Price - Artist Statements
THE FIFTH DIMENSION-
Imagine a place that is space. Within
this space, not unlike the void, are trillions of stars, some closer,
some farther away. Each star sends off light waves from every point on
its sphere. These light waves move in a straight line away from the spheres.
Now in this space there exists a huge spiral
of a certain package system. This system is made up of eight red spheres.
Each of these packages of red spheres is opened in eight equal places.
These eight sphere packages bump up against one another, on and on, stretching
out into a huge spiral.
Now little is known about these red opened spheres. They seem to be of
a vibratory nature from the creator. They act as a polarization channel
to polarize the incoming star beams into tetrahedrons that are focused
to the center of each package of eight red opened spheres. In the center
of each of these packages there exists the blue dot or the segment of
the creator that is being refined, or as we say, the individual, the soul,
a unit of the creator. This blue dot can be seen as the center of the
diamond of light colliding and passing through this blue dot and the light
itself. The diamond or octahedron of light is composed of star beams channeled
through the eight red opened spheres.
As the light passes through the blue dot
or soul it is interpreted as each individual's reality. So each of us
is given the entire reality, the earth, the heavens, everything given
to each of us. As it passes through us this light's information is totally
unique to each package. So each of us, although working on the same system,
is getting refined separately. We all see the world similarly but each
sees his world uniquely. Each of us by degrees interprets the flow of
light through us into a harmonizing creation, for we are the creators
of our realities.
Light contains all matter. Light is liquid
matter and we are able to freeze this light into matter. And by degrees
we will be able to produce what we will from this light, as we begin to
understand, that the closer refinement brings us to our creator, the more
the creator is able to use us as facilitators of his creation.
THE ART WORLD / EXPLORING CONSCIOUSNESS -
Many artists are experimenting but only
to a degree, because most of what they do turns out to be copies of somebody
else's stuff. It's that way because that's how people are trained and
it's that way because of the attitudes of the people who buy. More power
to anyone who can produce something that sells, but it's what they do
I want to discover. I want to find out why.
And all I can rely on is what I have been given and what I have found
to be true. If I go off and believe in everyone else's trip, I lose my
There are no gurus. I'm the guru. You're
the guru. We just have to figure out how to look inside in order to discover
how the thing that we are is made and how we work. And then, once we discover
something that's worth talking about, we have to produce. Output. Show
Art is supposed to be about these guys and
gals who build bridges between dimensions. I'm a person who explores his
inner being and understands that there are other dimensions. The question
that faces all explorers is: How do you get inside and explore in these
Right now, my way of getting inside is through
my music. I build music boxes made of four walls and a ceiling of piano
harps. I get inside it and play open guitar beginning with a basic harmonic.
When it lines up as a pure harmonic, the energy produces an overtone.
Then I line up the overtones and they split into two, four, eight, sixteen.
To do this you have to totally listen to what you're doing. Listening
is surrendering to what you want to hear and puts you in the now. I've
found that when you slow time in the now, you have a virtuality to explore.
Everybody has some abilities in this consciousness
area but why have they forgotten? Why are we here? What's going on? Those
are the questions. And consciousness is the truly important work that
we can involve ourselves with. Everything else is just not hitting it.
Wake up! Remember these things. I'm in your world and you're in mine.
The true payment an artist receives is in the creating, because creating
puts the artist in the flow of creation.
ATOMIC ART: SCULPTED FROM OUR NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE -
Tony A. Price / July 16,1985 (40th Anniversary of the First Atomic
When I was about three years old the concept of nuclear energy took hold
of men's minds. Man became obsessed, driven by a few dark hearts to create
a death machine using the laws of creation. Such were the times.
By the time I was eight, these men achieved their success, and almost
instantly put the weapons to use on their enemies. Hundreds of thousands
died. That day all of mankind became nuclear hostages. For forty years
now, as the technology developed into its awesome present display, thousands
of these devices have been exploded all over the world.
My life for the next twenty years, having found out I had the soul of
an artist and being pressed by the tremendous dark cloud of nuclear destruction
constantly hanging overhead, led me through a maze of self-discovery tearing
away the veils of imagination to reveal a state of objectivity. This concept
of objectivity rests in eternity. A difficult thing to explain, it allowed
me to see that I was really going on from a vibrational point of view.
It showed me that I was a link in the chain of all life. I had become
you, and all mankind.
I now saw the world quite differently. Almost everyone was as if in a
deep sleep, as if dead, stumbling within their own dream-making. But some
of these men in their dreams had built devices that would end life on
this planet forever and totally, amen. To awaken these men to what they
had done seemed an impossible task. Anyhow, it was much too late, for
the energy bubble of negative nuclear weapons system was growing larger
My travels led me to New Mexico to the Labs of Los Alamos, birthplace
of a demon "A" bomb. Here, somehow, I would face this task of
So, armed only with Art plus a sense of extreme urgency and a sense of
objectivity, a plan was formulated. Not to confront or attack this demon
"A" bomb, but on another level, an energy level, I would try
to deflate and balance these dark forces using the forces of light, and
let them balance themselves.
For a generation behind the Concept of Atomic Art I set about this task:
twenty years of waiting in line, with whatever monies I could scrape together
to but the gleaming shards of our weapons development programs, sold through
the Los Alamos Zia Salvage Company. Now I have my hands on real weapons,
parts taken from the heart of this nuclear beast.
Objectively, I knew that there exists vast energy banks of super-good
energy available. For each religion is like a giant capacitor in the fourth
dimension, holding and dispersing the energies of its followers. Now all
I had to do was to create symbols corresponding to the energy banks of
these religions, using the material of the nuclear weapons energy system.
When the vibrations of the nuclear scrap have been shaped into spiritual
energy images, a vibrational tunnel or bridge is formed from the religious
energy banks to the nuclear weapon banks, and an automatic balance of
energies would be established.
An example, the nuclear sculptures shaped into our Native American Indian
kachina masks: these spiritual energy images plug into the vast amounts
of native Indian energy lying stored up in the Americas for centuries.
I have sculpted these objects over the years corresponding to the different
rays or religious banks of energy. Thus these scultures act as vibrational
tunnels in energy transference, allowing the two energy systems to become
doorways to each other. These sculptures act as valves bringing the dark
and light energies together to balance and thus help to hold the peace.
It is my prayer that all nuclear energy systems be dismantled and the
technology of such be forgotten. For radioactivity is a dead end channel
to nothingness. God has given us a nuclear system to use, but His wisdom
has placed it beyond our reach in the sun, not on our earth.
So it seems a big test is at hand. Can we put away our fear of each other?
Can we become earthlings? If we can become earthlings, a fantastic prize
God bless us all, and may He awaken a few of us so that we will know we
have been blessed.
Tony A. Price, Atomic Art, July 16,1985
Anniversary of the First Atomic Bomb Test)