words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

Posts tagged “Recovery

experiment: the world behind you | video art

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“Experiment: The World Behind You” explores the concept of modern technology, our attachments and addictions, and the dark path of obsession. It examines from a surreal and futuristic perspective their connection to self, society, and our sense of ambiguity: Are our attachments a “deep dark place or a beautiful heaven”? It can seem like both when lost in the daily obsession of their complexity.

“Experiment: The World Behind You” continues my experiment series. The video consists of royalty free video clips and my own videography. What I am most excited about is the sound scape design that I produced. I love music and the concept of creating ambient noise and distinctive sounds. I hope to create even more interesting and challenging soundscapes to accompany my video concepts.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

This piece entitled “Summer’s Warm Embrace” was one of a series of digital photo collages created in the year 2004 which examines the process of recovery. This piece definitely represents the transitional moment when one attempts to liberate oneself through the beauty of nature and self-discovery. Intimate sustaining renewal.


New Landscapes: Fall In-Between

New Landscapes: Fall In-Between

the narrow way
from
the descent
the broad way
– to it

Life in recovery through the colors of art
Finding the true self on the path of liberation …


The Setting Sun and the Years of Our Descent (Recovery Remix 2011)

The city series….

From across the park I see the days end and the last day begin

We remember what we shared—the deep dark place and beautiful heaven.

And to never forget is now the bond that liberates and heals.

It is the recovery we now hold dear

and

the rising sun….


The Ending Memories of a Deep Dark Place and a Beautiful Heaven (Turning the Page – Recovery Remix 2011)

The City series….

A deep dark place a beautiful heaven to lose yourself forever

small towns…

big cities

where hopeless dreams

dance

swim

when the carnival is over

and

we are lost at sea

the magic escapes us

and the years are gone

small towns

big cities…

where the dreams

we shared

in the deep dark place

and

beautiful heaven

are

just moments

now forgotten


From Across the Park I See the Brownstones Decaying (Recovery Remix 2011)

The city series….

The cyclical life of urban decay

from across the park

i remember

seeing

the place where all this started

the decaying brownstones

and

embracing the thirst that consumes

seeking awareness

in things we knew not of

finding the descent that limits

and subtracts

life

the city was dying…

and we too for years to come


Urban Contemplation 05

The city series….

The Door (Recovery Remix 2011)

Transformation: finding new places to find oneself

The door that leads from the city


Urban Contemplation 03

The city series….

Maybe Tomorrow a Better Possibility (Recovery Remix 2011)

8 a.m.

tell me the lies

say that you love me

come back to haunt me

for days without end

and nights without rest

the bittersweet siren call

the addict’s sad song

3 a.m.

This post is dedicated to a dear friend, may he rest in peace. It was his kind, centered, and wise words that showed me the way to a better tomorrow.


Maybe Tomorrow a Better Dream a Better Life

2011 remix of Life and Stolen Innocence, Recovery and The Spark that Ignites Our Dream of Love Soon Fades Away

Millions of children, throughout the world, are abused in one form on another.  It is heartbreaking that they must live with the sharp pain of an unkind word, neglect, shame, or physical torment. It shatters their hopes and dreams. As a society we cannot lose sight of what a young girl or boy experiences when their trust in those who should protect them is betrayed. We as a community, a village, must extend love and compassion, hope and inspiration that tomorrow’s dreams and life itself can and will be beautiful, safe and fulfilling.  There is a lot of space in the hearts of  all children to find that warm embrace, the story that leaves a smile, and a relationship that is love.