Introduction to the Chamber Paintings
Original Art of the WingMakers
Ancient Arrow Site Paintings
The 24 chamber paintings depict the visual art from The Ancient Arrow Project. As James puts it, they’re “snapshots”
of their equivalent form in motion. James refers to the origin of these paintings “as dynamic and animated by sound waves
(music).” He, as the artist, has taken these snapshots and created still frames of each painting.
There are twenty-four Chamber paintings in the Ancient Arrow site in total, each mysteriously corresponding to a pair of
human chromosomes. Although science has only found 23 pairs of chromosomes in the human body, James is hinting,
through the metaphor of the Ancient Arrow site, that the human species will evolve to 24 pairs of chromosomes.
James created a unique method of developing these paintings using a multilayered, signature process. This unique
process is what enables the jewel tone colors he achieves. His paintings have intricate detail since he covers the final layer
in color pencil so the entire work is completed like a drawing. Each piece requires about 100-120 hours to complete.
Hakomi Chamber Paintings Series
James released six newer paintings coincident with the release of the Hakomi series of music CDs, beginning in 2007.
Some of these were used as cover art of EventTemples publications like Event Temples 3: Spiritual Activism. The Hakomi
series has a decidely more feminine quality with many of the same depictions of portals and glyphs. However, many of
glyphs are quite different, as if they are from any entirely new hand… or language.
Beginning in 2002, James released dozens of digital art “mash-ups” based on his paintings.
The majority of the paintings, whether from Ancient Arrow or Hakomi sites, have the presence of the glyphs. In the Collected Works of the WingMakers, John Berges wrote about the use of the glyphs in the Chamber Paintings:
“Beyond what has been surmised here, it is quite possible that there is an actual Language of Unity, comprised of words, grammar, and syntax, that exists in higher dimensional realms. This writer asked James if the glyphs appearing in his paintings were examples of the hidden language of initiates, known as Senzar, mentioned by H.P. Blavatsky in her book The Secret Doctrine. In answer to this question is the following comment from James:
”Senzar, besides being an alphabet of its own, can be rendered in cipher characters, which correspond to the nature of ideographs rather than of syllables. Senzar, as a language, was brought by the Central Race to earth. The reason is quite simple. Ideographic language can convey a tremendously complex concept in a single character. . . .
“Senzar is a language that flows between alphabetic characters, mathematical symbols, and musical notes. It is an integrated language, sometimes referred to as the Universal Language of Light, or the Insignias of First Source.”
Chamber Painting e-Papers by Chris Lock
In 2004, Chris Lock Ph.D., F.S.A.I., contacted WingMakers and asked if it would be okay for him to research and write a paper on the Ancient Arrow site Chamber Painting 6. He had been studying the paintings for some time and had various ideas as to their meaning, symbolic purpose, and connection to historical myth.
The paper was distributed electronically, and was very well received. Mr. Lock next worked on Chamber 17 in 2007, and then in 2009, he completed his paper on Chamber 1. These carefully researched writings provide a great insight into the level of detail and the narrative that goes into the development of these paintings.
With detailed illustrations, these papers reveal how the Chamber Paintings from the Ancient Arrow site use extraordinarily rich imagery, depicting the WingMakers’ Cosmology in all its complexity, sophistication, beauty and enchantment. Revealing a “key of codes” or meanings that can be applied to the other WingMakers’ chamber paintings, these papers are an indispensable aid for decoding the subtle, multi-leveled expression of these enigmatic paintings.
The papers also share Lock’s account of experiencing the Thunderous Silence of Zen as he approached completion of the painting’s decoding, demonstrating that the close study of the art of the WingMakers can indeed shift consciousness.
These papers can be downloaded in PDF form below: