I am Samuel Farrand, Visionary Artist, Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer & Founder of Tetramode. I have been creating Psychedelic (Visionary) Art since 1998.
Each work I create contains the presence of Duality (Void & Light) which, when the two are in harmony with one another, become Singular. Collectively, each design demonstrates a unique expression of Oneness centered around a focused theme. Much like a crystal, my work has many facets to it. I draw my inspiration from ancient and futuristic culture, sacred geometry, divine proportion, progression of the soul, architecture, esoteric symbolism, and nature.
Using my own method of digital imaging, which is rooted in fractal, recursive or logarithmic mathematics, I begin my work with the time-consuming task of illustrating several different components that will be incorporated in a design. I save each illustration in a graphics library for later reference. Once the components are complete, I begin to weave and compose all these creations together in a mindful way, resulting in one work of art.
Knowing when a design is finished is intuitive. I sense each work is finished when the completed composition begins to speak to my inner most being. My hope for the viewer is that my creations will speak to them in a similar fashion, inspiring them to contemplate and explore the collective consciousness through their own channels of inner wisdom.
At a fundamental level, all my work is a humble attempt to illustrate the multitude of ineffable layers that make up collective consciousness. Emphasis on the Void is my primary focus, demonstrated by the black foundation of each piece of art. The void is a creation myth that is talked about in many religious beliefs and cultures from around the world. The images that I compose in that black space are symbolic of light which is defined as the untapped, unbound, infinite potential that pervades time and space.
I can humbly say that I have had the priveledge to have shared the same art spaces with all the visionary greats, having my work appear at festivals across the globe in the past 2 decades. My work is also on permanent display at the groundbreaking Meow Wolf in New Mexico and Las Vegas. Please check out my webshop when you get a chance and follow me on your favorite social media channels with the links below! Love, Samuel