Good News - Chi Art painting by Chi Jen LiuIn this article about Grand Master Chi-Jen Liu’s Chi Art, he describes the inspiration for his paintings. His feng shui art – Chi Art - is completely different from traditional art in function, technique, concept, pattern, and subject matter. It is created according to a unique combination and understanding of the natural laws and theories of the Yi Jing, Yin Yang, Five Elements, feng shui, cosmic symbols, and the Chinese language. The light, colors, and shadows in his paintings are reflections from Grand Master Liu’s meditations, visions, and dreams. The purpose of his art is to balance the unbalanced energy of the individual, based on the nature of their astrology and the feng shui of their living environment.

It is an exclusive human blessing to have the ability to create art from the depths of your spirit. Nature’s laws are based on truth. The truth of who you really are, not that which is trapped in a physical and materialistic world; but what you are as a soul - an energy.

Art can help you remember your dreams and goals. It frees your thinking; gives you unlimited imagination and visions. No matter what kind of techniques or materials are used, no matter if you make classical images or abstract ones, they are all art because they are all intended as true expressions of the soul. Art only differs in medium and levels of expression. Whether the artwork looks like scraps of garbage, someone’s hobby, hangs on a museum wall or over someone’s fireplace, it is still art. The level depends on what inspired the image. Some are inspired by earthbound references, dreams, or concepts. I am inspired by universal messages and energy.

My paintings are based on the synergy of cosmic patterns, colors, and symbols to create a frequency that will help individuals get back in touch with their original and balanced chi -- in harmony with universal energy. I was born with the ability to receive these cosmic messages. I see symbols, hear sounds and sense frequencies and patterns that circulate the universe. I call these messages "fantasy language." From this, I create "Chi Art" -- my own form of expression. These paintings are manifested from original sensations and subconscious feelings. They are images beheld by my third eye - -the eye of awareness that opens when one is in deep meditation or when one communes with divine power and sees the world on spiritual dimensions.

Ancient mantra diagrams are often integrated into my work to invoke energizing effects. Mantra diagrams are charms made of specific signs and symbols based on cosmic frequencies that were recorded, charted, and studied by ancient sages (which create the basis for the Yi-Jing). These paintings can help you be sensitive to your condition, release stress, create a loving home, increase business fortune and ultimately, help you reach your fullest potential. My purpose is to help mankind overcome physical and mental disease, ignorance, negative karma and the many levels of suffering that occur when we have lost connection to our spiritual energy.

Mantra charms are helpful, but they can be more effective when they are empowered by special images. Sometimes, I dream about ascending green mountains. In climbing the mountains, I reach gates at different altitudes. Each gate is painted red and intuitively, I know that each gate symbolizes ten years of human life. As I progress higher and higher and pass more and more gates, I reach a crown in the mountain. A soaring pagoda appears before me -- it represents that I have reached a high goal. I can sense the symbolism: the climber of this mountain is experiencing life’s journey and will have a long, accomplished life. This message was sent to me by cosmic powers. I know I must use the elements from my dreams to help other people. In this case, a painting inspired by this vision would be helpful to someone who wants a prosperous and long life. For those who see these paintings, they are often inspired to start living better and healthier because it feels right. It emanates energy that has a balancing effect.

I have also created my own version of "Fantasy Art.”  (Translated from miao tu tian ying. Miao can be defined as purity, perfection and mystical; tu translates as painting; tian means heaven; ying can mean poetry, music, sound or message.)  It is the epitome of individualized beauty. Everyone´s perception of beauty is different, but what is true for everyone is where we find beauty. Beauty originates from nature. Thus, it is nature itself that inspires these paintings. Natural elements, patterns, textures and diagrams like streams, morning dew, bubbles, shadows, water, mountains, fire, smoke, clouds, swirls of wind, stars, mist, and a spectrum of colors all join forces. They symbolize that everything is in constant flux and everyone sees something different in nature that appeals to them.

Beauty is of the moment and subjective. We only see what we are attracted to -- where we feel magnetism. This force is based on the flow of energy from our past lives and karma, our mind-body system, our inborn energies, and our needs and wishes. These factors influence the way we see and find beauty and define what we need in order to become balanced. These paintings are in harmony with the law of nature and become a reminder of the inherent beauty within our souls.

"Heavenly Poem Art" is another original form of expression. I combine multiple levels of space, several dimensions, different solar systems, various planets, time, various energy forms, light spectrums, frequencies, music, vibrations, mantras and mudras into one. These paintings are like a new language that enlightened persons can learn and benefit from. The specific patterns enhance meditation and visualization and fit the purification needs and level of the individual. Each piece has a different function and message. I create these paintings for those who already have an understanding of the invisible flux and flow of universal energies and law of nature. I paint to make others feel good and I feel good doing it.