John K Golson

Fine Art

John K. Golson, Teaching Wisdom  Through Word and Art

A Personal Message

We have seen beautiful moments of the sun breaking through our clouds of darkness. They are the actions of a million Saints, of Buddhas and Jesus, Mohammed and Gandhi. Robert Kennedy and how many people today, right now, standing in the streets of every nation on this tiny planet crying out. Not to be free. But, rather, we are FREE!
And so, we aspire and set the most virtuous intention. My heart aches. There remains a long journey ahead. I'm not alone. We are not alone. But those who create the chains of political and social slavery have successfully divided humanity into "special interest groups" and we often marginalize each other. I BELIEVE there is a better way, I KNOW we can overcome all these discriminations and LIVE LOVE.

 The dark chains that bind us are of our own making, we can allow this no longer, we must not look upon brothers and sisters and all creatures, the Earth itself as objects to be extracted from. We must look upon one another and the Earth as what each of us truly is ... an expression of how astoundingly creative is God, the Great Spirit, Mind, the Universe. Leave off with the names, and behold your neighbor as the fellow traveler that they are. And help each other, there is no better time than NOW. -J.
"Therm-O-Climb"-Panorama View. Photographed for Ventura Climate March, April 29, 2017. Partnered with Heather Casanave and Conceptual Artist Gwendolyn Lawrence Alley, John helped organize and acted as Photographer and DMM artist along with a team of photographers and drone pilots we captured the essence of this successful community event. See more

You'll find new media art here. For John they are like codified memory chips evoking the thoughts and feelings of a moment in time that somehow transcended the immediate surroundings. You'll find enrollment for individual and group Study/Meditation. There are visionary creative projects outlined, vehicles to transmit wisdom and practical methods to help us manage an increasingly complex future. You will find a virtuous friend whose aspiration is to transform all the scrapes, bumps and scratches of life into something rare and precious.
John K. Golson art projects, teaching, advocacy and activism for Compassionate practices and the Environment are publicly funded. Please help by making a donation today. Arms Around! -J.

The Mission

What is it? To be "conscious"? To "awaken"? And what is "it", exactly, that we awaken to? And what of this word "enlightenment". These are ways of being that John K. Golson has sought out and is continuously investigating.

John has been very fortunate to have great teachers who have shown the greatest kindness to an eccentric creative type who has crashed and burned and put forth great effort to change out his operating system. Sometimes operating systems fail, sometimes they just outlive their usefulness, and sometimes they're just mistaken. Fortunately, the OS can be changed and for the better. 

So, that is the big job isn't it? Find our happy spot, make the world a happier place, join in support of others who are doing just that, give every ounce of energy and resource to this moment and to the future in whatever way we can...

Create Waves of Lovingkindness!

"Four Friends" 2009 Altered Photography, New Media.
Working in the arts is a wonderful and amazing journey. It's not enough. Marrying that work with efforts to make a more compassionate world is a mission. John's responsibility as an inhabitant on this planet. So, John works advocating for and teaching compassion, environmental awareness and meditation for the sake of future generations and all beings dependent upon this Earth.
As a teacher and representative of the Buddha Dharma John is often called upon for personal counseling and to bring a middle way view on societal problems. John works  comforting the sick and people in the process of dying and to help others struggling to make sense of the dramatic changes our world is experiencing. In the future this will be an organization. Emerge From The Earth.
For now, John has joined in the efforts of FPMT, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and MoveOn.org. Working alongside others seeking a more compassionate world.

Create Art That Speaks of and For A Generation

Epitaph-Spirits Departed, archival inkjet on Moab Entrada Rag Bright,12"x12"
Limited Edition Signed and numbered, Inquiries welcome

Make Offerings

We're Here Together On This Sphere, Best to Develop Compassion!

You are not alone. Learn with John K. Golson. A practitioner and student of the Buddhas teachings. Devoted to lifelong learning, creating and supporting others with the shared intention of creating waves of lovingkindness. Writings and Study Groups...we'll call them Wisdom Offerings. Go here...
"To sing the praise of Wisdom.
Ancient musings and experiments echo
Like waves washing on a new found shore
Born of those who touched the Earth
discovering her great secret.
She is the sustainer and protector of this life state
a window to a more subtle reality.
Unimaginable
This beginningless cycle holding countless cosmos
All this and beyond conceived in the womb
of Wisdom."
Song for Saraswati-J.
Art: Three Sisters, Digital Mixed Media, Archival Inkjet Print on Moab Entrada Rag Bright
Limited Edition Signed and numbered. Inquiries Welcome
Please, consider helping these efforts as so many others have done and growing "Emerge From The Earth" as an organization devoted to contributing to making the world a more compassionate place. There is a lot of work to do. Will you make a donation today?
Thank you for supporting these efforts, it means so much to so many. We are not alone. -J.

Artworks by John K. Golson

"Our imprints, our environment, our journey.

We reflect, contemplate, understand and  create.

In this way do we shape a life, a hope, a future...

Of Peace..."

Photographic Art inspired by that which is common, presented from an uncommon point of view. Go here.

Art: Bridge 1, Digital Photograph, Archival Inkjet Print on Moab Entrada Rag Bright, 12"x12"
Limited Edition Signed and Numbered. Inquiries Welcome
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