Salvador Dali

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Throughout the process of this drawing, I was attempting to push myself past my limit of comfort.

My main focus was to make everything as abstract as possible.

The colors were a little mind-boggling to figure out, but I am up for any challenge.

Each piece should challenge you more than the last work of art.

Somehow I end up surprising myself each and every piece of art.

Sometimes I have no idea how I create what I create.

Everything happens within the moment of the moment.

Time and space are forgotten when creating art.

Through art, the soul is set free.

You forget you even have a body.

There are no rules in art.

Create as the soul wishes.

Art is the greatest way to teach yourself about life.

Through art, you learn patience and learn how to love.

You appreciate the moment more than ever.

The process of art is similar to the process of life.

Be diligent with everything you do.

A piece of art could take you a lifetime to “complete.”

Technically no piece of art is finished.

You just have to stop yourself from adding more to the piece.

Life is a never ending journey.

The moments in between life create the life we are living now.

Art is a process of small steps put together, creating “one whole moment.”

Art shows you the “answers” to life.

Through art, you nurture the soul.

Salvador Dali is an example of someone who is their true authentic self.

He was quite a “crazy man.”

Then again all “artists” are crazy.

When you step outside of the box and question yourself as well as your surroundings.

Then you realize everything makes sense, but nothing makes sense at the same time.

Life is just a hallucination perceived differently by each person.

The “artist” expresses themselves through their own reality.

Attempting their best to explain their thoughts that make them question everything.

To accept everything for how it is.

Is quite hard for the “free minded” person.

We are all “artists” most just forget to be themselves.

“Their true selves.”

Think freely instead of being told what to think.

No one is perfect in this world.

All we can do is become our greatest versions.

Each day holds infinite possibilities.

If you believe in yourself anything is possible.

Do not give up even when you feel weak.

It is the challenges and storms in life that help you become your greatest version

The negatives help you become your greatest version.

Showing you what is hidden behind the truth of reality.

The positive moments remind you how beautiful life is.

We need both the positives and negatives to live this life.

Everything is only seen as perceived.

Remember to keep on creating and to be your true self.

Vibe at your own frequency.

Do not let others drain you of your energy.

Be the light within the darkness.

Anything is possible if you believe within yourself.

Here are a few quotes I would like to share by Salvador Dali. I relate to what he says within each quote. I am sure many other individuals will as well.

-Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.

“What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.”

-There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad

-“I believe that the moment is near when
by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.”

“You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life”

-Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.

-“It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.”

-“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.”

-“The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.”

There are many more quotes I could post that I can relate to. I will stop before I get too carried away.

Much love to all!

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The other day this thought/ quote went through my head.

My mind is a very curious thing. At times I don’t understand or know where the thoughts or ideas come from. They just kinda happen.

My goal as an artist is to create ideas and art so crazy that even myself questions my own ideas. To be so creative it could bring the unknown and unthought of. The imagination can take you quite far. Much out of this reality.

When drawing or in deep thought, my mind will tell me or give me ideas. I write them down instantly or draw a little sketch out in my mind or on some paper. So I don’t forget them, the mind is moving so fast it is easy to forget something.

Subconscious thoughts are the creative inside thoughts, being you in the end. The things that interest you. The things that make you happy. Things you’re curious towards.

Then there’s the conscious mind that is in contact with you at all times. This thing we call “the real world.” This mind is here all the time. Some might not be familiar with the term “subconscious.” I’ll try my best to simplify an example of what this word means.

The “Subconscious mind” is the mind you enter when you’re out of your body. Thinking about the things you shouldn’t be thinking about. We all do it, it’s just many don’t notice. Take some time to take a journey through that crazy mind of yours. All through those thoughts and dreams that you see. Swimming throughout your mind, entering all parts.

We all use out ‘subconscious minds” in different amounts. I happen to be an “Artist” so my time is spent thinking about crazy unrealistic things. If someone tells me “That is not realistic.” Then that makes me want to do it even more.

Art isn’t supposed to be realistic. Nothing is realistic.

Certain individuals can enter the subconscious easier than others. I’m not saying certain people are “better” than others. It’s just some think a lot more than others.

In the end, we can all create art, you just have to apply yourself. An art of being yourself and being happy. Art can apply to anything in the end. Being yourself is a form of art, you have to act everything you do every day. Without action, we would all be nothing but puppets or sticks with strings.

There’s this voice I hear or the maker of these ideas, I came up with a name.

