Less Fear, More Optimism - The Art of Creative Manifestation

Love Out Loud
re:publica 2017

Short thesis: 

How do we speed up the machine that makes our dreams come true? Much has been written about the power of focusing our enormous energy to affect a specific outcome. I have experienced this repeatedly in my life. And believe it's available to all of us. Join me as I share how I painted my wife, children and successful art career into existence. And take action to make YOUR desires real.


Stuart Sheldon created one of the billboards, an American flag posing spiralized questions about freedom. To him, it’s about urging people “at a granular level” to start over, with less fear and more optimism.”       Los Angeles Times

At 36, divorced and desperate, I simply wanted a loving family, a wife and child to share my future. I had neither. So, with nowhere else to turn, I began to draw the outline of the woman I saw in my mind's eye, arms raised, sexy, triumphant. For two years, I painted this silhouette, creating a total of 35 tableaus, each a call out to the universe. Soon after I finished the last work, I met someone. She was smart, confident, silly and gorgeous. And most amazingly of all, she looked just like the figure in the paintings. That silhouette is now my wife and the mother of our two beautiful children. And my art career is thriving like never before.

Given the absolute mess that our so-called civilization finds itself in, the dominant intention of my creative work is no longer focused inward, onto myself, but outward, onto society, where I wish to catalyze human connection and bridge building.

Join me as we explore the actions you can take to make the world better and YOUR dreams real.


Stage L2
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:00 to 10:30