The world is shifting towards a new centre; one in which the diferences
between the West and the East are becoming increasingly more obvious. We
seem to be engaged in a fracas between areligion, religious absolutism
and a battle between Christian concepts of good and bad. In the English
speaking world we are no longer subject to the dogma of Western religion. For better or worse, there is a growing ackowledgement of the concept of Satan,in all it's definitions.
Fear is struck in the heart of establishment; that perhaps man is evil by default; and should
embrace this. A complete reversal of the conventioanal dogma that says
'abandon all base instincts'.The battle between the Darwinian theory that we
do not descend from Adam and Eve, but rather from an accident of the universe.
Therefore there cannot be a God, the theory goes.
Although I have toyed with darkness and an occassional submission to malignant
unseen forces I do, by enlarge have faith in a greater good. After my work in the Psychic Art field, I had realised, perhaps cynically, that humans are not strong, that most humans have no aknowledgement of their inner world, that is; the part of us that is unseen in the
material world. I have begun to think that there is something to be said for the idea of being content about living in the material world. We have two sides to us, the material and the spiritual.The beings, beasts and figures in my representational works reflect an inner turmoil. But all my work is a part of a grander scheme to ackowledge a greater picture.
gary j campbell