February / March 2012
"…and man created God in his own image."
Our friend Rassouli is back with us this issue. One of his newest works of art is "…and man created God in his own image." This may not be the image of God that I grew up with but this artwork shows what I would say embodies that essence.
Rassouli's first Inner Tapestry article can be found on our website. His work appeared in the December January issue of 2009 with a piece called "Pray for Mother Earth."
Rassouli has expanded is offerings in California to fusing dance with painting. He recently partnered with renowned choreographer, Banafsheh Sayyad, to create a one-day creativity retreat designed for the participant to be more creative in how they live their life through dance and painting dance.
To compliment these offerings, Rassouli has created a collaboration with his viewers in sharing the inspirations that each of his creations elicits within each of us. This newest creative exploration is called "The First Look Club." As his creations are birthed or chosen from his gallery, the participant gets the opportunity to share a first look via email.
What an interesting and sometimes intense way to bring people to their own creativity as you are asked to share your insights, comments and any creative work of your own related to the theme of the painting. You could choose to share a title for the work, a poem, a drawing of your own, pictures, something that you have sculpted or been inspired to creatively cook.
The intension of this venture is to create "the unity that could develop through the variety of creative expression that we share with each other, each from our own unique perspective and feelings. Hopefully helping us to develop our ability to express what is important to us and encourage us to become more creative in how we relate to others and how we live in our lives."
Thank you, Rassouli, for once again allowing us to share your work with our readers.
Here are some of Rassouli's works found in his "New Dawn Collection and check out this months work of art.