I’d like to call this voice/ idea maker in my mind. The “Higher Self.” The self that usually doesn’t think. Most are engaged in all different things in this world. The brain is very fair and works with you, it can let you do anything you wish. It’s all up to the user of the brain. The soul or “energy” powering each individual.

Few times I forget my thoughts and sketches, I hate when that happens hahaha.

Here’s an example of “color”, I can share within my mind to make you question the everyday colors you see.

Here I sit typing this at this very moment. The computer I’m using is the color black. The mouse I’m using is red. The sweatshirt I’m wearing is purple. The banana sitting next to me is yellow.

What I’m trying to say is each “item” or “individual thing” has its own color. A color, but also a shape as well. When I tell you a word, usually you’ll think of a shape for that word. Some expression or emotion of some sort.

Each color represents a different emotion, shapes do to I guess. I would assume so in a way.

When I think of all of the colors, I usually think of fruits and veggies. I’ll name the colors and a fruit for each.

Red- Apple, pepper, tomato, cherry, strawberry.

Yellow- Banana, pepper, lemon, pineapple

Blue- blueberry, grapes, pomegranate

Green- kale, cucumber, pear, kiwi, peas, avocado

Orange- Pepper, orange, carrot, sweet potato.

Purple- Grapes, fig, plum

I eat a lot of these fruits and veggies. The rainbow has all these colors, it’s very interesting because all the colors we see around us are the colors of the rainbow. Vibrations and light create each individual color. Tones and tints can be added to each color to lighten or darken the color. The light on earth can do that too, it’s that powerful. Hahahaha.

The universe is an artist itself. Creating all the colors and shapes we see now. That produces a lot of energy each day. I might sound crazy to most individuals but what’s new. I have heard many opinions and words of others.

It just amazes me that each item has its own color and shape. Why does each item have its own color and why that color. Why not a different color or shape. I don’t understand hahaha. Yes, I’m very crazy and I accept that.

The reason why I’m thinking of colors to this degree is that of fruits and vegetables.

Each fruit has a color and each vegetable has a color. The colors found in fruits and vegetables are found in the world. This makes sense in my mind, hopefully, it does in another. If not, this is an interesting story that I shared.

My last thought. This is quite confusing, but I’ll try.

Paint, each paint has its own color. When you mix paint it changes color. So in that moment of time, does the light in the atmosphere bend to that color at that perfect time? Aligning the colors to whatever it becomes. In a sense messing with time itself.

Art lets you create a past, present, and future all in one.

In a way, this is the creation of life you can say. Each day the sun shines down and paints a beautiful array of color all across this beautiful earth. It’s not”our” earth no on posses anything. We all just put labels and such on things. In the end, all we possess is this soul and not even this body.

Being an artist you can imagine things most don’t. Similar to a lot of these words I’ve just said. All individuals are an artist, its just only a few express themselves to this world and most stay locked up inside instead.

Remember anything is possible don’t give up on your “dreams” create your dreams into this reality one way or another.

Giving up is for a coward, giving up is always the easiest, giving up takes less energy than any energy used at all. If all you can do is drag yourself, you drag yourself across the floor. Each step adds to the last, to fall down the steps is not wished upon. It’s only the ones who get back up that make it in this life.

Believe in yourself and have faith in yourself, or don’t even attempt at all. Go 110% or don’t even try at all. There is no need in wasting time if you do something you might as well go all the way, then half way or part of the way.

Here’s one last thought to mess with your “subconscious mind.”

“Imagine if you could control the colors and shapes of your reality. Everything that you see, you can create within your own hands. Anything is possible and all ideas can happen. Art is a perfect example of this. I literally can draw whatever shape or color I want. Creating my own reality, in the end, all within my hands. Nothing is here to stop you, but yourself and the negative thoughts, destroying your self-image.”

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Brandon Knoll, that’s what happens to be my name. Yes but that is nothing but a name, for the name means nothing in a sense. Besides for an Identification, usually, the last name will identify you more than the first.

There are many individuals called Brandon in this world, but not many named knoll.

Don’t forget the middle name. Why have a middle name? My guess is to identify each “family.” To know who’s in what family tree compared to the rest. Brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles etc……..

My answer for whom this Brandon happens to be can be summed up in one single word. That word is “Art.”

My purpose in this world is “Art.” This literally isn’t me, but more of a character in play in an act.

