, you are in the everpresent, everlasting bliss of the now moment, which is the
natural state of your soul. Not only are you creating beautiful art to share with all the world, you are particioatinbg in the
act of creation itself. As Rumi says, "you are helping people you don't even know," because you are a divine co-creator inn
human form. you are creating the very reality you live, breath and dream in.
The power you have as a Fusionartist is the power you have as a soul. When When you read the Fusionart instruction set
very carefully, is says that it is constantly re-inventing itself and will soon become fully known, when the never point is
reached. That is a mystical Haiku, Zen, Vedanta, Zend Avesta, that only your heart can understand. Approaching with the heart,
with your rational mind humbled, you will be ready to perform miracles of the soul.
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