Nikola Tesla 1856-1943
using: acrylic, gel pen, pastels, mechanical pencil, hb pencils & charcoal on canson mixed media sketching paper 11x14
Dedicated to the memory of Nikola Tesla & also dedicated to the idea that one day we will have free energy and will not have to be slaves to outdated technologies & systems that do more harm than good for the benefit of greedy monopolies . Tesla definitely gives me inspiration...
Not sure many people know this of him but the government seized over 700 patents of his. Patents which could have transformed our planet forever( in the good kind of way) For instance...free energy would be one of the main focal points. A lot of the people who were financing him at the time like JP MORGAN which ( is not in the free energy business lol ) finally found about the purposes of his inventions and stopped financing him. Also an interesting thought...Tomas Edison used his Alternating Current to kill a variety of animals including even a horse some say in order to discredit and shame his reputation. Also the fist electric chair was used in the sentencing of someone to death with alternating current also to show Tesla's invention as cruel and inhumane to further discredit...
We know that he was undoubtedly persecuted by the energy power brokers of his day -- namely Thomas Edison, whom we are taught in school to revere as a genius. He was also attacked by J.P. Morgan and other "captains of industry." Upon Tesla's death on January 7th, 1943, the U.S. government moved into his lab and apartment confiscating all of his scientific research, some of which has been released by the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act.
Besides his persecution by corporate government interests (which is practically a certification of authenticity), there is at least one solid indication of Nikola Tesla's integrity -- he tore up a contract with Westinghouse that was worth billions in order to save the company from paying him his huge royalty payments.
But, let's take a look at what Tesla-- a man who died broke and alone -- has actually given to the world. For better or worse, with credit or without, he changed the face of the planet in ways that perhaps no man ever has.
1. Alternating Current
3. Tesla Coil -Florescent bulbs/neon lights
4. Remote Control
6. Wireless communication & Free Energy
7. Electric Motor ( modern electric hybrid cars come from his inventions)
Tesla had perhaps thousands of other ideas and inventions that remain unreleased. A look at his hundreds of patents shows a glimpse of the scope he intended to offer.
The release of Nikola Tesla's technical and scientific research -- specifically his research into harnessing electricity from the ionosphere at a facility called Wardenclyffe -- is a necessary step toward true freedom of information.
Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organisms, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, may be, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for ages and ages it seems to stay, passing through processes of a complexity inconceivable to men, but in all its forms, in all its stages, its energy ever and ever integrally present. A single ray of light from a distant star falling upon the eye of a tyrant in bygone times may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes in Nature. In no way can we get such an overwhelming idea of the grandeur of Nature than when we consider, that in accordance with the law of the conservation of energy, throughout the Infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance, and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a universe -Nikola Tesla
A single thought may determine the motion of a universe....
CDmon 10th ANNIVERSARY PROJECT
CDmon commissioned us together with some of the best studios and spanish designers make a illustration for the campaign of his 10th Anniversary.
Art director: Natalia Molinos