"Pure psychic automatism, by which one intends to express verbally, in writing or by any other method, the real functioning of the mind."
Central to this expression of the real mind was the reality of dreams and undirected thought, with the latter being the real sense of the meaning of psychic automatism. It is not concerned with aesthetic or moral preoccupations.
The anti-aesthetic manifestation is that the artist gives up conscious control of the artwork, making this about the denial of the artist-creator. It is further anti-aesthetic in that beauty is something which results from unexpected juxtapositions, and not from composition.
Surrealist Manifesto - Andre Brenton
The Pine Cone (Pineal Gland)
Throughout the span of recorded human history, Pinecones have served as a symbolic representation of Human Enlightenment, the Third Eye, and the Pineal Gland. Our Pineal Gland, shaped like (and named after) the Pinecone, is at the geometric center of our brain and is intimately linked to our body's perception of light.
It is considered by many to be our biological Third Eye, the "Seat of the Soul," the “Epicenter of Enlightenment” -- and its sacred symbol throughout history, in cultures around the world, has been the Pinecone.
We cannot change our current state if we cannot use our imagination to visualize beyond it. The Pineal Gland is the organ of the imagination. It is the opposite of an Illuminati symbol, it a symbol for the people taking their individual power back.
"Joshua Oliveira represents the contemporary melding of radical urban American exposure with international veins of talent. Josh is a genuinely talented artist with abilities and vision beyond the reach of many. "
-Manhattan Art Auctions.