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ABOUT M. VILASPASA?
  • M. Vilaspasa is a French watercolor painter born in February 1966
  • Coming from a family of printers, he was trained in web design during the early days of the Internet
  • He taught web design in various art schools in Paris (Ecole Estienne, IESA)
  • He develops web accessibility sites (for visually impaired users) for the nonprofit world
  • During the third journey to Santiago de Compostela, the artistic project American Watercolor takes shape in spirit
  • In 2020, he settles on a farm in the north of Ibiza (Spain) before the global pandemic
  • In contact with nature, he develops the intriguing project American-Watercolor
  • M. Vilaspasa puzzles with his graphic choices, as evidenced by his watercolors of American cars on fire
  • So why paint the same subject obsessively?
  • The answer was revealed to him one night in June during a sacred ceremony where he consumed acacia, an entheogenic substance
  • Discover below what was revealed to him on this date and the following ones

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The chapters below were written in French with a quill that the Serpent dropped during the first ceremony.
It is translated into English by a robot and then into other languages, including French.

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  1. Thus, in the starry night of June 20, 2020
  2. On the north coast of Ibiza, in a cave at Caló de Mesa
  3. I drank from the cup the Acacia Noctis, the thorn and its root, and saw divine visions
  4. The Zephyr blew upon my eyes, and they closed
  5. I saw a fiery storm, red and white, and in the midst, a fire
  6. The flame was a vehicle, illuminating the sky and its universe
  7. It approached me in a silent curve, and I trembled with fear
  8. Time stood still, the Serpent revealed itself, He was the spirit in the light
  9. A purple aura rippled around him, and two wings enveloped him
  10. Then a woman appeared, dressed in a black veil, in the final days of her childbirth
  11. She was the source of the soul; her name was Manah, and said in thought

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  1. M., you have seen beyond the ephemeral, open your eyes
  2. Look at the book and write, chapter after chapter, what I will reveal
  3. Contact those who have forgotten me and those who cannot see me
  4. For the first ones, the oaths of childhood have been devoured by the matter
  5. The others are young shepherds who do not yet know the morning star
  6. They dwell in doubt and await a sign of fire
  7. You will show, but few will open their eyelids
  8. Let your right hand be guided by the spirit of your left hand
  9. Then the smoke from your paintings will sow images in the clouds
  10. Water has the power to ignite the consciousness of the sleeper
  11. The visions will be revealed by the one who desires to be awakened
    North of Ibiza (Spain), June 21, 2020

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  1. During the night of the following month, I drank the cup of divine milk
  2. The vehicle appeared, and I trembled
  3. Manah was seated in the midst of green flames and said to me
  4. Watercolorist, you are the painter of inner visions
  5. When you present your images, they will burn for the one who sees
  6. By creating within the smoke, the one who sees will open their eyes
  7. The images will be revealed through spontaneous contemplation
  8. By disrupting what should be, another will be uncovered
  9. Like an apparition, images have the power to open the eye completely
  10. As a discreet agent, this light insinuates itself towards the origin
  11. It restores sight to the one who desires to see the top seen from the bottom and the bottom seen from the top

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  1. The serpent spoke and continued in a humming of wings
  2. The water will lead you, you will paint the visions on damp paper
  3. It is the hand that shapes your painting, become spectator
  4. Arabic gum in water will be your medium
  5. The paper will be stretched on a board of applewood
  6. A brush made of white rabbit hair to disperse the ink and pigments
  7. You will measure the prototype in a harmonious dimension
  8. The size will be adapted for both the eye and the journey, suitable for a close-up view and distant travel
  9. The prototype will be enlarged into a polyptych of 36 panels
  10. Each panel will be independent, but when assembled, it will form the whole
  11. Wrap them in white linen then place them in a travel box
    North of Ibiza (Spain), July 20, 2020

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  1. Pendant que j’infusais la racine jusqu’à son épine
  2. J’ai levé les yeux et j’ai vu le Serpent sur l’un des piliers
  3. Il a déployé ses ailes et m’a transporté dans une vision nocturne
  4. L’obscurité est devenue éthérée, la nuit d’un vermillon irisé
  5. Aquarelliste, rangez vos pinceaux le jour, peignez après minuit dans la solitude
  6. Peignez seul, n’acceptez qu’un chat sage à vos côtés
  7. C’est un moment d’intimité et de création en soi
  8. Plonge dans cette eau nocturne comme une corde dans une bouche ouverte
  9. Laissez le pigment vous envahir, devenir silice et dissolution
  10. Aux jumeaux opposés, à ton œil droit et à ton œil gauche, tu diras

