“Formation” by Hillary Raimo 41st Photography Regional at Collar Works Gallery, spring 2019

 

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On the summer solstice 2017 I had the privilege of photographing the largest mineral collection to size in the world.

Privately owned by Richard Berger Masterpieces of the Earth Collection  is an extraordinary, mind-blowing experience of ancient elemental elders of our planet.
Living emanating beings of form. These often car sized crystal specimens included the Fontainebleau Concretions. These stunning pieces of ancient crystalline sand, water and alchemical forces of nature are some of the worlds most fascinating natural formations.

This spring I will have my first public viewing of my photographs from my visit of the Masterpieces of Earth Collection.

“Formation” will be on display at the 41st Photography Regional at Collar City Gallery in Troy New York, guest curated by Kathleen Vance and Daniel Aycock directors of Front Room Gallery in NYC.

I promised to release my images and donate 100% of the sales to helping the manifestation of Richard’s vision of a Masterpieces of the Earth Museum. So these beings of immense consciousness can be experienced by everyone. Contact Collar Works Gallery for purchase instructions & pricing.

Hidden away in an undisclosed location are these incredible beings of force and form. My experience of them was unique and powerful. My hope was to capture their intrigue, sound and spirit in my images.

Hillary

When asked what he thought of the Masterpieces of the Earth collection after viewing it,
Stephen Hawkings replied,Impressive

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Ireland The Diaries, Opens April 8th 2019

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Standing on the cliffs of the far northern sea, I whispered in the winds, all the secrets that be. The wind replied, and the sea sang a song. The grasses all bowed their heads.”

Ireland, The Diaries will feature images from my adventures in the far north of the green lands of mythical rhymes and delicate flower.

It will include a preview of select images that will be going on exhibit at the Irish Heritage Museum later this year.

Pop up gallery event / Uncommon Grounds
Albany New York,  April 8th – 30th 2019
Select work will be available for sale

2018 Albany Center Gallery Members Exhibit, Untitled Sculpture by Hillary Raimo Prompts Extreme Self-Reflection

Exhibit December 7th – January 19th, 2019 Albany, New York

Acquisition Inquires Contact
The Albany Center Gallery 
488 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207
518.462.4775 Tony Iadicicco
director@albanycentergallery.org

Body image is personal. Often steeped heavily in delusional thoughts, disassociated reality, anxieties, social pressures, age and time.

No one likes every part of themselves. Facets hidden deep below the surface buried in the subliminal landscapes. Beauty is a matter of opinion. Self & otherwise.

The disintegration of what is acceptable, like sagging skin and fat thighs.

Value changes as the crone emerges. Societal suicidal death.

Repulsive is the ability to enjoy pleasure, when you look like THAT. Dysfunctional definitions defining border walls between one & another.

Do genitals define gender? What about the biochemical reactions burning in the veins? The power of birth cannot be changed. In your face truth, like how we really feel about pain.

Let her be.

Look into the greatest fears, see how you dodge them.

Pleasure is a birth right.
Body is relative.
What one finds repulsive, another finds beautiful.

Dedicated to the year of dramatic change and #metoo.
To bond not in victimization, but empowerment. An amulet of sexual power.

“Untitled”
Clay Sculpture, 2018
Hillary Raimo

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“Untitled” Clay Sculpture (2018) Hillary Raimo, Albany Center Gallery

Acquisition Inquires Contact
The Albany Center Gallery 
488 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207
518.462.4775 Tony Iadicicco
director@albanycentergallery.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Art of Art by Hillary Raimo

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Do you really want to know all there is to know?
What then would keep you seeking?

If seeking no longer exists, what state is that?

Are you an empty vessel if you are filled with knowledge?
What else is there to know besides love?

How do you ride your horses through the cities?

Only the divine masculine can inseminate his knowledge, into her. The nucleus of the cell, fusion, dimensional. Law of nature.

Is vision the architect?
How can the dreamer preform the plan, if no one inspires the opening of the level of consciousness needed?

Is connection the answer?

What if we just let out our highest version of self unto the world and let it happen?

Words have power.

Read it again.

– Hr

 

“Dreamscape” Ponderings & Photograph on Exhibit Arlene’s Atelier – Albany, NY

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I am delighted to announce my photograph “Dreamscape” has been selected for exhibit at the upcoming Juried Student Art Show at Arlene’s Atelier in Albany, New York for the month of November.

Arlene Clement, founder of Arlene’s, will be the juror and select the winners. She has done amazing things for the local art community. Thank you to my teachers at Arlene’s  Kevin Kuhne, Jessica Hyatt and Ali Herrmann.

The winners will be announced and awarded the prizes at the Artist Reception on Thursday, November 1st, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

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Artist Thoughts by Hillary Raimo

In today’s world it is important to love one another, no matter what. The now is simply a lucid dream going your way. Learn to step outside that boundary you dread. That courage will give you strength.

The artistic process is a necessary one.

The arts have been defunded in just about every public school across our country. No matter what your political stance, how you allow this process to be expressed depends on your ability to know it. Imagine the loss of it completely and how that would change everything.

Teachers are everywhere. Lots of students. It is crucial to know how to be both and how to respect both in others.

I seek to align my creative energy with the empowerment of the arts. Supporting local art in our communities is vital to keeping the sacred divine feminine & masculine energy alive and well in all living things.

Just some thoughts of mine…

Dreamscapes differ for everyone.
Painted only by the colors of our hopes & fears.

 

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Upcoming Events:

Thursday October 18th 6:45pm BAA Monthly Meeting, presenter Peg Foley

Saturday October 27th 3pm Skytop Lounge (39th Fl), New Life Expo, Hotel New Yorker