Visionary art is seeing and capturing the world from quite a different perspective. The mind's eye opens to portray a wider vision of awareness. From the fantasy realm of imagination to spiritual and mystical themes, one transcends the everyday world of consciousness.
Visions can be brought about voluntarily through native drumming, vision quest, fasting, sleep and sensory deprivation, mantras, drugs, meditation and active imagination. Involuntarily changes in consciousness can be brought about with medicines, emotional trauma, mental illness, extreme pain or pleasure, and physical sickness. Man has through the years experienced visions or altered states of consciousness in one way or another. More then dream one experiences visions that do not fit into everyday consciousness.
After having experiences of this nature myself over the years and finding it not always easy to put into words, I am now inspired to seek to convey and display those images in art form.