4/24/11

Grant Wallace Artwork

Man as Ego: his 6 Bodies
Grant Wallace was born on February 10, 1867, in Hopkins, Missouri, the son of a judge. His education included a B.S. from Western College in Shenandoah, Iowa, in 1889, and art classes from the Art Students League of New York.

He worked as an artist and reporter for the San Francisco Examiner, an editorial and feature writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, and a war correspondent for the Evening Bulletin in Japan and China. He wrote short stories and screen plays, including for two black and white silent movies: the story for A Blowout at Santa Banana (1914), and the scenario for the movie The Fuel of Life (1917). He also lectured on the occult.

After World War I, Wallace built a small cabin in the forest near Carmel, California, which he used as a laboratory for experimenting with telepathy, which he sometimes referred to as "mental radio." He made hundreds of drawings, charts, diagrams, and writings, attempting to reveal the patterns of life, including reincarnation, communication with intelligent life on other planets, and with dead spirits. He wrote about messages from the dead, from ancient Greeks, ancient Egyptians,Vikings, and Atlanteans, to more recent dead, such as Thomas Jefferson and Charles Darwin, and transcribed messages from and drew pictures of extraterrestrial life, especially from the Pleiades star cluster.

He died August 12, 1954, in Berkeley, California. His works were recovered from his cabin after his death, and some of his art and diagrams were included in The End is Near!, Visions of Apocalypse, Millennium and Utopia.
via: WikiPedia

His artistic approach to unraveling the mysteries of the world is very science-based, as if his graphs and charts were done to represent some kind of scientific research. Many of his works integrate the universe, human body and other dimensional qualities of existence such as ego, id, et al. Wallace also made a lot of side citations and notes all over his work, hinting at a secretive formulas and ciphers. Very fascinating work, I can almost say that his artwork is a precursor to Paul Laffoley Artwork that I've posted some time ago. Check out more of this interesting artwork after the break.



TAH-NEZH Of Mars
Zuilliuz System
Cross-Section of the Earth and Celestial Spheres 
Ruiz Radiant System from the Southern Cross
The Perfection of Man
Zu-La-Zu-Le At The Gate of Perception

17 comments:

  1. Huh. That second picture is really creepy to me. I wonder how he conducted his research. Like, just looked at the stars, meditated, etc.

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  2. I agree with the comment above; that is some scary drawing. But wow, nice find.

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  3. talented guy, very introspective

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  4. Wow. Fascinating art.

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  5. I should look into his work more. looks like an interesting read.

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  6. This is pretty freaky, but imaginative as hell

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  7. wow great post! all images saved!

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  8. Nice, I haven't heard about him before. I like the idea of retiring to a cabin in the woods

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  9. Fascinating. I want to take my time and just STUDY these images.

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  10. wish i had a cabin to go to :(

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  11. Oh wow this is very artistic. Man as Ego is very surreal. Supported and following. alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  12. The drawings look like Rat Mans murals from Portal.
    Please excuse me, I just finished the SP and this is the only thing I can think of. I promise I'll get better :)

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  13. amazing psychedlic stuff

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  14. Oh man...end of the world stuff totally freaks me out.

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  15. Wonderful post. I am writing about the home he built in Carmel. I am not sure if it was the cabin.

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