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  1. Beloved, Manah continued, take some paper and paint the visions
  2. Let a river of fire flow from your brush
  3. Let the smoke rise to the sky to form the clouds
  4. Let the silty water overflow from the flooded river
  5. May it invade the soluble dye and prevail
  6. A blurry mutation will grow under your gaze
  7. An eternal prayer for a revelation
  8. A powder projected into a wedding wine
  9. The transformation of death into morning
  10. An oil of myrrh spreads towards the flame
  11. In love, I thanked Manah for the gifts in the water
    North of Ibiza (Spain), February 11, 2021

VII

  1. Wear black and purple linen, the bronze star around your neck
  2. For your pilgrim feet, wear leather sandals
  3. Let your hair grow and gather it at the highest point
  4. Travel light, the superfluous would weigh down your presence and slow down your quest
  5. Cross the middle sea, open the blue wooden door in Tangier
  6. You will find the guides who will be sent to you
  7. You will display the prototypes for everyone to see
  8. But the polyptychs will be assembled during a ceremony
  9. You will reveal them by unrolling them from right to left until reaching the center
  10. They will be built for those who look from above to below
  11. They will be disassembled, then you will wrap them three times in white linen sheets
    North of Ibiza (Spain), March 2, 2022

VIII

  1. In the tranquility of a garden planted with roses and carob trees
  2. I continued to paint the watercolors after midnight
  3. The flower was picked, and the seed was weighed in the north of Ibiza
  4. Then a card was drawn, adorned with a Spanish key, without a name or number
  5. Who, I am sure, opens and closes the doors of destiny
  6. So I went down the double spiral staircase
  7. Those going up and those going down cross paths
  8. Without ever seeing each other in the encounter
  9. They produce effects through causes in accordance with the law
  10. The fragrance of the Poniente blew along the path
  11. I went out through the garden gate, the third year, on St. John’s Day
    North of Ibiza (Spain), June 18, 2023

VIIII

  1. Write in the languages I will give you, said Manah
  2. Master your language because it is your watercolors that speak
  3. Free your mind, for it is through your arms that I will show you
  4. They will ask you for meaning and rationality
  5. And your response will be a question
  6. Do you see within the swirls of smoke?
  7. The one who sees will see themselves with revealed knowledge
  8. And the non-seer will consider themselves educated and cultured
  9. The experience of the image is a convergence at the top
  10. Seized by an invisible intuition, a clairvoyance
  11. It’s about illuminating the water through fire for those who wish to see
    North of Ibiza (Spain), October 25, 2022

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  1. The bronze star spins, it guides you to your path
  2. Opposing energies forge the spirit in incarnation
  3. The cosmos when you want it in a drop of water
  4. Earth and sky in one presence
  5. A sacred wheel, time by the star at its center
  6. 2 letters for the substance that will be dissolved
  7. Reversed in a revelation by the number
  8. It contains in the words a great truth
  9. It spins invisible in a circle of water
  10. It is a nocturnal dream, that of cyclical time
  11. An operation of the three times by the five directions
    North of Ibiza (Spain), May 11, 2021

XI

  1. I will place the words in the palm of your hand
  2. I will hold your mouth because the speech will be in the one who sees
  3. Art is a language of fire, it is the breath seeking the verb
  4. Look at the infinity that crowns my head and the ivy that winds around yours
  5. Art exerts a considerable influence, akin to a solar disruption
  6. Like an eruption, watercolor has the power to ignite consciousness in their darkness
  7. An opening towards the prototype and capable of performing miracles
  8. The images reveal themselves to the observer through the power of eternal awe
  9. If you confront your fear, it will course through your entire being, reaching the tips of your fingers
  10. Until the end of your brush spreading colored water, you will let fear unfold
  11. Let the fear saturate the sheet of paper, and by morning, it will have been revealed
    Paris (France), August 16, 2023

XII

  1. In the Kasbah of Tangier the visions emerge
  2. A different look, a reversal
  3. Suspended between heaven and earth, between two worlds
  4. Look inward, it’s the mirror of art
  5. An in-between of zones, a new position towards a new polarity
  6. It is a necessary moment of anticipation before a new era
  7. Take possession of yourself and hope in contemplation
  8. From within rises a hitherto unexplored force, a metamorphosis in stillness
  9. It’s a reversal of currents; embrace this inverted energy within you
  10. A time of doubt, an eternal question
  11. You are gradually leaving the old continent; you will leave it behind yo
    Tanger (Morocco), December 13, 2023

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