Studio Shangri-La Fine Art: MEDIA BLITZ Collection

MEDIA BLITZ is an electric collection for the new year. It’s an exploration, celebration and rumination on digital media as development of both art and consciousness. These photos and their digital processing are supposed to be hi-tech and psychedelic, in an enhanced realm of color, yet giving quirky nods to other past styles such as ornate Rococo and Pop Art. These images are supposed to be at the foremost bright, jubilant and beautiful expositions of modernity and the great mystery.

Today we are surrounded by a dynamic spectrum of so many signals and messages, yet even in that overwhelming seeming chaos, one can make sense of patterns, and look beyond time, in a timeless way.

MEDIA BLITZ explores the idea of singularity, of a field of intelligence and information. It considers and expresses a confluence of ideas and crisscrossing signals of different kinds, rendered from the point of view of the digital realm, and then the [sub]atomic and biological, which can be quite psychedelic. In other words, from the POV of realms and levels not totally visible to us; partially known and partially unknown. Our inner biological workings are spectacular for example, especially proteins, and in a related way so too the inner workings of electronics.

“Faberge” was/is also multilayered, ornate and somewhat psychedelic and mysterious, the iconic egg with its jeweled shell could conceal other different glittery objects and messages.

The final slide and most Pop Art is “GOOD NEWS NO SIGNAL” which is supposed to be humorous, meaning that in such an exciting time it’s good to power down, rest and regenerate in this Information Age. And that sometimes no news is good news.

The title “ω” is a physics reference, meaning, angular frequency or velocity. And its appearance in the artwork is caused by the particular mirroring of the photos. Find within its messages what meaning you will! Well lately, little “ω” or lowercase Omega / “omicron” is another Greek letter associated with virus. There is also a “9” in the text and Omega 9’s protect against viruses. Point is: When creating something spontaneously or in flow, a lot of layers of meaning can reveal themselves and sometimes discoveries. Now it’s up to the artist, and to the viewer.

The original MEDIA BLITZ photos came about with happenstance — inexplicable vaguely Norwegian subtitles that go haywire with the accent marks. “RAUT” means “rough” and “ILDRUTHE EPOUH” meaning something like “fire rust epoch” like a burning away of, a refinement or alchemization; a series of deaths and rebirths while living. Anyone who frequents this page knows that has been a major topic, the process of transformation and evolution.

Some things just can’t be fully readily explained, except by the divine benevolence and orchestration of the Universe, and in concert with our intention.

Enjoy the bold colors of MEDIA BLITZ!

Shangri-La Green Debuts In-House Products 🌿

Shangri-La Green Copper Jellyfish Scrubby

Shangri-La Green kicks off the in-house eco-conscious lifestyle products with the Copper Jellyfish Scrubby. It looks like a jellyfish, right? And copper mesh works better on pans and dishes than anything else I’ve ever used; it’s a healthy plastic free cleaning accessory, and it dries quickly. It also happens to be shiny and aesthetically pleasing. For further detail read the listing below copied from the Shangri-La Green page. The Jellyfish Scrubby ships from Somerville, MA with minimal but special packaging including handmade recycled paper, in the spirit of waste reduction.


Shangri-La Green Copper Jellyfish Scrubby

This jellyfish is 100% copper mesh, a healthful and valuable recyclable metal. Unlike a sponge, it dries quickly. Just one scrubby will last a long while, and then become something else afterward (?) since copper is so versatile. Works great on tough spots! Especially on uncoated pots & pans, dishware, and metal in general. Use with water and soap. An elegant eco-friendly cleaning tool. **Standard Domestic Shipping included** Comes with minimal mindful packaging.


Shangri-La Green Makes Tea: Featured Products + Process

Copper Kettle + Japanese iron teapot

This week’s Shangri-La Green featured products also include a featured process to reduce waste — quite simply, using leftover [formerly fresh] dried herbs as a tea blend.

It’s easy to let the herbs just sit to dry out, and then crumble up the bundle to place in the top filter of the Japanese cast iron teapot. The specific type shown above is Iwachu traditional design, made in Japan. There are many design options to choose from.

In warm season, carefully wild gathered plants and flowers are on the menu too, such as Yarrow in the northeast. One can take a beneficial medicinal approach.

