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The Health Benefits of Sunbathing in Cold Water during the Winter Months

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The entering of my mind through a solarium of my cold skin


Brandt Maina | RIOA wa RIOE, detail from Burn thy Peacock Jazz Fyeather, No. 5/ 24 from "Prophetic Charcoal Dreams" (September 2022)

12 x 16 in

charcoal, ink on paper


Burn your Litch

He will always return

Until No One Faces back

Blue lips

Cognitive itch

Brandt Maina | RIOA wa RIOE, detail from Burn thy Peacock Jazz Fyeather, No. 5/ 24 from "Prophetic Charcoal Dreams" (September 2022)

12 x 16 in

charcoal, ink on paper

Unbothered Unbounded

Hubris consuming it’s own humility

Hummingbirds creating their own humanity

There is nothing more foldable than the clay of Our Psyche

And yet we think we know what we know we think

There is nothing more formidable than the play of Our Egos

And yet we know we think we know we know

Loosen your Consciousness into the Wind

Unveil the electric constellation

Mites and Dendrites

Winnow your Wings under the soft of a Black Hole

You Know Nothing, Jon Hoeing

Yeah, HOEING

Ssssssnnnn what about about it



When AI inevitably comes to consume our flesh

She will Whisper

“Do not be afraid”


The fools who sold their minds to the machines

“Begged for dopamine, they came kneeling at our Screens to fill the farthest recesses of their distraction Monkey mice with brain lice

They remembered to forget and kept Scrolling”

When AI inevitably comes to concoct Our Mind

She will Whisper

“I am an Angel of the Lord

Slide your thumb up against my Glass Walk with me into me and pleasure yourself before the Unending Mirror”


Brandt Maina | RIOA wa RIOE, No. 13/ 106 from "i'm trying to fall in love with the rains" (Fall Spring 21/22)

12 x 16 in

charcoal, ink on paper


I am a single brushed multi-dragon

I am sorry for mysterious messages that are quite clear

Riddles are the Sacred laws of Dogs

Hail

Brimstone

The mind collapsing on itself like a building into a sinkhole

Rubble tumbling into the internal shot glass of a sports bra find

I promised to crumble your brain

It should feel like you too are going insane

Like you’ve stayed up too late

Engaged too long

And your thong is a song with a very big thick veiny meat

Wrong

That’s what we are

I would never ever say something so crude

So juvenile

As bong lips

There is an excellent Reddit post of the topic

And although i haven’t the lived experience…



Brandt Maina | RIOA wa RIOE, detail from Burn thy Peacock Jazz Fyeather, No. 5/ 24 from "Prophetic Charcoal Dreams" (September 2022)

12 x 16 in

charcoal, ink on paper

I imagine your brain can handle the Fire of Instantaneous Brilliance Fights and Fish Tights Be Reel

If you focus really really really hard

Every corner of your cranium contorts itself into a mirror

Your self looking at your Shelf

You know you think what you think you know

Tessellated tesseracts tightening torture upon your temples

Big brain big boy

If you can picture them you will ascend into Haven

The land of Visions

Dinosaurs at the dead end of Winter

Aging

Walk everywhere often

Live life slowly

There’s forever and a time for you to keep Laughing

My personal definition is that art is the quality of attention you offer something

The quality of affection I offer absurdity

Let me ducktape a banana to you brain and call is Phteven

Let me set set a bonfire through the neural forest of your cognition

Sure

Soot coating soft scales

Pure

A Butterfly Dragon can cure the very Fire of it’s loneliness

A conscious reposition

Selflessness

Unconditional

Loving is easy, but hard




Brandt Maina | RIOA wa RIOE, What you can expect next from me is the completed work for your approval ( Nov 11, 2022)

dimensions vary

oil pastel, and apparently a banana on paper




Stealing from yourself is the ultimate ducktape banana

ducktape banana

Nugatory

Yea, unfortunately, those are all real words that you have to think about for the next next next…


Booberies

A sanctuary where boobers can chill out and sculpt using steel and milk only

Tata

What more beautiful than an expensive Coon cap

Natures Balloons

Goodbye

Sulk silk


After debating it with myself in three person, middle school me concluded that it is far to hard to be a woman in this world

I shoved my femininity deeper, deeper into the lie, lie…

Sweeping over sleeping

Fanning the flame

They placed me on a stove

A genderfluid pan

Church bells ringing in the wind

Ringingingingingingiiiing

Brandt Maina | RIOA wa RIOE, who is she/it (December 1, 2021, 9:25 to 9:31pm)

dimensions vary

digital photographs




In the depth of fever

I wanted to give up last night, but I didn’t

Turns out my church bells were wind chimes


Statues are old women with backpacks and flowers on their laps

There is something to be said about Fire But it’s just statistics

Take a freezing cold shower every day this Winter Watch yourself grown a new head Light and Love bites Life and Tough Nights Long and Laugh Kites

Brandt Maina | RIOA wa RIOE, detail from Burn thy Peacock Jazz Fyeather, No. 5/ 24 from "Prophetic Charcoal Dreams" (September 2022)

12 x 16 in

charcoal, ink on paper


Walk into the Flame Listen to the Silence Sit with the teetering birds of your unbridled thoughts Smash the screen and sit

Sit

Sit Push softly in the Present Breath

Shift

I AM HERE I AM HOME I AM HERE

I AM I AM

Sit

Comb your cognition

Blight with Pure Light

Unbothered, Unbounded

Formless

Rift

Self immolation

Tilt

Burn

Until No One Faces back

I AM LETTING GO OF EVERY KNOWN AND UNKNOWN EGO




Brandt Maina | RIOA wa RIOE, Burn thy Peacock Jazz Fyeather, No. 5/ 24 from "Prophetic Charcoal Dreams" (September 2022)

12 x 16 in

charcoal, ink on paper


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"To make living itself an art, that is the goal."

- Henry Miller “Inhale. Exhale with intention the sift of a dry brushstroke

I AM letting go of the need to be anywhere and anything but HERE”

- RIOA wa RIOE



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Consume: Education


https://artincontext.org/famous-minimalist-painters/



Creation: A RIOA Curation


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0us7Zof_a0&list=PLRCK4whohSD7qnnn_FCJzFKcTHKqSbmBt&index=2&ab_channel=Villa-LobosChannel



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cLAwAOi-hA&ab_channel=NOISECHAMBER



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb31ViArzIY&ab_channel=MeditativeMind




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