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IN GOD WE TRUST

February 18, 2016
Chor Boogie, an artist widely known for his colorful, dynamic style known as Modern Hieroglyphics on canvases and murals around the globe, ventures deeper into the realms of political and conceptual art.

Chor Boogie presents:

In God We Trust.”

U.S. currency $1-100, 3-D replica of a human skull, resin, 24 carat gold tooth.

“I’ve been asking,

‘What does this piece mean to you?’

Thank you for your sincere responses. If you haven’t yet shared your reflections, I’d love to hear from you. Please post your responses on my Facebook or Instagrampages.

Now, I offer you my personal artist’s statement for this new piece, ‘In God We Trust.’

This piece is not intended to disrespect God.

This piece is intended to reveal how governments and the powers that be disrespect God.

Where corruption reigns, pimps, priests, and politicians exploit God to oppress, feed greed, bolster political agendas, reinforce class inequality, and fuel wars.”

– Chor Boogie

Editing and conceptual contributions by E. Bast

Money on the Collective Mind

Money is simply a conduit or medium for energy and intention.

Money is only a means to an end, not an end in and of itself.

If money is the ultimate end, then it will be THE END.

When the primary aim in life is money, the soul has been sold. Such people are dead, whether they are breathing or not.

It’s not money that’s evil. It’s people with polluted minds and hearts that are a menace.

It’s not currency that needs to be wiped out. It’s the exploitative mindset that needs to change.

The Art of the Sale

In our society, salaries can sometimes influence people’s sense of self worth and the monetary price of objects can determine their social value.

It says a lot that school teachers are paid far less than professional athletes. It says a lot that some people will pay over $100,000 for a sense of importance in the form of a designer purse.

It says a lot that the value of an artist’s work can depend on the proliferation of a trend rather than the quality of the work itself. it says a lot that the value of an artist’s work has the potential to sky rocket after his or her death.

In the end, people have the power to determine the value of services, material goods, art, and even human life.

Kill One, Kill All

The status quo of psychopathic corporations is “profit by any means necessary.”

People who poison the planet and poison other people for the sake of profit are ultimately killing themselves, as we are all ultimately connected to the ecosystem and to each other.

The gold tooth on the skull expresses the insatiable greed of people who cling to their wealth even at the expense of life – theirs or others.

Come One, Come All

So how are we going to bring life where there is death?

By changing our minds, changing what’s inside of our skulls, and changing our destructive relationship with money into a socially conscious one.

By giving the skull a voice, the collective voice of the people.

First Exhibition

In God We Trust” will be first exhibited at Mesa College in San Diego on Thursday February 11th, 2016. The opening reception will be 4:30-6:30pm followed by a lecture and public conversation. The show runs through Thursday March 3rd, 2016.

Let’s Collaborate. 

Come and share your interpretations and reflections on a live audio recording at the first exhibition.

Up until the first exhibition, you can write your reflections on Chor’s Facebook and Instagram.

Together, we will bring the skull back to life.

Evolved Exhibitions

In later exhibitions, the skull will speak the voice of the people with the collective audio recording from the first exhibition, and selected comments from social media will be featured on a multi media installation.

Spaces for later exhibitions of the revived skull TBA.

Suggestions for final exhibition spaces are welcome.

Stay tuned

CONNECT with the Divided States of America page and watch for new projects leading up to the 2016 elections.

Gratitude and Respect,
The Chor Boogie Team

PS – The only certainties in life are death and taxes.

For interviews and appearances contact:
chorboogiemngmt@gmail.com

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IN GOD WE TRUST

January 30, 2016

in god we trust

In God We Trust.”

U.S. currency $1-100, 3-D replica of a human skull, resin, 24 carat gold tooth.

"I've been asking,

'What does this piece mean to you?'

Explore the incredible public response to this question on my Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CHORBOOGIE01) or Instagram (https://instagram.com/chorboogie) pages.