The healthful hammered 100% copper kettle that’s beautifully designed is for boiling the water. Also artful, please take note the iron teapot is for steeping only and makes a flavorful brew.

Studio Shangri-La Podcast: Evolution Of Society — Perception, Technology & Living Forever

Evolution Of Society: Perception, Technology & Living Forever

A tale from the journey — Happy New Year!

OCTAVES New Music Friday: Artemis Amenti — “Dare To Desire”

New synthpop single

OUT TODAY 1.6.23:


Apple Music BeatportSpotify


Upcoming/pre-order: Odd Circuit — Disco Tech — 1.13.23

Upcoming On OCTAVES Music

A couple of festive releases on the way to start 2023, with 80s influenced synth pop and disco flavored techno!

HYPERFOLLOW: Artemis Amenti || Dare To Desire || Out 01.06.23

Buy Artemis Amenti 🎶

HYPERFOLLOW: Odd Circuit || Disco Tech || Out 01.13.23

Buy Odd Circuit 🎶

Shangri-La Green Featured Product For New Year’s Waste Reduction: Reusable Metal Coffee Filters

Lg Basket Filter

This Shangri-La Green featured product represents a small change that makes a big difference for an eco-conscious New Year’s Resolution.

Switching to the aluminum reusable coffee filter has been rewarding, knowing that is a significant household reduction in waste.

The one pictured above is a large basket filter; there is also a k-cup version.

OCTAVES New Music Friday: New Year’s Edition w/ Artemis Amenti — Give Your Peace A Chance (Acoustic Version)

BUY :: Acoustic Version

Apple Music || Spotify

New In The Shop: “Alchemy Sun” — 36x36x2”

It’s a great pleasure to list this piece in the Shop. “Alchemy Sun” has indeed been a labor of love and transformation, such that the meaning goes far beyond words into the cosmic, a feeling of fullness and appreciation for all the creative process has taught and is teaching.

“Alchemy Sun” is a large mixed media that is ready to hang. It’s 36”x36” x 2 inches deep, on deep canvas framed in gold. The materials include gold leaf, pyrite, aluminum, acrylic and gloss. It has a thick visceral texture up close. Also, the reverse side is painted, as seen above.

The use of both gold leaf and pyrite or “fool’s gold” is significant in that both are valuable and beautiful. All the elements are intrinsically valuable. While this piece may be finished, the alchemy is always in motion. It’s going to be a special buyer who purchases or rents this, and it will be a satisfying pleasure to part with it to make room for more.

Ice Castle By Studio Shangri-La Fine Art

This latest batch is inspired by the winter season in Boston, the psychology and the magic, the coldness yet the warmth of (bio) tech, heart glowing through ice; multifaceted reflections of light on ice, the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum’s style, and the coming new year.

These pieces will appear in the the “New in December 2022” on the Portfolio page and the Beachwalk 777 Collection also from this month is shifting to its own section.

For sales, inquiries and commissions, please reach out on the Contact page.

OCTAVES Music Holiday Preview: Artemis Amenti “Give Your Peace A Chance” (Acoustic Version) + More

OUT FRIDAY 12.30.22

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! Streaming today is the Acoustic Version of “Give Your Peace A Chance” on OCTAVES Music.

The original electric version was released 12.16:


Keep The Colors Popping With The Beachwalk 777 Collection 🌺

More on the Portfolio page

This Miami / South Beach collection continues on & will soon have its own section on the Portfolio page. As of now Beachwalk 777 is in the New in December section.

For commissions please Contact.

OCTAVES New Music Holiday Friday: Crunk Cyborg & Rebel Veteran + Artemis Amenti 🎄 🦾

Happy Holidays From OCTAVES! OUT TODAY 🔔

Crunk Cyborg & Rebel Veteran — Crypto For Christmas


Artemis Amenti — Give Your Peace A Chance

CC_RV turn it out in time for the holidays with the irresistible drum & bass tune “Crypto for Christmas.” Talk about a slice of life with a heaping side of silly satire. This release also comes with an instrumental that plays up the bells. It’s a joke and yet it’s also no joke!

Artemis Amenti’s “Give Your Peace A Chance,” already released, is song for the season on a more serious note. This original is available on all major online platforms with the very different Acoustic Version coning soon.