Paintings

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My intention is to put living in a healthy creative flow at the center of my life, and make the result part of how I sustain myself.  

This overview serves as a (incomplete) archive for my art.

All works by © Michaël Van Broekhoven – All Rights Reserved.

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  • This is a Chronological Overview of selected pieces – most recent at the top.  (May run a bit behind – I update this when so inspired.)
  • !–> In most cases, you can “click through the image” to the original blog posting for additional information about the specific painting.  My online art store is currently “in the process of renovation”, and will be linked here when ready.  (Originals not for sale at the moment).

Enjoy:

2014:

'The Call to End the Nuclear Era', 40

For more insights into the Buddhist symbology used in this painting, “THE CALL TO END THE NUCLEAR ERA”   40″ x 30″ (101.6 cm x 76.2 cm), acrylic on canvas. Painting by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2014 – All Rights Reserved, click the image for its separate blog post.

PRAYERS FOR FUKUSHIMA Painting by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2014 - All Rights Reserved. 20

PRAYERS FOR FUKUSHIMA
Painting by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2014 – All Rights Reserved.
20″ x 20″ (50.8 cm x 50.8 cm), acrylic on canvas.

2013:

'Amrita' (

‘Amrita’
(“The Ethereal Kingdom of Shambhala Holds this Medicine in the Highest Regard.”)
40″ x 30″ Acrylic on Canvas (lower res image)
By © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013

TO END ALL SPELLS acrylic on canvas, 30

TO BREAK ALL SPELLS
acrylic on canvas, 30″x40″
By © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013
(cropped, low res. image)

2012:

‘Ceremonial Fire in Forest’ – Acrylic on canvass, 30″ x 40″, © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2012.

‘Crossing Over’ Acrylic on Canvas, 30″ x 40″, © Michaël Van Broekhoven (April 2012)

  • 2011:

Arrival on Island (where lanterns are relit) – Acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″ – © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2011. Painted in Victoria, BC (Canada). ;-) (the picture on the blog post wasn’t very good, so I had a friend/professional photographer take this one, with accurate colors). CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE.

‘Shamanic Journey’ – acrylic on canvas – 30″ x 40″ – © Michaël Van Broekhoven – 2011.  CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE.

2010:

SeaWindHorse – Blessings to all Sea Creatures (in response to the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico spill) – Artwork by Michaël Van Broekhoven © 2010 All Rights Reserved.  CLICK THROUGH for more info. (Original SOLD)

‘The Prophet, in a weave of Giving and Receiving’ ((14-petalled Flower on 8-star pattern, Islamic Design – inspired. © Michael Van Broekhoven, 2010 All rights reserved.  CLICK THROUGH for more. (Original GIFTED)

7-pointed and 11-pointed star pattern with cat, an Islamic Design study. acrylic on A4-sized paper. © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2010.  CLICK THROUGH for more.

  • 2008 – 2009: Transition and Reflection.

Book Cover for The Odyssey of Rising Ground, © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2009

In the works for many years prior, by spring 2009, I finished my “mostly autobiographical book”, “ The Odyssey of RISING GROUND – A Warrior’s Journey Beyond Struggle ”.

Independently self-published “under the radar” (for friends and family only), on 100% Tree-Free HEMP Paper, and bound into a beautiful 8.5” x 11”, 300+ page paperback, including over 50 interior b&w images…   It was one of a kind art piece of sorts.  The first edition (1 test run, 41 copies with a color section, and 32 just all b&w, sold out immediately, starting at $30, with the final copies going for up to $155).

 [–>2009 BOOK : SOLD OUT / in 70+ private collections]

In “Rising Ground”, I quote from my diary and correspondence, detailing my journey into the Earth First! movement, involvement with Julia Butterfly’s world-famous ‘Luna Treesit’ and being a front-line riot medic during the tumultuous anti-WTO protests in Seattle in 1999.  After I describe my brutal arrest and torturous detention by Prague police, you get a peek inside a broken mind plunging into PTSD,  grueling hospitalizations and all.  The later end of the book deals with intensive practice and study of Shambhala-Buddhism and shamanic energy healing, both of which opened me up to a whole new paradigm of empowerment beyond struggle.  Unfortunately the book contains ‘wrong views’ on Buddhist matters and will not be re-published without a major overhaul of the final chapters.  Apologies for any confusion this may have caused.

