Abstract Digital Art is about much more than pretty pictures. It is a spiritual odyssey and autobiography. It describes a fundamental change in our worldview — a remedy of sorts for an affliction of the mind that is causing so much distress in our society, so much anxiety, depression, and anger.
For centuries, we have been the victims of a worldview that I call nihilistic materialism. This book is an antidote to that spiritual poison. It presents an alternative that does not require giving up on materialism or science. It is simply the mirror image of the nihilistic nightmare. In this view, all of existence is the expression of an irreducible, fundamental ground of pure, unwavering, indestructible awareness. All things are the majestic radiance of this primordial, pure presence.
Creating abstract digital art is a great metaphor for this new vision. The pixels on the screen would be analogous to the primordial ground of awareness. The pixels never move or change, but radiate different colours and intensities of light giving rise to the many different forms and colours of the images that we see on the screen. Discovering and nurturing this new vision releases an endless stream of miracles and blessings.
It is my sincere hope that you, the reader, will discover the same hidden treasure, hiding in plain sight, that has so enriched my own life.
This second edition contains over 40 full-Color plates. It clarifies and expands a number of points that were made in the first edition.