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Dream Flow by JustinChristenbery
Dream Flow
23"x41" acrylic on canvas

Does the dream flow from or towards the center? ... Perhaps all is center and the dream allows exploration of another possibility. Either way, Life is in the dreaming of those possibilities as well as their flowing and Self-realization is in the contemplation of both.
The Abandonment of Doubt by JustinChristenbery
The Abandonment of Doubt
42"x42" acrylic on canvas

Previously titled Metacognition. Be aware of awareness. That is when and where empowerment arises. 

10/21/2014: I've altered the title as I was never really content w/ the piece's previous moniker. Perhaps this one'll stick.

     Life is Surging at this very moment. Around you- through you... As you. Your mind is a tool slowly & tenuously mastered- a lens, of sorts, that you use to focus this Life-that-you-are. This is where many trip up:  The mind only ever remains a tool, and as powerful as it can become, it will never compare to or replace the Pure Life that we are. If the mind is a lens, what matters that lens when the light itself is at hand? The mind is useful. YOU are essential- and quite skilled at Living w/out minding your mind.

Stop trying to listen to your heart so that It can become you. Forget thinking and embrace knowing.
Flow happens... Mind is absorbed and blended into Being, and Life's sweetest nectar is tasted.


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Justin R. Christenbery
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Life is an experiment and a dream- open and submit to Its process. All potentials are born within your imagination.

Above: Live painting performance piece. Sketched/painted a room-full of rowdy locals and their entertainers.

Current Residence: Charlotte, NC US
I think art's promise is a released and empowered soul. It's less about the art made than the energetic act of creation itself. Somehow, the process unlocks something within those who hear the call to create & respond. We can always be more than we are, and it is the creative act that reveals the truth of this to the conscious mind.

     Changes, changes....
        The call to create resounds... is a time of accepting, choosing, and engaging Life's process on every level.

     Personally, I'm looking to deeply apply everything I've learned. About painting, love, short about Life & being human. I think  big surprises are just around the corner for us as a species. We are capable of so much more than we have dared let on, but there are those who are tired of holding back. More than that, they are realizing that the time for holding back- & there was a long, long time for that- is passed.

J. R. Christenbery, 11-15-11

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The Abandonment of Doubt by JustinChristenbery

The Abandonment of Doubt

December 17, 2014
24x24 Inch



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DarthZeeK Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
angela808 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
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Fredyochu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Thanks for these wonderful Colors.
Keep posting :)
JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure- & thank you. Will do
KasumixAmaya Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is totes lovely!! 
JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Snashyle Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! :party: :cake:
Hope you have a good one!
ericbernut Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful gallery.Rgds Eric
A-Separate-Reality Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconrightthumbsupplz::iconsmile--plz:   Good Stuff!!
LilliandilRosetta Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love lve love love love!!! your work!! its so mesmerizing! no matter what happens never stop creating such beautiful art pieces!! im definitely watching!
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