In his latest book, Art & Design Ideas for a New Age, Nick John-Child gives us an insight into a modern artists working practice but more importantly perhaps, he has brought together some new and fascinating New Age teachings from around the globe. Through his most welcomed and innovative approach to art theory and practice, Nick links us to a whole new world of ideas and the sometimes bizarre creative societies that have spawned them. This will be a very refreshing read for many people in the artistic community that have yearned for a positive indication of hope, with a sustainable new direction, for the humble as well as established artist.
The ideas and sometimes profound philosophical statements presented in this book, as the author states, “reflect the changes in our conscious reality taking place at this time. The world system seems to be collapsing before our eyes, but actually it is growing into a new kind of freedom. As artists, perhaps we should now ask ourselves, how can this global cultural and economic change be viewed and recorded by our contemporary art? We should not get side tracked into social trivia. This change refers to the transition from Pisces, the age of duality and opposites, to Aquarius, the new age, which is a time for the individual, the unification of opposites and a new ideal. We must now become like Aquarius the water carrier, he that quenches the thirst for truth and serves to nurture the whole world.’”
As well as far some practical tips and many examples of the artists own works, this book is highly recommended for just about anyone with an interest in the creative arts, or where our creativity and our human culture may be taking us in the future.