Thursday, February 27, 2014

ALBERT EINSTEIN AND THE ATOMIC BOMB - History/Biography/Science (documen...

What this excellent film makes clear is that energy and power of immense proportions is all around us and that the key to releasing that energy was never imagined by the man who discovered the theoretical equation, f we could only find a safe means of releasing and capturing this force like cold fusion we could save the world from a carbon fuel based death. We also needed a way to release the positive creative energy in a productive fashion of individuals in society to make a difference positively and save our world.



That was Hundertwassers aim and it is the aim of our project "Restoring Paradise" I do not know how but I have a plan and I think it can be done.



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Alan Kitching - Designer - Artist

Alan Kitching - Designer - ArtLyst I just stumbled across this amazing artist who spoke last year in NYC at an event sponsored by Eye magazine. Vicky Heinlein's blog transported me there, backwards in time in a magical fashion that was all build on written language and its smallest's parts letters. With letters, words and worlds have been build. Civilizations and unique individuals all exist as the result of our ability to exchange information and build cumulatively on the knowledge of others. What would I be and where in what civilization would I live if not for the magic of letters. The ancient Egyptians ascribed writing as a gift from the ibis incarnated god Thoth. I am a worshiper at his temple and indebted to him for such a gift. Letters individually seem so small and insignificant like people, yet bound together by thought and laws commonly understood they have formed a force of unimaginable power and importance and changed the landscape of the known world and what we know of our selves.

Alan Kitching work for me, forces one to stop and reexamine the letter and the word, to see the magic and the beauty if letters, who together form such an interesting and entertaining group of types. I am happy that I live in NYC where it is not strange to be devoted to the beauty of letters and the worlds they have built, I am not alone in awe and wonder at the beauty of the temple that they as bricks have built. That temple of the mind rivals any built of stone in the history of humankind. The heights of its ceilings are not measured in physical distance but only by the limits of our collective imaginations.



Hundertwasser who I have known only through words and stories and the images in photographs and books would appreciate the vegetative and slow process that has cumulatively and in layer evolved over time into a thing of marvelous beauty with a power that transforms both you and me and the civilization of the 21 century that we are building together. I pray that the project that we have imagined will take hold and grow and build upon our salvaging and restoration efforts we have engaged in for almost seven years. Is it madness to be so optimistic about the future of a mural and a world that both seem to have been slated for destruction, if so we need to be a little bit crazy to survive. I know I am not the only one, that is the foundation of my faith and hope that Paradise in the world will be restored and shared in love with respect for all.



I also know that there is an all seeing intelligent and compassionate eye that see's all and knows all. It is in the mural in the trees designed and painted with such intelligence , knowledge and imagination by two friends one an artistic quest to produce a mural that imparts knowledge and shared beauty even if it is not consciously understood. The eye in the tree is shaped like the Ujad , the eye of Horus ore the all seeing creator Ra. They have created an amalgam with the fish which is a Greek symbol used by the early Christians in the catacombs of Rome as a symbol of the Christos or savior. The fish is a symbol of what is real but hidden like the soul or what C,J Jung called the Archetypal god self. In a closer examination of the eye you will note in its pupil which is shaped like a series of concentric and expanding or contracting circles there swims a little fish, who represents us. We were all made in the image of the big fish and made male and female. This idea in some of its earliest forms was expressed in the Vedic text like the Upanishads, as the Atman, Brahman reality, We are a holographic bit of that greater eternal and shared self, each on of us are on close examination reflections of that transcendent reality  The eye has bars that are self imposed because humankind and each of us has been given free will. Our gift and curse is our ability to chose for good or evil, to love , cherish and support life and ourselves or destroy that life . I see all this in an element of a large painting. Is that the intention of its makers or a reflection of me and my knowledge, experiences and prejudices.



I think not, in defense of my interpretation of this element of the mural the eye in the trees , I stand on solid grounds and others in the world of symbology will back me up. I am trying to get a scholar at the Jungian institute to examine my conclusions an support them. I was also a TAG student in my collage and received an A minus on my CLEP Test for the interpretation and analysis of advanced litterateur.

