The Liminal Art Salon is the cultural, community-oriented arm of Star Mountain School of Liminal Art, a California 501(c)(3) non-profit educational corporation. Through art, poetry, music, and, dance we aspire to guide a new generation of artists seeking to renew the spirit and power of the creative arts, repossess it from the realm of technology, concept, and craft. In Werner Hertzog’s movie, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” on cave art of 50,000 years ago, we see the power of the cave artists’ expression, the spiritual, vital and practical role art played in daily life. Entering a liminal state, we commit to evoking the interdependent, interconnectedness of all to insure the survival of the human tribe.
The Liminal Art Salon is hosted by Jais Booth and Cheja. We invite artists, writers, and creative people whose consistent work shows deep understanding and commitment to creating liminal art, or desire to deepen their work through crossing the liminal threshold. The Salon is a forum to generate and brainstorm ideas, imaginings, creations, and curated shows and events to enhance each artist’s practice. We aim to bring the hero’s journey back into life and art. It is the archetypal journey of self discovery and returning to the community to share your gifts.
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What is liminal art?
The liminal is a threshold, i.e. a threshold of consciousness. The threshold being crossed is between ordinary, mundane consciousness and the higher vibrational dimensions of being.
Liminal art and poetry is inner-driven expression seeded with spirit, that by its nature manifests with a transcendent quality. This spirit expresses itself in every form of art, its transcendent essence being the sole determinate of a liminal work.
A liminal artist/creator crosses the threshold of ordinary mental reality, entering the realms where myth, spirit, wisdom and enchantment arise, to create a work from those deeper, more primal, more encompassing realities. “The purpose of liminal art is not only to serve the artist, but to become a messenger of the transformative power of art for others, stimulate and deepen their own imagination, and evoke the liminal state in the observer.” – Jais Booth
As liminal is a realm of being, there is no liminal in art; there is a liminal state from which a creative work emerges, refers to, and is realized. Realization: what is experienced in the liminal state is made available to the mind and senses.
Liminal is not a style. Liminal refers to a certain depth and realization of the mystical/mythical realms, which can be rendered in any style.
Liminal art is not mundane or derivative, not conceptual, not prose stories posing as poems, not just emotional outbursts, nor art that is intellectual, thought out or slapped out. These all have their place. Rather, it seeks to integrate the head and heart to create art that is from one’s depths, one’s truth.
We believe we are here as artists to help birth the next age, an age in which the human soul is more valuable than a corporation, an age where a general enlightening of human consciousness will come to fruition. An age with a vaster view of our lives; with vaster hearts.
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