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Friday, January 03, 2014

An "artist" with access to the alien abductees' unconscious?

Henry Joseph Darger, Jr. (/ˈdɑrər/; ca. April 12, 1892 – April 13, 1973) was a reclusive American writer and artist who worked as a custodian in Chicago, Illinois. He has become famous for his posthumously-discovered 15,145-page, single-spaced fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred drawings and watercolor paintings illustrating the story. The visual subject matter of his work ranges from idyllic scenes in Edwardian interiors and tranquil flowered landscapes populated by children and fantastic creatures, to scenes of horrific terror and carnage depicting young children being tortured and massacred. Much of his artwork is mixed media with collage elements. Darger's artwork has become one of the most celebrated examples of outsider art.[Wikipedia]



  • Darger encapsulates the abductees outsider status of inner alternative realities while being perfectly capable of navigating a normal life.

    I recall his landlady being astonished that his magnum opus was hidden away as a secretive pursuit after his passing away.

    Many an abductee has a very public face and Darger avoided that like the plague.

    Then adding those who have experiential anomalies who avoid ridicule by following Darger's example, the "alien abductee" group (by contrast) came close to a visionary theology organised by Mack as the promulgation of "elects" following the example of the Contactee Movement.

    The social context of what is intended to be shared as visionary versus what is taboo is always an interesting contrast in terms of inner visions.

    Consensus as always seems to be an arbiter, which to me says more about society than either the artist or contactees.

    One is desirable form of entertaining the public and the other is forbidding,like Darger, even perhaps thought of as psychotic.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Friday, January 03, 2014  

  • Nice art work that encapsulates a well defined fantasy world that appears to have been years mentally constructing.

    Abduction art? Perhaps the subliminal wishful thinking of Darger to construct a world that he could fit in...his own private "reality."

    The above is not meant to be construed as negativity on my part, but a continual amazement of this hidden art form from the general public, but well known in psychiatric circles.

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Friday, January 03, 2014  

  • Rich, as a side, the wiki link for Darger had a couple of links that sent me to the Nazi euthanasia program that pretty much signed death warrants on those like Darger.

    Psychiatrist had a heavy hand in that twisted carnage, yet some stepped up to plate and saved their patients.

    Overall, a dark period of time for psychology/psychiatry...

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Friday, January 03, 2014  

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