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Ho Baron has devoted 30 years to creating his collection of intuitively modeled sculptures that firmly establish him as a visionary artist. In Gods for Future Religions, the artist weaves a story of a mythical kingdom where his surreal sculptures play Jungian archetypal roles. Seventy sculptures are boldly and beautifully displayed along with his lively interpretation of h Ho Baron has devoted 30 years to creating his collection of intuitively modeled sculptures that firmly establish him as a visionary artist. In Gods for Future Religions, the artist weaves a story of a mythical kingdom where his surreal sculptures play Jungian archetypal roles. Seventy sculptures are boldly and beautifully displayed along with his lively interpretation of his imagery. His personal anecdotes, observations and artist's story enhance his narrative as he unveils the steps of his visionary creative growth. The 119 color and black-and-white illustrations also highlight samples of his earlier pen-and-ink drawings and experimental drawing on his photographs. Written for a general audience, this title will appeal to all readers with imagination. Baron's earlier work, El Paso: A Hoverview, is in public, academic and art libraries across the country. With line drawings in the skies of cityscapes, the work is an experimental photographic exploration of his hometown. Now with Gods for Future Religions, Baron focuses on his surreal reliefs and three-dimensional sculpture, allegorically interpreting them into a worldly fable. Raised in El Paso on the Mexican border, after receiving his MA in English Baron taught in the Peace Corps in Nigeria and Ethiopia in the 1960's. He later settled in Antwerp, Belgium as the resident photographer in a cartoonists' collective. In the late 70's, Baron returned to the US and began his studies in sculpture, first at the Philadelphia College of Art and later at the University of Texas. His sculpture has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and Mexico and in public art venues. He is a retired librarian/instructor and a full-time artist.


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Ho Baron has devoted 30 years to creating his collection of intuitively modeled sculptures that firmly establish him as a visionary artist. In Gods for Future Religions, the artist weaves a story of a mythical kingdom where his surreal sculptures play Jungian archetypal roles. Seventy sculptures are boldly and beautifully displayed along with his lively interpretation of h Ho Baron has devoted 30 years to creating his collection of intuitively modeled sculptures that firmly establish him as a visionary artist. In Gods for Future Religions, the artist weaves a story of a mythical kingdom where his surreal sculptures play Jungian archetypal roles. Seventy sculptures are boldly and beautifully displayed along with his lively interpretation of his imagery. His personal anecdotes, observations and artist's story enhance his narrative as he unveils the steps of his visionary creative growth. The 119 color and black-and-white illustrations also highlight samples of his earlier pen-and-ink drawings and experimental drawing on his photographs. Written for a general audience, this title will appeal to all readers with imagination. Baron's earlier work, El Paso: A Hoverview, is in public, academic and art libraries across the country. With line drawings in the skies of cityscapes, the work is an experimental photographic exploration of his hometown. Now with Gods for Future Religions, Baron focuses on his surreal reliefs and three-dimensional sculpture, allegorically interpreting them into a worldly fable. Raised in El Paso on the Mexican border, after receiving his MA in English Baron taught in the Peace Corps in Nigeria and Ethiopia in the 1960's. He later settled in Antwerp, Belgium as the resident photographer in a cartoonists' collective. In the late 70's, Baron returned to the US and began his studies in sculpture, first at the Philadelphia College of Art and later at the University of Texas. His sculpture has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and Mexico and in public art venues. He is a retired librarian/instructor and a full-time artist.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Eugenio Abraham

    Yo solo iba a comprar pan. A una panadería allí por la calle Piedras en El Paso y como estaba bonita la mañana nos fuimos caminando. Y entonces de repente, allí sobre la calle Piedras no pude dejar de notar una casa en una esquina con un gran jardín poblado de seres surrealistas como amalgamados de muchas culturas y mitologías diferentes, ah sí, y una barda con lo que podría ser una psicodélica pintura de ojos budistas ¡por supuesto que me tenía que acercar a tomar fotos! Lo que siguió fue que u Yo solo iba a comprar pan. A una panadería allí por la calle Piedras en El Paso y como estaba bonita la mañana nos fuimos caminando. Y entonces de repente, allí sobre la calle Piedras no pude dejar de notar una casa en una esquina con un gran jardín poblado de seres surrealistas como amalgamados de muchas culturas y mitologías diferentes, ah sí, y una barda con lo que podría ser una psicodélica pintura de ojos budistas ¡por supuesto que me tenía que acercar a tomar fotos! Lo que siguió fue que un señor salió de la casa y muy amablemente nos invitó a pasar a ver mas de cerca las esculturas que están alrededor de toda la casa e incluso a entrar a un taller/galería adentro de la misma, esta persona pronto descubrí es Ho Barón, el artista y creador de estas increíbles piezas. Así fue como me hice de este libro hace unos años, pero no me había dado el chance de leerlo. Yo iba por pan… y me tope con un panteón, en el sentido griego de la palabra (“pan” todos, “teon” referente a los dioses). Gods for future religions, es un paseo por el propio panteón que es el arte de Ho Baron, sus técnicas e influencias. No solo las esculturas son surrealistas, también podríamos decir lo mismo de los textos pues cada una de sus piezas tiene una historia y lugar propios dentro de este reino mitológico. Me recordó un poco a American Gods de Neil Gaiman. Y bueno, más allá de eso, también hay interesante reflexiones sobre temas como política, religión, cultura, sociedad… y suficientes referencias al trabajo de Carl Gustav Jung como para ponerme a investigarlo. Termino dejando un intento de traducción de uno de mis párrafos favoritos de la introducción: “¿Soy espiritual? No uso mucho esa palabra, por que las connotaciones son vagas. Ni siquiera estoy seguro de que significa. ¿Es acaso estar obsesionado con una doctrina tradicional? Yo me invento mi propia doctrina. El proceso creativo es de hecho espiritual, no espiritual religioso sino de vida espiritual. Se que poseo ese espíritu de algo llamado arte cuando modelo mis dioses, cuando escribo, cuando pienso y observo. Llamo a mi arte un nirvana espiritual, convirtiéndolo en un despertar espiritual, un limbo mental/no mental atemporal que me pone en el paraíso. Hay muchos significados de vivir una vida espiritual, y requiere vivir con pasión creativa. La pasión conduce al espíritu creativo, motivando, incansable, a vivir hasta que el cuerpo que alberga a ese espíritu muere. No podemos escoger la manera en que morimos, pero podemos escoger la manera en que vivimos. Debemos hacer nuestros propios caminos y realizar el viaje que hace que la vida valga la pena. ¡Viajar en el sendero del arte, es un buen camino! “ Ho Baron. Ah, y si regresamos a casa con el pan, aunque ya no fue para desayunar 😉

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