I see a pattern, but my imagination cannot picture the maker of that pattern. I see a clock, but I cannot envision the clockmaker. The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can it conceive of a God, before whom a thousand years and a thousand dimensions are as one?
– Albert Einstein

Having worked with Joseph Campbell and studied under Richard Pousette-Dart, I realized that my work would encompass myth-making, not only the mark-making of visual art. This realization led me to the inevitable conclusion that art, at least in my case, would become an interlocking component of something larger and more complex. Through my teachers, I became aware that artists could be philosophers, as much as they were painters, sculptors, poets, musicians or writers.

In 1982, through a series of accidents, I invented a creation process that employs four discrete layers of mixed media. This creation process enabled a more surrealist automatism, coupled with layered colors that formed a unique, jewel-toned color palette. From this inception I began developing the interior language of the collective unconscious in themes, subjects, pictographs, and words. Stylistically—from a visual perspective—my work generally falls within the category of abstract surrealism.

James Mahu has created an extensive body of work, with his visual art standing out as a central component. He considers himself a visual philosopher, meaning his art is an integral part of his broader philosophical explorations. These include dozens of papers, poetry, short stories, and six books that make up the project, as well as two new novels for his website: “Copernicus” and his latest release, “Scales, Fur, Feathers and Flesh”.

James Mahu’s art is deeply philosophical in nature. While his latest works are not merely extensions of his websites, he has chosen to share his artwork, particularly his latest pieces, on a new platform called For example, his new series called Portraits of Consciousness is featured in his new site, which is designed to showcase his work in the highest possible resolution and in various formats.

Aadhya Chambers

Ancient Arrow Chambers

Hakomi Chambers

Zyanya Chambers

Other Works