December 27, 2022

Filed under: News — adamsdoyle @ 2:40 pm

I highly recommend seeing Avatar: Way of Water while it’s in theaters and I’ll explain why. There won’t be any spoilers.

The reason I feel compelled to endorse a film that’s already a blockbuster is because James Cameron and his team address themes that parallel my own mission as an artist.

The movie will of course be available in the future on the small screen. You can see the Grand Canyon on your phone if you want to, but nothing of the impact will come through. By committing to complete immersion into the film the true force of what it has to offer can be experienced.

Yes the story is science fiction. Yes the main characters are aliens. But the essence of the narrative is a truth that we are all in need of processing.

The Avatar films show that who we are is defined by our intentions and our actions, not by our race or even by our species. Our society still need to be reminded of this.

By identifying with the protagonists we experience the indigenous perspective. Time and again over thousands of years local people have been decimated by colonists. Knowing about these tragedies is not the same thing as internalizing them. We close off when we’re being lectured at. The story is the ideal form to access real empathy.

I can speak to the integrity of James Cameron not because he’s a very successful filmmaker, but because he has used his money to fund space and sea exploration. In 2012 he piloted a submersible into the deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench. He was the first person ever to make this descent. The reverence for nature and wildlife comes from a sincere place.

Pandora is an exceptionally beautiful made-up world. By experiencing the fictional planet we are reminded of how amazing our own Earth actually is. Knowing we have to take care of it is not the same thing as feeling the urgency to do so. Inspiration is a powerful fuel for intention.

The conflict of the Avatar films is colonization. We who have benefited from centuries of oppression harbor deep guilt. I believe with conviction that by having our hearts opened we can process the hurt. This is the true value of the film. This does not absolve nations of reparations nor efforts to help indigenous cultures rebuild. This is for us as individuals to acknowledge our need for catharsis.

By letting the tears fall we can begin to release our stored up collective ancestral trauma. We can then do the work that needs to be done.

This is our way forward.

December 21, 2022

Filed under: News — adamsdoyle @ 8:00 pm

You may or may not be aware of the recent development of AI that generates “art.” Users simply type in a string of keyword prompts and the program, such as Midjourney, NightCafe, or Dall-E2, produce a unique image in under a minute.

This technology is useful to a person who want to make a Valentine’s Day card for a loved one, or a skilled artist who wants to augment their own work. But the issue is that much like the dinosaurs at Jurassic Park, this beast won’t stay contained.

I feel it is important to share why this is a problem for artists, not only those who work digitally, but for the fundamental reasons of why art matters to society in the first place. Rather than get into the thick of it all at once, I think it would be better to elaborate in multiple parts in upcoming posts.

Whether or not you feel this has anything to do with you, thanks for caring enough to give this a moment of your attention 🌟

December 20, 2022

Filed under: News — adamsdoyle @ 2:55 pm

The magical thing about this time of year is that we can give our attention over to being just a little nicer to everyone. It’s easy. It’s free. It feels good. And it matters ❄️❀️❄️❀️

December 14, 2022

Filed under: News — adamsdoyle @ 12:50 pm

Check out my holiday collection of cards and prints β„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈπŸ’•

December 9, 2022

Filed under: News — adamsdoyle @ 3:56 pm

I recently spoke with the talented team at INPRNT, who are responsible for producing the fine prints and cards of my work, about life, process, and the mission to make stuff that matters. Read and if you feel inspired, share with friends πŸ•Š

December 8, 2022

Filed under: News — adamsdoyle @ 5:44 pm

Original paintings now available on Etsy 🌟
I haven’t used the shop in a while, so I gave it a polish and added a small but diverse selection of pieces.
Please have a look and pass along to anyone you feel might be interested πŸ•Š

December 7, 2022

Filed under: News — adamsdoyle @ 9:53 am

New paintings 🌟

Portrait of a deer amidst a breeze of leaves and silhouetted by the radiant flower of life symbol. The Japanese title translates as The Glow of Autumn. 

Aki No Kagayaki
Oil & digital, 17×11″

Portrait of a glowing white deer beneath the empowering flower of life symbol. The title is Japanese for The Brightness of Winter.

Fuyu No Akaru-sa
Oil & digital, 17×11″

Holiday cards & prints of both available at INPRNT ✨

December 1, 2022

Filed under: News — adamsdoyle @ 10:55 pm

Stickers; take a little painting wherever you go πŸ•Š


November 23, 2022

Filed under: News — adamsdoyle @ 4:43 pm

“Pardon Me…?” says the turkey

πŸ‚πŸ· Happy Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒπŸŒ·

Wishing you a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving.
Hoping you have a radiant day with kin and kind 🧑

November 9, 2022

Filed under: News — adamsdoyle @ 2:20 pm

New Holiday Greeting Cards 🌟

Currently 15% off

Deer of Peace

The Owl’s Gift

Birds of Paradise

Dashing Through the Sunset Glow

Pharus Spectrum

And many more!

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