Human history and folklore are riddled by tales of sudden climate changes: the Biblical flood that caused Noah to build his arch and Plato´s tale of the city of Atlantis who disappeared into the sea are among the best-known legends. Noah built an arch filled up with stock he would need to start over again. … Continue reading From Lighthouse to Light Buoy. Mixed technics on canvas W 30cm x H 40 cm by Shaharee Vyaas (2023)
Civilization and Cosmos. Part 12: Charon
In this post I want you to bring part 12 of my latest project (for those who missed out on part 1, more info at the bottom of this post). If you want to hear the audio, just click on the image (duration 150 sec) Charon. Mixed technics on canvas 45 x 45 cm by … Continue reading Civilization and Cosmos. Part 12: Charon
Civilization and Cosmos. Part 4: Terra
In this post I want you to bring part 4 of my latest project (for those who missed out on part 1, more info at the bottom of this post). If you want to hear the audio, just click on the image (duration 115 sec). Terra. Mixed technics on canvas 45 x 45 cm by … Continue reading Civilization and Cosmos. Part 4: Terra
Civilization and Cosmos: part 1
My latest project concerns itself with a multimedia installation that consists of a rotating rhombicuboctahedron that is suspended in a magnetic field. The twelve square faces of the rhombicuboctahedron are carrying an image that represents the mythological aspects of the main celestial bodies that make our planetary system. While the installation makes every two minutes … Continue reading Civilization and Cosmos: part 1
Twilight Utila is in the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. Its boundaries are those of imagination and it lies behind a door that you unlock with a key of magic. What is the Utila Twilight … Continue reading Twilight Utila
Fish chasing a pelican in the Bay of Utila
The Island of Utila has a quality that forces the attentive observer sometimes to reconsider the natural order of things. It might sound a little blasé, but wealth and education don't carry here the same weight as it does in most other places. It's an island that, apart from his tropical climate and beautiful nature, … Continue reading Fish chasing a pelican in the Bay of Utila
Utila’s Galactic Nomads
Utila is a travel destination that lies a little of the beaten path. Hence it's inhabited and visited by a very eclectic crowd of pirates, outlaws, artists, digital nomads, and a couple of aliens who shipwrecked and just washed up here.
Epiphany at Utila’s Pumpkin Hill Beach
An Epiphany is a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience. This post's illustration features a beach that, from the position of our house, is located at the other side of the Island. Which is of course … Continue reading Epiphany at Utila’s Pumpkin Hill Beach
Here be Rats …
This artwork is part of a series of five paintings that is called Cybernetic Musings. In these series I explore recent developments into the cyberspace. The title of this work refers to an old annotation that medieval cartographers made upon unexplored territories "Here be dragons" and also refers to one of my own works where … Continue reading Here be Rats …
For the purpose of this post, I chose a random subject: Dancing. Then I took a conch shell because of its reputation of one of the best representations of the Fibonacci sequence in nature.
The Animate and The Inanimate
This is a snap shot of five of my latest visual works in a series called The Animate and the Inanimate
Make Russia Great Again
This painting (acrylic on canvas 32' x 18 ' by Shaharee Vyaas) features the Russian president Vladimir Putin as the Big Pacificator who set as goal to denazify Ukrain at all cost and to send its indoctrinated population to reeducation camps in Russia so they can be made aware of their false believes and realize … Continue reading Make Russia Great Again
Lost (acrylic on canvas 46 x 23 cm) is a painting that expresses a feeling that's very common nowadays. It features some African people who rather risk their lives by crossing a sea in an overloaded shaky dingy than to suffer a miserable existence in their homelands, the Arab man who finds no better purpose … Continue reading Lost
Conspiracy Theories, Social Entropy and Literature.
We live in a time where conspiracy theories are rampant and slowly start to realize how this disinformation is contributing to a logarithmic growing degree of social entropy. There is a whole section of literature dedicated to it and I like to call it confabulated history books presented as nonfiction.
Writing in Times of Pestilence
Now that society is struggling to deal with a devastating flu pandemic, I found the time ripe to give this subject some thoughts in a literary context. The first plague writings emerged around 1665 and resulted in innovative dialogues on a long endured illness. While the collective memory of the plague as an affliction was … Continue reading Writing in Times of Pestilence
Chaos Dynamics in Modern Literature.
In both contemporary literature and science, chaos has been conceptualized as extremely complex information rather than an absence of order. As a result, textuality is conceived in new ways within critical theory and literature, and new kinds of phenomena are coming to the fore within an emerging field known as the science of chaos. The … Continue reading Chaos Dynamics in Modern Literature.