When making art, you only think to make the art. Otherwise, the art wouldn’t happen. But why does the mind ask thyself to create art? What purpose is art created for, why create this thing called art?

Well if you really think about it, there’s no answer for anything. Just an idea created in a sentence/structure and then agreed upon by some people. Creating the world and the “answers” we have now. The ideas and everything that is happening now.

There’s no real answer to anything or perfect ideal life to live. The map of life doesn’t hold an X marks the spot.

Life is happening to you, create yourself and explore what you desire. Create the destiny you vision to live. Don’t just be handed ideas and go with them, see what you truly love and desire.

I’ve finally found something that I truly enjoy and love. Each moment, creating art I cherish. A very spontaneous moment.

Most other things to me seem like a competition to everyone. In “life” I’ve always felt at a competition against everyone with everything. Lately not so much.

Each person racing against themselves, to never have an answer or time to relax. The race continues every moment and second. Whoever can advance to the top of the mountain first, is the “successful” one. The rest below the mountain, happen to be lower ranked than the top. This is much of a “monopoly life.”

As I look out across the whole world, each human to me looks the complete same but then again not. For me, the energy of each person is read and the vibe of your personality is vibrating off each individual. Similar to a temperature or frequency of some sort. A literal energy source.

I Could care less what you’re wearing, the color of your skin or the language you happen to speak. All I happen to care about is the soul within the skin. The internal you and not the external, for it’s only a designated character in play with some skin attached. Only “you” or “thyself” truly knows how this “I” feels, to enter my mind and think what I think would only be a nightmare to many.

The mind of an artist is quite horrifying. In a peaceful way and a dark evil way. When you look at art it’s both positive and negative in its ways. There’s “sad/dark art” and then all the other kinds. I feel as if all artists make “sad/dark art” at least one point in their lives.

A lot of artists are “crazy.” The brain of an artist is wired and designed is such a weird way. Things are thought and created that are unbelievable except out of 100% pure imagination. My mind has these ideas that I feel like only I have thought of. Things so crazy and ridiculous most wouldn’t understand them at all. Unless somehow I could transfer them into this “real world” of a matrix.

Art is nothing but pure creation and invention. A new birth or child into the world, each having their own uniqueness. I always tell people my art is similar to my “children.”

If my art were to be damaged it’s as if a part of me is damaged. Kinda like one of those voodoo dolls with the needles. The person feels the pain when jabbed. In a literal sense for me as an artist.

Few have asked me, “What would you do if I ripped one of your drawings or burned one?”

I know this isn’t in a disrespectful way. Just out of curiosity. But like I said before there’s no real answer to anything.

Just ideas or thoughts. Unless living in that very moment. No one would know at all, but could only make an assumption.

Well, I would probably have to take time to transfer the moment and then ponder on it. What if I just said, “You just killed one of my children?” Or maybe I would laugh in a satanic laughter of joy and appreciate you burned my artwork.

Everything is meant to be born then eventually end, one moment or another. So I guess I would have to just breathe and tell myself.

“I can always create another one.”

It’s more about the moments than the final product. The journey than the destination. Yes, the final piece is a beautiful sight, but without all the little moments the bigger picture wouldn’t be here. Creating the moment as of right “now.”

This “now” I speak of, is the moment you’re reading this “now.” All you have to do is cherish each moment and life won’t be that gruesome but yes it gets very hard at times. You just have to push through those times and become the greatest version of yourself.

Through this short life, I have lived so far, art has found me and I didn’t find the art. The art was destined to happen, so I can either give up. Or watch it all happen right in front of my eyes and possibly never see each moment ever again. Live this life of a dream and not live life in regret.

With all other things in life, it all feels like a competition besides art. Art gives you that freedom to do whatever you want and you can do it wherever too. There are no rules of any sort and the mind is free.

There’s no one answer to anything in art. Anything is correct and nothing is wrong, it’s just all in the perspective.

Art is for everyone, it’s just most don’t accept art, so if you don’t accept it then you can’t make it.

Just lose the fear of failure and you can accomplish anything in this world.

If you were to ask me, I’d say vision and create your own future. You don’t always have to listen to instructions from others.

The craziest adventures are always the ones people never tell you to go on. Sometimes this adventure of a life is quite lonely, but remember you always have yourself.

Not all people will understand your journey, but that’s okay it’s more for you to understand. It’s your life, isn’t it? Who posses and carries this soul through this body. The mover and guider of where you choose to go.

