I’m Eggstatic that my Surrealist thriller–Cosmic Egg Rapture–was juried for permanent display and sale at an amazing art gallery in the Ohio River town of Vevay, Indiana!
Hooyay, Community Art Center of Switzerland County!
The news came with the announcement that I also was selected to participate in the art center’s Rivertown Art Walk from June 7-9 in Vevay. The three-day event showcases an enclave of artists and artisans in media ranging from steampunk guitar sculpture and gorgeous stained glass artwork to dazzling egg creations and fantastic paintings .
For me, this honor reflects the essence of the concepts, techniques, and works of the magnificent artist Salvador Dali, which I embraced in my creation of Cosmic Egg Rapture. Here is a list of a few of those elements with media to match:
1. Salvador Dali Always Rises and Never Dies…Here I re-enact this surreal performance that Dali delivered in New York in 1965. His performance and its re-enactment by the characters in Cosmic Egg Rapture figure prominently throughout the suspense thriller.
2. The Surrealist Woman…Make no mistake-the Cosmic Egg Rapture heroine Sirena is The Surrealist Woman. This theme of the mysterious woman endowed with extrasensory aura recurs throughout surrealism in all media, including literature, but this recent music video inspired by an unmade film collaboration between Dali and the Marx Brothers just absolutely nails it!
3. Paranoiac Critical Method…This concept of induced hallucinatory state of mind to open a portal to the surrealist dimension in which both conscious and unconscious creativity fuse is a magical one that Dali illustrates to perfection in his painting, Metamorphosis of Narcissus. The video below provides an intriguing look into Dali’s application of this concept. I did my utmost to apply the paranoiac critical method through my own conversion of it into the literary trance that produced Cosmic Egg Rapture.
There’s even more to the Dali-Cosmic Egg Rapture connection, but you can read the rest of those for yourself if you like. Signed copies of Cosmic Egg Rapture are available for $15 (with special free shipping discount code) through my website at RobbHoffAuthor.com. Readers who prefer Kindle can LookInside for a sample of Cosmic Egg Rapture through this link to Amazon..