Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Paul Laffoley

Paul Laffoley has been described as a "visionary painter, designer, futurist, and hyperspace cartographer." Laffoley attended Brown University, graduating in 1962 with honors in Classics, Philosophy, and Art History.

During a CAT scan of his head in 1992, a cylindrical piece of metal 3/8 of an inch long was discovered symmetrically lodged in Paul's brain. It is in the exact middle of his head, in the occipital lobe of his brain, near the pineal gland. The CAT scan was advised by his dentist, after noticing something unusual in a routine x-ray before a root-canal. The dental technician asked Laffoley "Uh ... Sir, have you ever been shot in the head?" Local Mutual UFO Network investigators declared it to be "an alien nanotechnological laboratory." Laffoley has come to believe that the "implant" is extraterrestrial in origin and is the main motivation behind his ideas and theories. (quote from www.laffoleyarchive.com)

Visionary genius or obsessed weirdo-- decide for yourself. Actually, the majority of great artists could be described as obsessed weirdos, come to think of it.

What I know is this: I find his work and his life story to be thoroughly fascinating.

You can read more about Laffoley by clicking here. There is also a ton of information on Laffoley's website: www.laffoley.com.

Note: the images below were found on a number of different websites; many of them did not have dates. This work was created between the mid-1960s and the present time. As far as I have been able to ascertain, Laffoley works mainly in oil paint, and sometimes in acrylic, and at a fairly large size-- typically around five or six feet square.

(As usual, you can see larger versions of each image by clicking on them.)

Vision of a Just World

The Solitron

The Solitron - zoom of double Mobeius strip with sigils & Tesla tech

The center of the Solitron

The Telenomic Process of the Universe

Cosmolux - redesigning the universe as a singularity

World Soul of Plotinus

The Kyklos of Hermocrates

The Geochronmechane

Geochronmechane - main orbital system

The Orgone Motor

Fractal Cube from The Orgone Motor

Dimensionality: The Manifestation of Fate
(click on this image for a really LARGE view)

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