“I continued to look at the flowers, and in their living light I seemed to detect the qualitative equivalent of breathing—but of a breathing without returns to a starting point, with no recurrent ebbs but only repeated flow from beauty to heightened beauty, from deeper to ever deeper meaning”
- Aldous Huxley, ‘Doors of Perception’, 1952
Aldous Huxley, English writer and philosopher, was one of the great minds of the early 20th century. A visionary with both insight and foresight, in an era still very ridged in thought, he had the curiosity and courage to explore new states of mind, new ways of thinking, and to challenge the current state if affairs. From fiction, to poetry, to political and social critique, philosophy of mind, spirituality, and mysticism, Huxley truly lived a life by the rule of leaving no stone left unturned.
This portrait of Aldous is a 16x16" oil and acrylic on a gallery wrapped stretched canvas painting. Loose and expressive, with subtle details of design, this piece seeks to capture the essence of the sincere, open curiosity, deep insight and wisdom that Huxley gave to the world.