Each thought manifest on a short scale or long scale of some degree. It can be as simple as going to the store or brushing your teeth. It’s all a thinking process, you don’t just brush your teeth or go to the store you think to do these things.

Similar to all other things. You only think to do every other action and thing in this life. Think it and then do it. All being a small manifestation of some sort.

To manifest something huge and unbelievable takes a lot of time and energy, but it’s possible, anything is. If anyone tells you it’s not, well ignore the naysayer. They must be having a bad day or something.

Don’t let the negating energy consume the positive energy out of you. To control your energy is probably the hardest thing to do in the whole world.

Literally, you’re in control of this body and all of its actions. There’s no puppet behind this mask of yours.

Be good to yourself and you’ll be good to others.

To this day I still question why art decided to find me. Don’t know why I create, it kinda just happened. Now here “I’m” this very moment. Very happy for this blessing. Life’s experiences are priceless you can’t buy life it’s given to you. Internal feelings can never be bought, but only worked on. External things are purchased.

Everyone’s choices are different every day leading into a different journey for all. No one to ever be correct or wrong, all just here learning experiences together. Lived through thyself, and only thyself. Many will mislead you and misguide you into the wrong direction. Don’t let others opinions of you become your reality, create your own reality.

Art has helped save my soul from this world and art helps me heal when needed, not putting negative energy into this world.

All I wish for is love, peace, and positive vibes. Not war, hatred and negative souls.

Accept yourself and appreciate yourself. Hug yourself and feel the energy flow throughout your whole body. Appreciate each moment as it passes and you’ll realize the purpose of life is just to enjoy the short memories as they pass by. To never capture again. A living movie that you can’t rewind or fast forward.

Now as I leave you here reading this, here are the last words I have to say.

“Art is within my bones, imagination and creation flow throughout me. The energy within my bones is pure artistic energy and nothing else. If you were to see the colors of my bones/aura it would be similar to the rainbow. Every energy, color, and emotion you can vision. Snap my bones and creative juice will ooze out of them. There’s literally a created substance/juice flowing throughout my whole body.”

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The raindrop fell and disappeared into thin air. Then arising eventually overtime to come back again.

Emotions come and go just like how the clouds shine and darkness comes to create chaos. It rains then thunders. Then a rainbow appears

Storms and thunder show there’s happiness within all souls, it’s just way, way, deep within their hearts.

Out of selfishness and bitterness, happiness is not shown to the world. Only to be locked up and never expressed to this beautiful world.

Nothings perfect that’s the way it’s, just attempt at your best.

Lessons and things learned. Messages within this beautiful rainbow. Ups and downs, just like a rainbow. The rainbow shows the beauty is within the stormy clouds.

The beauty that shines within this dark world.

It’s just the perspective you decide to follow, life is what you make out of it.

We’ll all cry and we’ll all feel sadness.

It’s not an abstract or weird thing to show emotions. Emotions are normal, you’re a being with a conscious. Not a puppet with strings attached to it, having another perform your life for you. It might seem like that, but you’re in full control.

Without expression what is within you will continue to be trapped.

Cry as often and as much as you need, but remember my friend cry to cry and don’t cry to be addicted to crying.

Cry when needed, not too much. Not too little and neither in between. But what is right for you.

As long as it’s not harming anyone continue to do so. The emotions cannot be locked up. They will continue to burst open like a bottle of water.

The emotions build up and the compression of the emotions force the bottle to explode.

Each emotion is a different color within the bottle. The final equation will define the outcome of the energy released. The burst of the bottle.

Whatever colors within the bottle are the things you need to work on within yourself.

The things that get you angry and hype you up for no apparent reason just because. These are the things to be worked on. The emotions that destroy, these need to be healed and not ignored.

Control your emotions and don’t neglect them in a bad way.

Express nothing but positive energy to the world and receive everything you gave it in return.

You attract what you give out in this world. The universe will pay you back one way or another. Just believe in destiny and don’t lose your faith. This life is similar to one big “mind game”.

If you set your mind to something and don’t give up. Put forth all your energy and dedicate yourself to something that you truly love. There’s no way of “Failure”. Just many lessons learned. We all “Fail”. You might as well fail at something you like performing at. Then to fail at something you hate performing at.

Ignore everyone else’s thoughts, most of them will be negative. They’re supposed to be. Life’s not easy. Every day will be a new challenge. Look forward to each day and you’ll appreciate life much more than you do now.