Now, I offer you my personal artist's statement for this new piece, 'In God We Trust.'

This piece is not intended to disrespect God.

This piece is intended to reveal how governments and the powers that be disrespect God.

Where corruption reigns, pimps, priests, and politicians exploit God to oppress, feed greed, bolster political agendas, reinforce class inequality, and fuel wars."

- Chor Boogie (http://www.chorboogie.com)

Editing and conceptual contributions by E. Bast (http://www.baptizeyourmind.org)

Money on the Collective Mind

Money is simply a conduit or medium for energy and intention.

Money is only a means to an end, not an end in and of itself.

If money is the ultimate end, then it will be THE END.

When the primary aim in life is money, the soul has been sold. Such people are dead, whether they are breathing or not.

It's not money that's evil. It's people with polluted minds and hearts that are a menace.

It's not currency that needs to be wiped out. It's the exploitative mindset that needs to change.

The Art of the Sale

In our society, salaries can sometimes influence people's sense of self worth and the monetary price of objects can determine their social value.

It says a lot that school teachers are paid far less than professional athletes. It says a lot that some people will pay over $100,000 for a sense of importance in the form of a designer purse.

It says a lot that the value of an artist's work can depend on the proliferation of a trend rather than the quality of the work itself. it says a lot that the value of an artist's work has the potential to sky rocket after his or her death.

In the end, people have the power to determine the value of services, material goods, art, and even human life.

Kill One, Kill All

The status quo of psychopathic corporations is "profit by any means necessary."

People who poison the planet and poison other people for the sake of profit are ultimately killing themselves, as we are all ultimately connected to the ecosystem and to each other.

The gold tooth on the skull expresses the insatiable greed of people who cling to their wealth even at the expense of life - theirs or others.

Come One, Come All

So how are we going to bring life where there is death?

By changing our minds, changing what's inside of our skulls, and changing our destructive relationship with money into a socially conscious one.

By giving the skull a voice, the collective voice of the people.
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Heart Medicine Campaign

March 25, 2015

Feel Free to Donate or Share Trust me the cause is the Truth  .. we have to care about these little ones

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/heart-medicine-a-true-love-story

HEART MEDICINE CAMPAIGN

 

IMG_5133LOVE

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From Africa with LOVE from Iboga to the wedding chapel ..