A painting like a poem or a song is composed of individual characters that are elements of a complex and often nuanced communication, each means something in and buy itself but when read as a whole take on a much deeper and complex message or reality. Hundertwasser in 1953 wrote an essay where he decried the visual illiteracy of the masses, people have eyes but do not see the realities in front of them ,Their powers of observation and there skills of deduction and reference are highly limited and flawed. Just go to any art show and listen to the conversations of the viewers and the wide and often shallow readings of the painting or art in question.



 Most people do not have the experience or background to appreciate art, or poetry or the beauty of an idea or imaginary construct. This is the fault of our collective and twisted priorities as a culture. In the  good old USA what percentage of our resources are spent on the Arts, fine arts or literature as a percentage of our collective budgets for sports and American Football where we allow our future generations to smash their heads together in what can amount to moral or paralyzing conflict. These number do not lie and are not exaggerated. Any court of law by international standards of decency and science would convict us of child abuse and our children removed from our charge.



Why does it matter? Because if we are to have a future as a spices on this planet we need creative and intelligent children who will grow up to do better and greater thing than we have done in order to save us from a sad and terrible fate.

 Many people may not understand what I have just said in this long and impassioned blog entry and may seriously wonder where I come from to speak or write about such things. What qualifies me as an authority. All my life I have feared the judgment of the masses and the brutality of their ignorance and there insatiable want or greed. I hid my knowledge and intelligence as many a girl has done so not to offend her les intelligent and educated suitor. Little about Albert Einstein Qualified him to write with his wife's help his first three papers. If Max Plank could have goggled him he would never have bothered to read or publish the work of a nobody in the world of science who worked in Zurich as patent clerk, What qualifies my experience and understanding is innate to my species and the cumulative wisdom of many that I have had the pleasure to meet thanks to the magic of the letter and the word made flesh in books. I was dyslectic as a child but with the help of a tutor learned to read. I latter scored (95%) on reading comprehension and have read many books.

We live today in a knowledge rich environment that is mind blowing , with access by many if they chose, Never before in human history has knowledge been so easily available. Knowledge and wisdom are unfortunately often distant friends, one does not guarantee the other.



My final qualification is based in experience, the experience of the Archetypal God/Self that Carl Jung the famous psychologist wrote about. I believe this is the source of all wisdom and the common ground of all world litterateur on the subject. It is the word made flesh in me that speaks and the letter

of the unwritten law.

I have attached images of the mural and a distorted Photoshop close up of the Eye in question. See for yourself.





Monday, January 6, 2014

The E-Book is Out! "Restoring Paradise" by Chris Muth

    Restoring Paradise ,the E-book is out!

I worked on finishing the uncorrected proof over the holidays and am releasing it in time for my birthday, Jan. 5th .I am 55 and happy to be alive, considering that Dr. Christian Barnard said I would be in dead by 16. I was the white guy,at the white place at the white time in Cape town South Africa. Doctors Without Borders diagnosed my heart defect and the black miners of South Africa paid for my subsidized operation . It was $200 dollars and a months pay for my father who was an American Professor in Roma Lesotho. We were white and in 1966 the racist policy of apartide worked in my favor. My father said they would treat all whites from anywhere in the world for the same low price as their white nationals . Crazy isn't it but I am thankful anyway. I want to use the books, and movies, and reality style unscripted TV show we will podcast and the money from the eventual sale of the mural to show my gratitude for the life I have been given. Half of all profits will be distributed from a foundation called " Restoring Paradise" to organizations and individuals engaged in actions that are restoring the beautiful but broken Planet we share.

The first beneficiary I want to be my little brother, Steven Muth's nonprofit organization that he cofounded. Its called NYC Medics and please visit their website at http://www.nycmedics.com . I am hoping to showcase their works and make a great first show to give them the attention they deserve for their great works. I want to thank him for all his help with this project and for believing in it and helping to finance it from the start as well as using his company www.voicethread.com as the platform foe the website that he created at www.voicethread.com/share/2804456/. It has been an invaluable tool. 

