Matthew Sabey Art

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The Reasons Behind My Artwork

The way we view the world is based on paradigms from our personal experience. We may compare this through the idea of light and dark, yin and yang, or even hot and cold. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is said that man sits between heaven and earth and thus, all aspects of nature play a role in the wellbeing of an individual. In modern physics we simply describe this behavior in the study of quantum mechanics. Humans play a vital role in this earth, every single one of us. Yet we have become stuck, forgetting how much our impact matters on our surroundings. Our emotions, beliefs and actions significantly impact the environment, wildlife, and the planet. We have created a disconnect from the very place we are meant to be; the natural earth. 

Without intention and an understanding of our impact, we lose sight of our surroundings and more so, ourselves. Today we witness a significant rise in chronic disease with a dependence on extra strength laboratory medicine just to get through day to day life. This is where we have come to find we are missing the whole point. In traditional medicine, chronic disease is known as a separation from “the self.” This is when we follow our ego rather than our destiny-where it is we truly want to go in life. This creates constant struggle, burden and hardship on our physiological function and our spirit. I know this, because this was me. 

My art is here to bring back what has been lost; what I lost. I am here to bring the spirits of nature back into view with an intent to heal the thickened disconnect of man from earth. Through use of spiritual energy channeling and five element theory; my artwork creates compositions that are holistic and natural. I believe if man has any hope to heal, the reflection of himself through the eyes of nature is where he should look first. 

-Matthew Sabey Smith

I believe if man has any hope to heal, the reflection of himself through the eyes of nature is where he should look first.

-Matthew Sabey Smith