When art imitates personal life

When Art Imitates Paranormal Life

We have all visited paranormal locations, and read paranormal books, but rarely does one come upon a paranormal art exhibit. From September to January, the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York hosted an exhibit by Fernando Orellana entitled Shadows,

Each work of art blends modern paranormal research with spiritual and beliefs. Each offers a way for the dead to communicate with the living and the living to appreciate those that have passed on. The modern paranormal equipment measures temperature, infrared and electromagnetic frequency so visitors can view any anomalies as they view each work of art. The exhibit also incorporates items from estate sales in the Syracuse area. The artist interviews those living family members to find objects that were meaningful to the dead.

Her Child of Prague is a piece with a religious statue that had lovingly been repaired through the years. A piece with a particular presence, Their Songs, is an old piano that served one family for over a century. Other more interesting pieces are Her Bell, which highlights a hand bell, Their Words, which is a well-used family dictionary and Their Dolls, with a collection of well-worn dolls. Each item is attached to modern equipment so that the connection between the dead and the living remains, from our tradition senses to our scientific approaches.

. Orellana’s interactive exhibit underscores his predilection to merge media to provide a social commentary. An associate professor of digital art at Union College in Schnectady, this exhibit can delight, frighten and illustrate the questions we all have about life after life.

Sources: www.fernandoorellana.com

Shadows – By Fernando Orellana, pamphlet provided by the Everson Museum of Art, 2014

Lillee Allee

Lillee Allee

Representative at National Paranormal Society
Lillee Allee has studied religion, spirituality and paranormal investigation for over 40 years. She is the widow of John D. Allee, an internationally known dark magician. She continues to consult in paranormal investigation. Her specialties include: Marian and cultural spiritual phenomena/apparitions, spiritual support to teams and clients who want spiritual counseling after investigation, evp work and old school audio, the accuracy and research of past life regression and seance, and spiritual protection. Lillee was also one of the first to incorporate trained canines into paranormal investigations. She hosts a radio program on the para-x.com network, Happy Mediums, with Debra Ann Freeman, who also consults with paranormal investigative teams in Southern New England. Lillee is a published author and journalist, and legal clergy with degrees in psychology and mass communication. Lillee walks on the middle path sees learning as a life-long endeavor and is looking to make a difference and contribution to this field before she too will be heard on someone’s EVP. Lillee is always available to educate and consult and continues to enjoy guesting on other’s radio and television programs.
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