Newest book from OIA!publishing is ‘Beings vol 3: shadows and echoes’ by Initially NO.
Beings is an adult picture book. It is engaging, challenging and entertaining. Through automatic art that, takes on the form of cartoons with captions and speech bubbles, identity, diversity and social acceptance is explored through the automatic thinking process of feelings. 184 pages, in a 8” x10” format, the Beings books are an great way to communicate complex psychological and social issues, in an informal, authentic manner, with the layers of complexity that are so often denied. You can purchase Beings for only $10.
Beings books are great as a coffee table book, excellent for waiting rooms, cafes and certainly a necessary collection for any organisation working in adult social welfare, rehabilitation, or therapy. It’s also a book that might give you a glimpse into what is possible in art, if we truly let go, don’t contrive our drawings, hold conversations, listening to speeches, music, poetry, lectures, or work on the phone while we draw things we didn’t even know we were capable of conceiving. This is the reality, for Initially NO, while she automatically draws from her mind’s eye, letting the hand wander, paying no, or very little cognitive attention to what she’s doing. It is about the power of multitasking, the power of letting go of the conceived idea of what drawing is, that constraint of ‘do a mini-me approach’ many tertiary fine art schools have. This mimicry is fine for technical drawing, but it does nothing for the intuitive creator that has the urge to think about their feeling in images. Yes, think, feeling is thinking! And expressing those authentic feelings intelligently, without contriving means society can shift large obstacle that block its progress.
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Along with volume 1&2 of ‘Beings’ books by Initially NO