All is Heaven…

(Photo by FBC, C.2019 Derechos Reservados)

ALL IS HEAVEN…ALL IS WATER…ALL IS IN MY IMAGINATION…

I have been born with imagination,
in a simple tree branch, a thriving nation,
I see a million clouds that form the shapes of dreams and hopes
in a cloudless sky.
And many times I wonder if we are fragments of a storybook
recited to a child in Heaven...

I called my studio of art, Omnia Caelum Studios, because of certain verses in Ovid which I always found interesting:

“…ante mare et terras et quod tegit omnia caelum
unus erat toto naturae vultus in orbe,
quem dixere chaos: rudis indigestaque moles
nec quicquam nisi pondus iners congestaque eodem
non bene iunctarum discordia semina rerum.”

I liked the significance which translated roughly means:

Before the sea and the lands and (which covers all things) the sky,
one form was in the whole sphere of nature,
which they called Chaos, a raw undigested mass,
and nothing but an inert mass, and heaped up in the same [place],
the discordant seeds of things not well joined
.”

Not well joined until touched by the hands of the artist who can redistribute, reshape and create something beautiful out of an undigested mass…

I was attracted to the order from chaos idea which in many ways describes the way I approach art. But mostly I was attracted to the line “omnia caelum”, which I know to really mean…at least really to me…that “all is Heaven”. All starts from Heaven and ends as well for Heaven is still there for us to look up and smile and wonder. After all in the skies…Heaven…we see so many incredible things…

From the source, Heaven, I can create the first line on my canvas that will inspire my improvisation that will ultimately create Jazz Art right here on the plane of Earth.

And not just my paintings, I have also created music using the same idea of Jazz. I formed the “Abstract Jazz Arrangement” (AJA) in 1999, withing Omnia Caelum Studios. I use the “Arrangement” to collaborate with jazz musicians, or others who like the idea of creating from short lines and forming complete tunes…

I like to work with the certainty that there is something before and something after. To me the concept of Heaven is many things, for example, the place…the horizon on the sea…where you see the union of sky and water…

I want my studio to be what I think art is, therefore it is conceptual, that way I do not lose my place and I can continue to work within the structure that I have created for myself. It is not a limitation, it is simply a border, a reminder. After all just because your elbow does not bend outward, are you limited?

I chose “jazz” as my style not just because I love that musical genre but because it creates something pure, organic and complete out of randomness. I wanted to unite with music in the spirit of the abstract, after all what can be more abstract than music?

If you would like to see more of my artwork, paintings and drawings, please follow me on Instagram as there I post them as I paint them, just go to @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera and if you would like to see the 2019 “JaZzArt en Valencia” series, please access my online galleries at http://www.ArtPal.com/rfbravo1155

For my music with AJA (Abstract Jazz Arrangement), samples can be heard at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja

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THANKS!

8 comments

  1. charlypriest · November 10, 2019

    Great poem, and very interesting what you explained about chaos and heaven.
    Un saludo.

  2. POETAS EN LA NOCHE · November 10, 2019

    Qué bueno, Francisco!
    pero al tener que recurrir al traductor de Google creo que me pierdo la extensión de toda la belleza que plasmas.
    Un abrazo.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · November 10, 2019

      Gracias Yvonne, entiendo y te digo que prefiero escribir en castellano, pero a veces los pensamientos llegan en ingles…un abrazo

      • POETAS EN LA NOCHE · November 10, 2019

        Qué suerte manejar así los idiomas, hoy en día es una gran ventaja.
        Un abrazo🌹🙋🏼‍♀️

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · November 10, 2019

        bueno, tuve la suerte de haber vivido en EEUU muchos anyos y asi me fue mas facil aprender…el castellano y el valenciano, bueno, me vienen de familia…un abrazo y feliz finde finde y que tengas una semana fantastica! (disculpa que este ordenador portatil no tiene tildes ni escribe en castellano, jejeje) ciao!

      • POETAS EN LA NOCHE · November 10, 2019

        No te preocupes, yo escribo desde el móvil y muchas veces mi corrector tiene vida propia y escribe como quiere.
        😂🙋🏼‍♀️

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · November 10, 2019

        Vale!

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