In this special three-part lecture series, artist Lawrence Sheaff explores the possibility of embodying the structure of consciousness itself in visual form. Through the systematic application of the complete science of consciousness contained in Maharishi Vedic Science and TechnologySM to the discipline of painting, Sheaff establishes new foundational principles for the visual arts in absolute terms and on a scientific basis. Using his Absolute Image Series of Paintings as a reference point, Sheaff demonstrates that potentially the medium of painting can ascend to absolute or cosmic levels of expression.
Artist/author Lawrence Sheaff comments on the purpose behind his recently published book “Absolute Image: The Structure of Consciousness in Visual Form”. These commentaries provide a short preview of the book’s key themes by reflecting upon its revolutionary reconstruction of the visual arts. This reconstruction of the visual arts from its foundations up is the result of applying the complete knowledge of consciousness contained in Maharishi Vedic Science and TechnologySM to the discipline.
The Silent Gallery is a purpose-built facility to exclusively house forty paintings in artist Lawrence Sheaff’s Absolute Image Series. The theme of The Silent Gallery is the promotion of Maharishi Vedic Science and Technology in the context of the visual arts. It explores Consciousness-Based Art, the Transcendental Meditation® (TM) technique and its advanced programs, and the powerful and vital role the arts have to play in creating and maintaining world harmony in these critical opening years of our new millennium.
Lawrence Sheaff, PhD, has spent the last 25 years re-evaluating the visual arts in the light of the complete science of consciousness contained in Maharishi Vedic Science and Technology. His Absolute Image Series of Paintings and recently published book (available on this website) offer a revolutionary reconstruction of the discipline of painting. Sheaff’s work inducts a new era in the visual arts by establishing in absolute terms and on a scientific basis the cosmic potential of the three fundamental constituents of the discipline, the artist, the art-object, and the viewer of art.
Dr. Lawrence Sheaff has recently helped usher in a new and unique centre for the arts, the Academy of Arts for Enlightenment (AAE). Lawrence is a Senior Advisor, member of the Board of Trustees, and head of Visual Arts for the Academy. The AAE is a global educational organisation representing the full revitalisation of the Arts in tune with Natural Law through Maharishi Vedic Science and Technology of Transcendental Meditation. The Academy serves to inspire all involved in the Arts – visual arts and crafts, design disciplines, music, performing arts and writing arts – in the knowledge and experience of unbounded bliss consciousness, the inner Self of everyone – the unified field of natural law.