“Bird’s Lament” — Moondog
We are building a supportive community of artistic collaborators and creating links to this global community through Sponsor|Curators that allow us to connect directly city-by-city around the world. If you are interested in helping us feature arts and interests in a certain community, please consider sponsoring by City, State or Country. Info on current sponsors can be found at the link. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or if you would like to sponsor a city that we don’t have listed.
— COUNTRY | STATE | PROVINCE | PLATINUM II —
UNIQUE CREATIVE DISCIPLINES and PASSIONS . . .
There is a new energy everywhere, and ZO’s aim is to join with the already vibrant international creative community and allow the naturally-occurring transformation found in abstract connections to organically grow. Over the years, we have connected with a highly diverse range of multidisciplinary artists and it is the synergy of that distinctive abstractness that seems to be fueling and directing our path. Planning new and experimental collaborative projects among artists is our life blood and we’re honored to keep providing a space that has no pre-defined “walls.”
Plans to make our website interactive as a support forum for the 100s of artists we are connected to are still a part of our greater mission. We’ve had the skeleton for a private social network for some time, but we don’t want to launch it until we have at least 1200 sponsor/curators worldwide. This ZO Arts Global companion site to ZO Magazine is a much needed expansion and helps us organize the creative connections we have been building that are connected to over 170 countries.
Ideally, as we continue to build with other creative souls, our collaboration with other like-minded hearts could spark the dreams we have all had for a positive planet shift. We are connected to A LOT OF ARTISTS and things in our two Clouds may have moved slightly from your prior links – so if you’ve had material published here, just do a search. If you can’t find the content at the same permalink, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Ultimately, the goal is to streamline your experience and better navigate what is becoming a great resource for Artist-to-Artist support and communications. As our convergence of artists, musicians, poets, and creative souls expands, we welcome you to interact with us. Our simple mission: World Respect and Peace Through The Arts. Presentations include: art, photography, poetry, music, literary, and design offerings through our daily changing Cloud Publication.
“The planet does not need more ‘successful people.’ The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture is set.” ~ H.H.The Dalai Lama
Collectively, we are not affiliated with any political, religious, racial, cultural or social movement. Define us as creative thinkers . . . artists . . . We are ZO | Zone Other | Zone Obscura | Zone Organic
Creative Expos are one of the prime ways ZO connects with world talents. All of our Expos are open to everyone from anywhere in the world. Submissions to Expos are online only. We are always blown away by the talent that comes in and post the winners and usually the top third around the website. We’ve orchestrated Expos for teens from 13 to 19 for the past several years. Their artistry is absolutely incredible.
Each year, we change up a bit to keep the creative juices flowing with everyone. Check out the Expo page for details.
Growth of our art convergence has been organic with content and artistic offerings coming from a very natural synchronous path of development and flow. Themes of timelessness run through a lot of the thoughts here. Time, life, art and culture are all embedded in our mission concept of World Respect. Peace Through the Arts is not geared toward a certain culture, time-frame, nor certain demographic. Our Team at ZO is trying to find and use the commonality of art as our medium language and the description, artists on the horizon of a new renaissance, is literal for us.
The following thoughts from Mutha-Wit Wisdom came to us initially from a post she shared 1n 2012 and we saved it in our enormous jeweled box of ideas to pursue — and found it again in — 2018. We sent a note to her asking if we could publish it and she responded “go right ahead . . .” That is how our Zone Other | Different kind of Universe works. It is timeless. As you will discover if you go through enough of our pages, we are all sharing concepts, seeking peace and exploring human existence on an artistic level along with many others we’ve been blessed to connect with on that path of exploration . . . we’re so glad you found us!
TIME IS AN ILLUSION
COURAGEOUS DREAMING — MUTHA-WIT WISDOM
Courageous dreaming allows you to create from the source, the quantum soup of the universe where everything exists in a latent or potential state. Physicists understand that in the quantum world of the universe’s smallest, elemental parts, nothing is “real” until it is observed. But quantum events do not occur in the laboratory only. They also happen inside our brain, on this page, and everywhere around us. When you observe any part of this dream, the great matrix of energy, you can change reality and alter the entire dream.
Modern physics is describing what the ancient wisdomkeepers of the Americas have long known. These shamans, known as the Earthkeepers, say that we are dreaming the world into being through the very act of witnessing it. Scientists believe that we are only able to do this in the very small, subatomic world. Shamans understand that we also dream the larger world that we experience with our senses. Like the Aborigines, the Earthkeepers live in a world where the dreamtime has not been pushed into the domain of sleep like it has for us. They know that all of creation arises from, and returns to, this dreamtime.
The dreamtime, the creative matrix, does not exist in a place outside of us. Rather, it infuses all matter and energy, connecting every creature, every rock, every star, and every ray of light or bit of cosmic dust. The power to dream is the power to participate in creation itself. For the Earthkeepers, dreaming reality is not only an ability, but a duty, one we must perform with grace and love so that our grandchildren will inherit a world where they can live in peace and abundance.
Our multi-platform media project has a unique relation to Mutha-Wit’s writing above on a very direct and metaphysical level in the ongoing film we’ve been developing “The O.D.D. Room” — O.D.D. stands for Other Dimensional Discussion. We believe that a part of all we are doing with the magazine and with the film is changing the world that we and you live in. All of us are constantly changing life by our choices . . . and our hope is that we all will direct those choices to a positive trajectory.
“ZONE OTHER” | OTHER DIMENSIONAL DISCUSSION FORUM and ART MOVEMENT
We are HONORED by the generous souls that contribute to this publication, allowing us to share their talents, brilliance and creative gifts — and THANKFUL for what truly does work in the world — allowing us this digital forum to reach out. Certainly, there are many problems everywhere; but we appreciate the corporate geniuses, innovators and all men and women that have put together incredible organizations that both benefit and further our societies. Although ZO is very aware of the nature of business — we do not want to build primarily for profit — and our purpose is not solely to make money or achieve fame and notoriety. We are primarily peacemakers and our mission is to bring diverse people together through art and, hopefully, promote more of that.
There’s a NEW WORLD COMING through the Creative Arts.
If you’ve come to this page — you are part of making it happen!