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Rudy Gutierrez’ musical art therapy

A Rudy Gutierrez painting of a guru and musicians in dynamic, multi-sensory, surreal style, shares features with ayahuasca and peyote art. Structuralist analysis against the universal archetype model, demonstrates a high level of integration between conscious, subconscious and natural or ultimate meanings. The main theme in Musicians is type 10 Teacher, including staffs (flower stalks, guitars), metal (trumpet, guitars), market, disc (halos, spirals), council (collage), ecology (plants), and school (choir ‘buds’).

Artist Rudy Gutierrez illustrated music album covers for jazz, rock and reggae artists (John Coltrane, Gerald Albright, Roy Hargrove, Pablo Moses). He also painted the Jimi Hendrix 2014 memorial postage stamp, and many book covers. His painting of a guru or music producer with a collage of musicians is typical of his dynamic and multi-sensory, surreal style, sharing many features with ayahuasca and DMT art, such as spirals and vines. Structuralist analysis against the archetype model of universal subconscious expression, demonstrates a high level of integration between conscious, subconscious and natural or ultimate meanings in this Gutierrez work.

Gutierrez sees art as therapy, visual art and music as connected, and is anti-drugs, like DK Dyson. He is also an arts academic and teacher. The dominant general theme in the Musicians painting is revealed by extra features of type 10 Teacher, typical of raised arms (here of all ten characters), staff (flower stalks and guitars), metal (trumpet, guitars), market, disc (halos, spirals), council (collage), ecology (plants), and school (choir ‘buds’). Another general theme is the polar triangles, typical of limb-joints (here raised arms, and active postures).

Rudy Gutierrez; Guru and musicians (after Abduzeedo. Archetypal labels and axial grid by E Furter). His multi-sensory surreal style shares many features with ayahuasca art. Archetypal analysis demonstrates a high level of integration between conscious, subconscious and natural or ultimate meanings in this work.

Type Label; Character (noting archetypal features):

2 Builder; John Coltrane (hero) with trumpet (twist).

2c Basket; Geometric (weave) bird. And guru’s ear (maze).

3 Queen; Guru’s left eye.

4 King; Guru’s implied third eye.

5a Priest; Guru’s right eye (‘priest’, hyperactive, assembly), pouring water (water).

5b Priest; Musician?, face frontal, sits on a sunflower.

5c Basket Tail; Two sunflower (weave) heads (plant, disc).

6 Exile; Bryan Adams or Bruce Springsteen, on a rose flower (tree).

7 Child; Whitney Houston points at her palm (unfold), on a throne (chariot?).

7g Gal.Centre; Whitney Houston’s hands (limb-joints).

9 Healer; Bob Dylan (trance?) leans (bent forward).

9c Basket Lid; Stream (weave, reveal) from guru’s hands.

10 Teacher; Beads? (school?) and heart shadow in guru’s hands (arms-up).

11 Womb; Diana Ross?’s midriff, pregnant (womb) in a flower (crop), in the stream (water).

12 Heart; Diana Ross? In the stream (water-work).

13 Heart; Barbara Streisand’s chest (heart), in a flower.

13c Basket Head; Barbara Streisand. And Sunflower spiral (weave).

14 Mixer; Aretha Franklin, pointing (dance?), in a flower (tree).

15 Maker; Carlos Santana with guitar (sceptre), in flower bud (bag).

15g Gal.Gate; Rose heart (juncture) on chain (rope of 15). And trumpet (juncture).

Axial centre; Unmarked as usual.

4p Gal.S.Pole; Unmarked, probably on the vertical plane.

11p Gal.Pole; Barbara Streisand’s hand (limb-joint).

Summer; Rose boy C’s hands (limb-joints), and source of swift birds (limb-joints).

Winter; Angel? (limb-joints) and end of swift birds (limb-joints).

The solstice axle is on the horizontal plane of the axial centre, confirming summer between axes 14-15, or Cancer-Gemini, thus spring and the cultural time-frame in Age Aries-Pisces. This ‘era’ is confirmed by the types of the main character’s left eye and implied third eye, in the top central position.

Structuralist features of expression are universal, and subconscious to artists, architects, builders, crafters and members of any culture.

  • See a painting and poster by the lesser recognised Frank Gutierrez in a post on edmondfurter.wordpress.com
  • See articles on, and examples of the archetypal structuralist model analyses, in the book Mindprint, the subconscious art code (2014), and editions of Stoneprint Journal, available on Lulu.com and in bookstores linked to Lulu.

 

By Edmond Furter

Edmond Furter wrote the book Mindprint, the subconscious art code (2014, Lulu.com), to demonstrate five layers of recurrent features in 200 artworks of all cultures and Ages, revealing the archetypal core content of culture. His second book, Stoneprint, the human code in art, buildings and cities (2016, Four Equators Media), expands demonstrations of the subconscious expression of archetypal structure to houses, temples, monuments, pyramid fields, geoglyphs, villages, cities and regions. The same structure also appears in mythology, such as Babylonian building rituals; and in reflexology points in our hands and irises, thus in nature. Stoneprint also demonstrates that the periodic table is a kind of natural 'culture', and that culture is a natural 'species' of behaviour. The structure in our works is as rigorous as grammar or DNA.
The books Mindprint, and Stoneprint, and editions of the structuralist anthropology periodical, Stoneprint Journal (some of which are available on Lulu.com), draw on extensive research in iconography, archaeology, history, esoterica, astronomy, art history and structuralist anthropology, spanning 26 years.
The core content of culture includes about 100 recurrent features of the sixteen main types, their sequence, five polar markers, and a time-frame orientation, that nature, individuals and societies subconsciously and compulsively express in all media. The mindprint or stoneprint model of structuralist anthropology has several major implications for all the human sciences, and offers a theoretical bases for a holistic approach to the study of the cultural record. Edmond Furter works as a freelance researcher and editor in Johannesburg.
Order the book Mindprint at $30, or the book Stoneprint at $30, or editions of Stoneprint Journal at $5, plus postage, on edmondfurter at gmail dot com; or Mindprint, or Stoneprint Journal editions on Lulu.com

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