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Geo-Espresso Series by Minaz Jantz

'Geo-Espresso Series 2012' 
I had one of those rare moments in life, where a cross-country move, offered me some uninterrupted creative time to study Golden Geometry and Celtic knot making with books.  After several months of 'self-inflicted' lessons, I put to practice what I had gleaned from these instructional books and created a series of drawings titled, Geo-Espresso Series 2012.

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Nascent Fertility by Minaz Jantz

Divine Proportion, Sacred/Golden Geometry and Golden Ratio (1.618) is universal geometry in all life forms. It was understood and used in the ancient world by professional masters who built the Egyptian pyramids, churches and in the fine art schools, all of who were taught golden geometry fundamentals. Why is this natural math not taught in our public schools or fine art schools anymore? Why only a few artists and some science/math geeks know about universal Golden geometry?

Before the internet, one would have to hunt down old books and find someone to explain it and demonstrate the possibilities of this geometry used in art & architecture. 

Years ago, I first learned the golden geometry when studying Interior Design at Mount Royal College. The class assignments were exasperating at times but it did drill into my brain the ability to look out to nature to find the golden geometry and to help the organic spontaneity in art-making. 

I LOVE LIBRARIES and still do even with the informative internet, nothing technical beats a book on my lap. I was hooked on one book for many years and signed it out so often at the Vancouver Public Library you would think I owned the Universal Patterns by Martha Boles & Rochelle Newman! 

The book Universal Patterns has been out of print and so it took me several years to find a series of these books USED and for sale on the internet. Universal Patterns took me on a journey with step by step lessons with lots of creative art projects to try out.  more projects here. 

The world is divinely created with golden geometry which could be described as a spiritual porthole to the divine. Could GOD be a MATHEMATICIAN? 
Kaleidoscope Tango by Minaz Jantz

Past lives, future lives, heaven or something else, these concepts make it a possibility in my mind when I study golden geometry. Every molecule is connected to a pattern and every person who lives creates an energetic pattern. 

Fusion Flight for Cosmic Souls by Minaz Jantz
Golden Geometry exercises and studies lead my dreams into vivid colors and it is magnetically charged with patterns where nothing is random but is connected to GOD energy of the infinite. I am a 'witness' with a new set of eyes! 

Theological Transmigration by Minaz Jantz

Another challenge to learn was the fascinating tricky design work called Celtic Knotting. I also like to study the cultures behind the designs and find meanings behind some of the symbolism by watching historical YouTube videos of various cultures that used the knotting design to embellish their weapons, books, jewelry, gravestones, etc.
Tsnunami Manifesation by Minaz Jantz

While I was creating this series, the 2011 Tsunami hit Japan. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law had just arrived to visit their two sons living in Tokyo before the Tsunami hit. We waited for days to hear if all was well with the family and YES all of them survived!

'Tsunami Manifestation' was a response to nature and that particular Tsunami POKED us to change our ways and with nature's wake up call, many countries canceled their plans to build new nuclear plants as risks demonstrated in Japan. Since then there have been plans to close down OLD nuclear plants like in Germany and to adapt our needs for energy with wind, sun, and water.
Fast Finish at the Beginning by Minaz Jantz
Building a house from scratch can be very stressful but no less a lesson in the process of multi-dimensional geometry. Geo-Espresso series was created on a roundtable in a rental garage apartment while building our new studio and home in Seaforth, Nova Scotia. 

 Read more & see photos using new methods of building and our custom architectural design.  

Oracle Utternace in Silence by Minaz Jantz

Our home & studio design was originally influenced by the spiral and even the land coming into the house is a spiral that flows naturally throughout the interior too. We live on the ocean and the weather intensity has to be considered, utilizing better design to cope with winds and to capture the sun rays to heat our house. 

The plans where roughly drawn out on computer paper and with the collective talents of several local people we built a unique home and studio that works well for us so we can create and be JOYFUL in our personal geometry! Read more here about our Home Sweet Home here.

Fibonacci Fish in the Deep Blue Sea by Minaz Jantz

All my personal belongings and art supplies were in moving storage so I had to buy some new supplies to create art in my limited rental space. Bristol board paper has a smooth finish that makes for crisp lines using my new Ciao markers that blended well to get texture and values in the designs. 

Euphoric Shadows Transcending by Minaz Jantz

The Bristol board papers' surface responded well to my new discovery of the medium alcohol ink brand from Japan called Copic Ciao Artist Marker Inks. I bought the refills for the marker pens as I used a lot of ink layering and filling in the white space of the paper. 

Moroccan Sunset by Minaz Jantz

The Copic Markers have different size nibs for each end. I also used Staedtler and Sharpies for their different type nibs but those brands do not come with refills. Alcohol-based inks dry fast and relatively permanent and can use rubbing alcohol to create effects and clean up. I truly enjoy the drawing and painting with inks and will look forward to adding to my Copic Marker collection in the future.

Dog Blankets in Stitches #2 by Minaz Jantz

Dog Blankets in Stitches #1 by Minaz Jantz
During the time we rented our garage apartment, a neighbor Linda asked if I would help co-foster rescue dogs with her. It was pure pleasure to do so and of course, this influenced the 2 versions 'Dog Blanket in Stitches'. When a dog moves into human space, they enjoy their own blankets, toys, and pillows! My rescue Ziggy has a pillow fetish and one day there might be a painting with him on layers of pillows! To read more about the dog fosters.

Spring into Paisley by Minaz Jantz

 'Geo-Espresso'... geometry that peps up the visual like a cup of espresso! 

Until next time...try geometry on for size!...Minaz

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