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VISIONARY KINSHIPS
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Painting is mostly a solitary affair.
But I do occasionally go out to openings
or cross entire continents
to meet up with other like-minded souls.
Each encounter is very special
- learning to see through the other's artistic gaze
and sharing a hard-earned knowledge of craft.



ATELIER IN CASTEL CARAMEL, June 2001
Florence Ménard - Ernst Fuchs - L. Caruana

...Our last day, after working together for a year.



STUDIO IN MONACO, Aug 2009
Ernst Fuchs - L. Caruana

...Meeting up again, eight years later.



CHAPEL OF SACRED MIRRORS, New York, Aug 2007
Alex Grey - L. Caruana

In the studio, just after our Entheologue discussion...


H. R. GIGER IN PARIS, Oct 2002
L. Caruana - H. R. Giger - Sybille Ruppert

...Giger had called me late one night to discuss the Manifesto.


COTE D'AZUR, France, May 2001
L. Caruana - Martina Hoffmann - Roberto Venosa

We enjoyed a few days together on the Cote d'Azur...


STUDIO DE ES in Vienna, Aug 2006
De Es - L. Caruana

We usually meet up whenever I'm in Vienna.



ERNST FUCHS OPENING, Hoorn, Holland, Sept 2002
Michael Fuchs - L. Caruana - Herman Smorenburg

Victor Linford, Viktor Safonkin and (of course) Ernst Fuchs
were also there for the opening



VERNISSAGE - LA MORT TRANSFIGUREE, Paris, Oct 2006
L. Caruana - Michel Henricot

Henricot lives around the corner from me in the Bastille.
We've shared some amazing dinner conversations...



EN GARDE! MAURA HOLDEN'S STUDIO, Madison, Aug 2007
L. Caruana - Maura Holden

Getting to know Maura was a rare experience...



AMANDA SAGE'S STUDIO in the WUK, Vienna, Aug 2006
L. Caruana - Amanda Sage

Slowly over the years, Amanda and I have become good friends...



...FOUR MEN IN BLACK, Aug 2000
Jorges X. - Andrew Gonzalez - L. Caruana - Gregoire Massonneau

The four of us had just toured the Gustave Moreau Museum in Paris.



BEFORE THE KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM, Vienna, July 2000
Bryan Ward - Voke - Amanda Sage - L. Caruana

We formed a strong friendship in the summer of 2000...



Colloquium on Hallucinations, Paris, March 2008
L. Caruana, Jan Kounen, Juan Gonzalez

Jan Kounen is the director of such films as Blueberry and Autres Mondes.
Prof. Juan Gonzalez has organized the Colloquium on Hallucinations
in Paris for a number of years.


DINNER AT MY PLACE, April 2008
L. Caruana - Jennifer Dumpert - Erik Davis

Erik was in town that week for a talk at the Palais de Tokyo.
The endless flow of wine, absinthe & conversation
created a great atmosphere that evening.


BOOM FESTIVAL - VISION GALLERY, Idhana-a-Nova Portugal 2008
Martina Hoffmann, Carey Thompson, L. Caruana, Delvin Solkinson

The organizers of the Liminal Village (which include Delvin,
Seejay and Naasko) invited us to exhibit our works
in the much-visited Vision Gallery.



BOOM FESTIVAL - VISION GALLERY, Idhana-a-Nova Portugal 2008
Luke Brown, Delvin Solkinson, Martina Hoffmann, Robert Venosa, L. Caruana

Robert Venosa & Martina Hoffmann gave a talk and workshop.
I sat on a panel with Leo Plaw, Luke Brown, Carey Thompson,
Andrew Jones & Zariat, moderated by Delvin Solkinson.


BOOM FESTIVAL - VISION GALLERY, Idhana-a-Nova Portugal 2008
Martina Hoffmann, Carey Thompson, L. Caruana, Delvin Solkinson

We spent the day exploring Mont Santos (the Holy Mountain)
outside the Boom Festival


VISIONS IN THE MISCHTECHNIK SEMINAR, Torri Superiore 2010
L. Caruana, Andrew Gonzalez, Daniel Mirante

We're discussing a painting of Daniel's
which we worked on during the seminar


VISIONS IN THE MISCHTECHNIK SEMINAR, Torri Superiore 2010
Andrew Gonzalez, David Heskin, L. Caruana

We're discussing Visionary Colour Theory
prompted by an image by Ernst Fuchs


VISIONS IN THE MISCHTECHNIK SEMINAR, Torri Superiore 2010
L. Caruana, David Heskin, Amanda Sage

As co-teachers of the seminar, Amanda & I are transmitting
our deepest teaching to David Heskin...


DINNER AT MY PLACE, March 2008
Benny Shanon - L. Caruana

Benny Shanon is the author of a phenomenological study on ayahuasca visions
called Antipodes of the Mind (which he'd just signed for me...).


COLLOQUIUM ON HALLUCINATIONS, Paris, March 2009
Benny Shanon - Luis Eduardo Luna - L. Caruana

Luis Eduardo Luna is the co-author of Ayahuasca Visions (with Pablo Amaringo)
and Inner Paths to Outer Space.











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