Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Orgone Trail: Interview and blurb on Orgonite El Paso

2013: In late August Mando Blanco, a.k.a. Orgonite El Paso hopped into the back of a van packed with musicians for a triangular road trip.
"A Coil" by David Scheier and Adobe Illustrator
His journey went from El Paso, Texas up to Chicago, Illinois and back down to New Orleans before hooking back west. Blanco was on a mission or a pilgrimage of sorts, selling his merchandise which varied into these categories: necklaces, bracelets, charms, medallions, "vortex generators," figurines and other trinkets which he kept in a small black case. During his visit to Chicago I met up with Mr. Orgonite El Paso for a few drinks, to catch up on our youth in El Paso, and to talk about Mandos movement from traditional art and stand-comedy to his new venture Orgonite*. His drawings were typically of the macabre: zombies, skeletal minions, deformed people, and demons. One can purchase a skull pendant in the style of a (Día de Muertos) sugar skull. Every piece is hand made and has a bit of steam-punk charisma. Orgonite El Paso still does illustrations too, only now they are based on many of the Orgonite Concepts and mathematical equations.

Stolen from Orgonite El Paso's Facebook
An example of one of his sugary Orgo-skulls is provided for your eyes to salivate. Regardless if one is thrilled for the energy saving uses these items claim to have, or if one finds them beautiful, it might be beneficial to hear or see (video link provided) what Orgonite El Paso's purpose as an artist is all about.

My purpose, to allow him a great length to voice of his craft and to promote what I admire; the intricate and delicate art that goes behind each product. As a side note, I do not have an opinion on the matters of Orgone energy and its effects. My intent is only to distinguish good craftsmanship, artistic bravado, and a passion for sharing oneself with the world by creative expression.

For the full interview go here: http://subterraneanartjive.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_14.html
Or watch below for the full length viddy interview:

Subterranean Art Jive (SAJ): Why Orgonite?

Orgonite El Paso (OEP): [On the start of his Orgonite career] I became a conspiracy nut and was looking for solution's. I believed in reptilians, thought reptile people existed. I found this information online regarding how to spot a reptile: Wear a piece of Orgonite. "Lizard people" react badly to Orgonite. However, I never experienced a lizard man. Coincidentally the pendent I wore to ware off lizard folk lead me to meet other Orgoes [a term of endurance for Orgonite lovers and users].  

SAJ: [Being an illustrator, pen and ink artist] How did your art change after shifting to Orgonite?

OEP: My talent, anything I see, I can put on paper. Orgonite is based on Wilhelm Reich's vortex based mathematics. After a year of decoding math I started to incorporate it into my artwork and it manifested into something different. It was based off of sacred geometry: the blue print of the universe.

: Why Jewelery?

OEP: I want people to be encouraged to think critically when engaging in New Age, spiritualism, and Orgonite, there's a lot of fallacy. Be objective about what you are involved in. Many Orogonite dealers don't explain how this stuff works. I do, I actually utilize the crystals. At a store [in Chicago] a girl said it's not trendy enough. It is not going to catch on. A lot of people are making this stuff though.

: I wanted to convince people to buy one and then explain what it is, make it look cool -- pretty.

: What is the one thing you would like people to take away from your work?


What follows is an illustrated response to Orgonite El Paso
done in a fashion that seems to imitate Blanco's past style by David Scheier:

Make sure to check out Orgonite El Paso's Facebook page for jewelry listings and events: https://www.facebook.com/OrgoniteElPaso

And check out his YouTube account for workshops and other interviews: http://www.youtube.com/user/OrgoniteElPaso/videos


* Orgonite
In the 1930's and 1940's, Dr. Wilhelm Reich was able to detect and measure the existence of etheric energy (life energy, chi, etc.), which he called orgone, using a modified geiger counter "(Orgonite" definition from: Orgonite [dot] info.  n.d. Orgonite.info. 17 Dec. 2013).

* Chem-trails: a visible trail left in the sky by an aircraft and believed by some to consist of chemical or biological agents released as part of a covert operation ("Chem-trail" definition. Oxford Dictionary [dot] com. 2013. Oxford Univ. Press. 17 Dec. 2013).