I have to go now but please visit http://www.blurb.com and look in the shop under e-books for my Title" Restoring Paradise" under name Chris Muth. We intend to start our own media campaign using the crazy cat rescue story as a media hook. When we make money on the e-book sales we will reinvest in a series of books in soft and hardcover and other items that we can think of as fundraising tools. His archive in Vienna offered to give us a limited supply of collotype prints that sell for $350 as a fundraising tool. I will try too attach links to 3 of the media stories that are out already, they are priming the pump for the start of a real media campaign
 
 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

13 is a good number of rebirth and renewal and Restoring Hundertwassers Paradise is a Puzzle that requires many able hands


Hundertwasser believed in the symbolic value of the number 13 as a positive and good number of rebirth . He designed his name of 13 letters and had Lacatta disassemble it in 13 pieces and reinstall it as one with 13 bolts. 13 +13 is 26 the number of the creator in the Kabbalistic Numeralogical system Add caption

Monday, September 30, 2013

The Wall Street Journal prints our story

Sorry it has been so long since my last posting but I have been so busy and the complications so many. I just wanted to share the exciting news that we have gotten coverage in the world most widely distributed paper The Wall Street Journal. Please Google my name+ Chris Muth and the Wall Street Journal and it will pop up.We hope it will be the
 
 
beginning of more coverage in major news outlets and that it will allow us to attract the right partners for the project. The last flashing box is a teaser to get you to visit our website still in construction at www.voicethread.com/share/2804456#

The Reporter Robert said that the story was cut and he could not include the very positive quotes from the famous curator @ + Peter Selz  of MoMA fame who visited the mural and gave us the beautiful letter of endorsement nor from @ +Harry Rand the Harvard art historian who wrote the 1983 book on Hundertwasser just reprinted. He works at the Smithsonian as a senior curator and has been very encouraging to our efforts over the years. He is the one who said to take the slow and the high road through academic and curatorial circles. He said that we could qualify for grants for the restoration of the mural and the film and scholarly monograph about this remarkable work. We were in the running for a $400,000 dollar grant with a Swiss bank and almost got it. I know we are getting close now to finding the right partners.

@+Andrea Furst the director of the Hundertwasser Archive has continued to support out efforts with her words and suggestions

@ +Philipp Gutbrod the curator who visited the mural three years ago and was quoted so favorably in the first big story in the Brooklyn Eagle has also continued to encourage and support our effort.

Finally Ralf Wittig the conservator in his museum who worked with Hundertwassers is also waiting patiently to continue the restoration when funding allows. His five page condition report is on our site.

We have over time developed an online presence that we hope will give us credibility and bring forward the support we need to move the project quickly forward. I and my family brother +Steven Muth , sister+ Mary Muth and mother+ Patricia Muth   have invested a lot of time and money into the effort and we think it will soon result in a great reward, the restoration of Hundertwassers collaborative masterwork. The money that is derived from the eventual sale of the restored mural as well as the books and films will allow us all to contribute to the causes close to our hearts and take care of two sick family members suffering from Lyme's Disease,

My brother +Steven Muth helped  co-found www.NYCMedics.org . We hope to fund this important effort that saves lives with a part of the proceeds. He an my Sister +Mary Muth who is a PA are handling the business aspects of the project. I stick to the art world and restoration aspects that I am better suited for by experience and inclination.

My father Edward L. Muth  worked with AID,WHO, and the UNDP, United Nations Development Program would I think be proud of our efforts with this cultural and Humanitarian effort.

Best wishes from NYC Chris Muth
 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Huge colorless diamond goes for record $27 million

Huge colorless diamond goes for record $27 million

I had a long detailed dream 11 years ago where I saw the face and hand of god in the clouds. In his hands were two diamonds. I was in jail working on a chain gang he said he was going to help me escape and that I should run hard when I saw the first diamond and continue running in the direction of the second diamond and I would escape to freedom . When I first saw Hundertwassers Mural called Paradise I knew that he was keeping his promise. The second diamond I discovered was the story itself which professionals say is worth even more than the great mural itself. It has been a six year run at this point but we still have a distance to go. This struggle is no dream but quite real and requires great effort.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser: Against the Grain. Works 1949-1970 opens at Kunsthalle Bremen

Friedensreich Hundertwasser: Against the Grain. Works 1949-1970 opens at Kunsthalle Bremen