Don’t let your thoughts consume you.

Crying makes you stronger, you face the problem in that moment but in the end, in sense, the situation should be over.

You’re stronger than who you were before, a blossomed beautiful valley of flowers. True art and beauty were shown. Don’t resist emotions face them.

The water bottle is closed at all moments but somehow still being filled.

An illusion from within. Emotions fill the bottle with no way to enter. An empty area is somehow being filled with nothing but energy itself. Emotions are a 100% proof that everything is energy.

One moment you’re sad. One moment you’re happy. Another frightened. Next, you’re very confused. But then you happen to be embarrassed. Oh, no now you’re worried.

There is no exit or entry. Its flow builds as its frequency adapts.

Each individual will be in control of their own bottle. Or aka. The emotion tank within your soul. It can only be filled so much before something happens.

You can improve or decrease in this analogy. Releasing emotions in a negative way or positive way. Each person will interpret each situation into a different emotion.

It’s a game of balancing all the emotions from within thyself. It’s quite challenging at times, to be honest. But that’s what makes it so fun.

Like I said before cry when needed, not too much. Not too little and neither in between.

Whatever is correct for you and only you.

Don’t keep anything within you. The water bottle will overflow and be disrupted.

You’re the controller of this water bottle no one else.

Good luck on the frequency control of your water bottle.

Your emotions will build you or suck you down into the ground like stepping in quicksand or muck.

Over a long period of time, everything decays. Just be your strongest version you can perform at and You’ll love every moment of life.

To be set free or be locked up for an eternity.

Octopus

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Finished up the drawing about an hour ago. I Always clean the image before spraying it. When doing that I check the paper for pencil shavings from the colors and fill in white areas that are easily noticeable.

Whenever a piece is done, I look at it and think it’s never done. Something can always be added or messed with.

I have to stop myself or I would work on one single piece my whole life, hahahaha.

You never know when you’re really done, I guess you’re done when your guts say. “Okay, I think we’re done here now.” hahahaha.

Throughout the process of drawing this, there were endless guesses. Like always, the guesses ranged from, the image I was thinking, things I never thought to be in the image and many more ideas. It’s always enjoyable and interesting when people look at my art.

Sometimes people see things that I never knew were in my art, and it’s just there. It just takes time for my mind to process others ideas and images. I don’t always see what everyone else sees. I try my best to use my imagination and see what the viewers see

I guess anything could be in my art. When there’s no color, the range of ideas is infinite throughout the mind. With color as, well, anything could be in the image too.

It’s all about what the viewer decides to see. They say what you see defines your emotions in a way. How you’re feeling at the moment.

Everyone will see the same exact image, but not necessarily. Depending on the individual the image will be transferred differently. Seeing the same image but in the end, we’ll all look at it differently creating a new story for each one of us.

Let your imagination take over and create a picture for you to see. Don’t hold on, let it be free. Think no thoughts and just focus on the colors and shapes to create a final image.

In this image, I see a colorful octopus.

When looking at this drawing the meaning of it will be different for everyone.

My first thought is freedom or a free-spirited soul. All the colors represent the journey happing within the octopus, crazy looking to most but happy and full of colors being the emotions on the inside. Feeling all emotion that can be felt. From the worst emotions to the best emotions. Every feeling that is possible. Notice how I say that this is the inside of the octopus. It’s the inside that only matters. Each person is like this octopus. All revealing different colors and such. Never to really show, but it’s all within. Being the emotions, creating each individual.

This octopus is on a mission and nothing is in its way, the colors also represent the strength and vitality of the spirit of the octopus.

Like I said before what you see is how you feel emotionally.

Each drawing in a way. After I complete it, I’m the drawing. I feel what the image looks like. The colors represent how I feel at the moment.

I feel like a colorful octopus on a mission and nothings stopping me. I’m riding on a wave at a certain frequency enjoying this journey of life day by day. For each day to bring new endeavors. All challenges accepted to create thyself into the greatest version that’s out there.

Life itself and the experiences you create are the greatest teachers that are out there. Learn and mess up, both are needed. Life’s not a clean and simple paved road, there will be many twists and turns.

Just never lose your balance or frequency, kinda like riding a bike and in the end, everything will be okay. Follow your gut and heart.

I’m this octopus and so are you, it’s just that we will all interpret It differently.

I shared my story. What’s your story? What do you see in this image? There’s no right or wrong, share as you please.