Stephen Meakin's portfolio of works covers a wide range of art commissions and design projects completed in-between his fine art practice. These projects range from calculating the angles and alignments for a contemporary Stone Circle based on astronomical observation to designing an Illuminated well-being DVD cover. This specialist project required the fusion of a traditional Medcine Wheel design with a Celtic Tree of Life design and distributed to children in 1200 Hospices and Hospitals throughout the UK.
Arista - The Farmacy Restaurant Mandala - Commisson to paint an Egyptian themed mandala 2016
Arista Sunstar: This visually nourishing mandala has subtle Egyptian themed blooming Blue Lotus detail (from Hathor Temple , Dendera) held within a broad sun-collar of jewelled faience beads around a burning sun wheel.
Exploring Petra, Jordan and Palestine - This photo, taken at Petra shows Stephen trading beads for cards with the Bedouin kids, he was teaching Sacred Geometry at the Az-Zarqa School for Palestinian Orphans & Refugees in Jordan.
These illustrations below are available as a greetings card collection entitled "Ethnospherics"
The 'ethnosphere' is the idea that "the sum total of all thoughts and dreams, ideas and myths, intuitions and inspirations exist as an energy field brought into being by the human imagination since the dawn of consciousness (akashic record?). We can tune in to it like a wave frequency...this knowledge is our inheritance"
Three years in the making, Relax and Dream directed by Kate Murdoch whose inspired music work has been at the bedsides of sick babies and children in hospital, and the need for connection with the natural environment and soothing sounds whilst undergoing treatment. The design brief was to create and design for theDVD cover specifically for the customer. All the white hearts. dots, text and detail on the front are silver foiled.
Orphic Elements in Abstract Art
These images below are from series of paintings called "Orphic Elements" 2005 - 2006. Originally Inspired by research into Greek and Egyptian hieroglyphics as ancient forms of graffiti. Sigels and logo's were often created to aid the souls journey into afterlife. Orpheus was said to have invented the Mysteries of Dionysus traced back to the 6th century BC or at least 5th century BC, and graffiti of the 5th century BC apparently refers to "Orphics". Classical sources, such as Plato, refer to "Orpheus-initiators" (Ὀρφεοτελεσταί), and associated rites, initiation into Orphic mysteries promised advantages in the afterlife.
Stephen Meakin's paintings can be found in private collections all over the world. These abstract paintings formed part of a series of works that explore space and composition. He is influsenced by masters of abstract composition, Wassily Kandinsky & Joan Miro. Yelow Moon Groove hangs in a Public Art Collection in Holland.