Fans of Alex Grey’s work will be very happy to learn that the master artist has a new book coming out in November, titled Net of Being. The beautiful new tome – perfectly suited to pride of place on your coffee table or other visible areas of your home – contains over 200 reproductions of Alex’s artwork, and includes photos of his collaboration with prog-metal band TOOL. It’s not just a visual feast though – the book also features Alex’s reflections “on how art evolves consciousness with a new symbology of the Networked Self”, and explores “how the mystical experience expressed in Alex Grey’s work opens a new understanding of our shared consciousness and unveils the deep influence art can have on cultural evolution”:
Revealing the interwoven energies of body and soul, love and spirit that illuminate the core of each being, Alex Grey’s mystic paintings articulate the realms of consciousness encountered during visits to entheogenic heaven worlds. His painting Net of Being – inspired by a blazing vision of an infinite grid of Godheads during an ayahuasca journey – has reached millions as the cover and interior of the band TOOL’s Grammy award–winning triple-platinum album, 10,000 Days. Net of Being is one of many images Grey has created that have resulted in a chain reaction of uses – from apparel and jewelry to tattoos and music videos – embedding these iconic works into our culture’s living Net of Being.