|My name is Darrell Youker aka WINDWALKER.
Windwalker is my creative alter-persona/spiritual name.
I am a self taught and studied artist and my interest in art originated as a child watching the wondrous imagination, found in the animation of Walt Disney.
I pursued my interests in art, along with other creative outlets on and off throughout my life.
It wasn’t until 1999 and the approaching new millennium, that I began to concentrate on artistically creating as my purpose in life.
Early childhood experiences, dreams and a memory of an existence between lives, has led me to explore universal mysteries, inner worlds, various religions and esoteric teachings. Life’s experiences, an inner awareness and an inquisitive mind drives me to create and influences my artistic focus.
There is no limitation on imagination. Whenever I have an idea, I have to use my creative energies to bring it into manifestation, whether I am capable of it or not.
My success rate has been high and exhilarating.
I am stimulated by the risk to experiment with different mediums and techniques, always searching to discover a new frontier in art. As a result of this I have created a process, technique and method to best satisfy my creative vision and express my inner Awareness / Consciousness.
I call it:
Abstract Consciousness In Development
or A.C.I.D. for short.
Art for the New Millennium
The realization of developing the process began in the spring of 2002.
It is an experiment & experience in progress. This bleeding edge, singular art has gone through many stages of research & development and continues to evolve with every new work I accomplish.
I remain committed to constantly experiment with technique, technology and method in this long term objective.
The primary medium is acrylic paint although, I occasionally experiment with other paint types. The majority of the work is on Glass, but Acrylic, Canvas and Matte Board are also employed, as their use in the evolution was crucial in refining the Tao.
Painting on glass is not a new art form. I have reinvented it, thus creating an exclusively new form of art that is multi-dimensional using a 2-dimensional medium and physics.
"ART That Stands Apart".
Paintings is the term usually used, but they are more of a mindscape for the observer.
I am projecting my mental vision onto the glass and in an abstract sense, creating a portal into another dimension.
I prefer the use of bright electric colors because they stimulate the mind and stir emotions, they are also the colors that create my dreams.
The subject matter within the mindscapes varies as I take pleasure from diversity in all it’s variations, and enjoy experimenting with alternative artistic styles modified to my vision.
There are distinct variations between mindscapes;
(1) Abstracts that challenges the viewer to perceive on an individual level: (a) images within the mindscapes ( yourshock ( youker shock) / viewer’s interpretation of impressions/parallel to Rorschach) /(b) colors effecting mental interpretation and emotion.
(2) Images within abstractions that challenges the viewer to perceive on a universal level: (a) images within abstraction / abstraction within the image, thus creating multi-dimensional visages within the mindscapes, that are further enhanced by metaphysical color relations guided by artist.
Mindscapes are created using right brain / left brain in a conflicting fashion, creating on a conscious (intended / analytical) / sub-consciousness (spontaneous / channeled) level
I believe in challenging the norm and questioning the prevailing mindset.
I have also worked with self-formed acrylic sheets, taking my mindscapes to the next level by manipulating them and giving them enhanced form. The wall sculptures are prototypes and just a micro sample of what is to come in the unfolding development of the Abstract Consciousness In Development Advancement
In my world of creation, the word impossible does not exist as I am making quantum leaps in all directions with this vision.
The artistic vision is that A.C.I.D/ Glass provides dimension in depth, shifting variable color, and additional imagery within the viewer’s intellectual process as their perception develops and perspective (visual and in thought) opens pathways to the content of the image.
My metaphysical vision is to artistically remove the veil between reality and the subconscious, transporting the viewer into the realm of mental images and cosmic multi-dimensions, challenging their own being to see within and beyond themselves. My aspiration is that the paintings or (mindscapes), allows the viewer to become more receptive to the invisible world that can only be perceived through a truly open consciousness.
As you view the art images on this site, please note that only
1/10th of the actual phenomena contained in the works, transfers across a 2-dimensional web site.