For the original version, I used this art work (digital collage) for its cover (like most other art work shown here, now available as a Greetings Card, Poster, Etc.):

‘A Warrior’s Journey Beyond Struggle’ – art by © Michaël Van Broekhoven (2009)

“For Whale Gulch” – acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″, ©Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2008 (Original Gifted)

Art from “My Radical Activist Era” (1995-2000)

Most of the paintings from this period were created in Arcata, California, USA, during an intense period when I passionately participated in Ghandian-style non-violent direct actions to help save ancient forests, improve forestry regulations, insist on freedom of speech, stood up for human rights, and aimed to abolish reckless global neo-liberal policies (the socio-ecological damage of which is now becoming apparent to the masses as well).  Among others, I served as contact person, media liaison, treesitter, treesit ground support coordinator (to Julia Butterfly Hill’s famous ‘Luna Treesit’), assisted in road blockades, as a riot medic, and eventually went through a post-traumatic-stress mind grinder of sorts, after an extremely brutal false arrest and detention in Czech Republic in Sept 2000 (UN pdf. Page 79, case 433).

Art from this period was either sold, given away, or got lost somehow.  This is not a complete showing, nor precisely in the order they were painted:

“WAKE UP! It is Time for Revolution!”, acrylic and permanent marker on canvas, 36″ x 48″ (in asymmetrical framing), painting © Michaël Van Broekhoven, poem © Julia Butterfly Hill, used with permission. 1998 or early 1999.  In response to fellow Earth First! activist  David “Gipsy” Chain being killed in defense of ancient redwoods in Sept. 1998.

The poem by © Julia Butterfly Hill, is included in her 2011 poetry collection, “Becoming: Pictures, Poems, and Stories”, see her blog for more:  http://juliabutterflyhill.wordpress.com/ ]

“The Lynx: So, humans, where am I supposed to go now?”, acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 24″ (?), © Michaël Van Broekhoven,1998 or 1999.

“American Freedom”, acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36″ (?), © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 1998.

“A Call to Arm the Spirit”, acrylic on canvas, 11″ x 14″ (?), © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 1998.

“Mandala”, acrylic on paper, not shown in full size, which is A3-sized Bristol Paper, © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 1997.

(Gift for my sister), acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″ (?), © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 1996 or 1997.

“Escape from the Nightmare”, acrylic on paper, A3-sized Bristol Paper, © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 1996 (?)

  • Pre-1995:

These are from when I dabbled in engineering studies in Belgium, prior to moving to San Francisco in spring 1995.

“The Knife of Reason”, color pensil and pen on paper, A4-sized (european printer paper), © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 1992.

“Leap into the Unknown”, watercolor on paper, A3-sized Bristol Paper, © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 1992 (?)

  • Drawings and Paintings from childhood may be added at some point, after I come across them.  Most were tossed, unfortunately, in some teenage cleaning spree.

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4 Responses to Paintings

  1. pieter walraet says:

    Dag rusteloze ziel ….
    ik zie u gaarne …
    weder …
    mocht ge in het land vertoeven …
    en mocht de goesting
    samenvallen met de intentie …
    laat maar weten …
    *soft silent hug*

    pieter ‘wally’ walraet

  2. HoTaters says:

    Hi Michael, lovely paintings. We also lived in Humboldt County during your time there. Would love to talk with you about that sometime. Think maybe there’s a clue on our smoking Japanese gun & high radiation readings. Have noticed the U.S. readings have been high in waves. Just observing on NETC. On the days I see this, certain parts of Japan will have very high readings in clusters of monitors. The southern part of Japan around Fukuoka, Nagasaki, the southern island have been “lit up” a lot lately. I suspect there are one or more reactors which have had accidents and issues since the recent large earthquake on Kyushu Island. Watch the area around Chiba, too. See Kyushu earthquakes in April here: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/world/M5/?view=7
    7.0 on April 15. Many EQ’s there in April. Suspect it may be related to the volcanic eruption of Mt. Sakurajima and ash fall. No follow up on that story in media.

  3. annickcastro says:

    hei hallo daar :)
    long time geen nieuws
    hopelijk is alles goed met je?
    veel stralingsdingen ,
    maar weinig geschildert ? ;)
    hier genieten we van rustig aan ons huis en art werken
    time flies
    we denken aan u

    take care
    xxx a & j

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