February 1, 2015
here are some recent photos of my RIGHT OF PASSAGE ..INITIATION  into the BWITI … and MY REAL WEDDING .. ILOVE IT ENJOY..
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to better explain these pieces .. is nothing more than LOVE …coming from a balanced perspective hence the fact that both polarities exist and are not going any where … so the main question is ..which frequency or polarity are you working from chor boogie??? …. let me explain .. i needed a new approach to my life art and skill   which all could run in the same context of life art skills.. so me and my wife went to Costa Rica to experience the plant medicine IBOGA.. from a shaman from Africa named Patrick Moughenda a 10th generation bwiti  shaman from his homeland in Gabon Africa… see i was getting real complacent in my life and slipped back into past lessons that included addiction .. like i said i needed a change .. my wife and i went to Costa Rica and partook in this traditional ceremony with Moughenda.. this was two sessions of intense internal reality checks that was very gradient … it started from the darkness and brought me to the light …i spoke with my inner self/soul my family.. some that have past away… some living and experienced a multidimensional facet of nature experiences understanding where we really come from to the point of loving me and who i am even more than i already did… things lie dormant in your body since birth and growing up in life ,,we do things to ourselves that are just not plain good … sometimes we need a reset button ..that was the experience i had .. i seen darkness/demons from with in ..to celestial angels when i came to the light … questions where asked about past present and future …but yesterday is history tomorrow is a mystery today is a gift ..that’s why we call it the present … but when it comes to my career as an artist i had to know… my question was ” Am i going  to be apart of arts history” the answer was “YES” out loud… see the medicine doesn’t bull shit ..just straight direct answers ..that TELL THE TRUTH.. as the shaman puts it.. so this leads into my recent style i created …
  As i was in vision coming from a gradient dark to light ..in other pretenses is the same way i create when i work from color gradient’s… darkest to light… as i was participating in uplifting my life through iboga ..in the internal sessions i turned into some sort of LOVEMAN superhero and was battling these dark forces with in and was throwing these warm hearts around all through my mind ..my heart ..my body and the feeling started as a cold feeling when it was negative and hate and fear was involved .. but as i was healing my self with these hearts the temperature would rise to a warm feeling ..which is LOVE.and would overcome those negative feelings. i was shown loving my self from within is the way .. yeah you may say ..ahh i feel that way naturally .and i used to say that … but once i really understood love through this container called iboga that gave me a WAKE UP CALL ..i really understood that i didn’t love my self ..thought i did .. because of just that ..THOUGHT ..my love was more in my head… in my brain ..than in my actual heart .. so  now i think from my heart rather than my brain …my mind doesn’t control me i control my mind.. this all leads to the actual love into my paintings… as the shaman says.. “you just keep painting “.. so when it comes to the actual hearts in my paintings its the heart movement .. the actual movement of the hearts .. with in each piece the hearts are moving from the minds eye or consciousness or the hearts eyes of consciousness through multidimensional emotional landscapes of melodic symphonies through color therapy ..this  all from my visions ..in each series i create all that relates to my visions … the way i seen women as celestial goddesses that i needed to respect as though my journeys in the dark side i was disrespecting women treating them like pieces of meat womanizing them.. now i see them as the ultimate mothers so far more closer to mother earth than we/men think .. birth rights i call it … its not putting anyone on a pedestal its putting them/us beyond the distractions its putting us on that higher frequency we need to operate from ..Einstein said it best if we operated from the utmost capacity and percentage that are brains  are capable of we would be some sort of celestial beings… i honestly think we just need to add HEART to that as well then  we can increase it further..
this is not taking away from but adding to my color therapy style …/purgatory style
/modern hieroglyphic style..simply because it feeds into the balance of things .. some people want to see love some people want to see hate.. my purpose is to combine the two basically to WAKE UP… there is no right or wrong .. but like  i said there are frequencies to operate from ..i do just that .. tapping into that percentage of my heart mind body soul  to basically SHARE with the world love is truth truth is love..from which my visions showed me in bright big words the word SHARE..LOVE …TRUTH
Nature elements in the each piece as well are a must like boogie birds in representation of the animals and flowers reason being is that honestly nature is an element of what we are made of … …so when it comes to the balance the yin and yang the dark and light ..i have creations that come from darkness now i have creations that come from the lightness .. i always said real art is the inner reflection of each individual artist…a visual mirror being painted ..painting the visual mirror… as you can see when the creations are made for a mere show and tell.. another reason  the heart is painted white or light is because when it comes to perspectives of color therapy and i asked the shaman why they painted them selves in white he said .. white resembles light resembles the shine ..black resembles invisible ..not necessarily a bad thing its just invisible light and dark/mind ..red resembles the blood flowing through your veins/sex .. blue resembles the air we breath/lungs green/brown resembles the earth  orange/yellow resembles the fire  the gold/sun /birth/voice  purple/white resembles the heart … reasons are for reasons are for everything .. i detoxified my life in this pursuit of happiness ..internal happiness i found ..with love/hate lessons combined along with my color therapy journey as i truly found the meanings of certain colors to happily saying that… I AM AWAKE..
as we begin the moments of here and now together we will share the love and when each of us becomes a pure instrument then love is made manifest in man
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Boogie Bird archival PRINTS ..available soon..

October 15, 2014

CREATIVE INNOVATIVENEST center boogiebirds nest_1 punk rock_1

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LOVE VISIONS

October 1, 2014

I LOVE U the LOVE dance BASSE`LOVE

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FAMILY LOVE

September 19, 2014

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