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Creative Evolution  - By Zuhdi Sardar

This is the most critical time in the history of mankind. In two or three generations we will exhaust all the natural resources on the planet. Global warming, which humans caused along with the current trend regarding green house gas emissions will result in flooding, drought, starvation, disease and viruses that will wipe out many parts of the planet. These changes in human behavior will destroy the world population as we know it. That’s a very grim picture, but it’s not too late to change things. We have come a long way in our learning experiences, but yet it’s not enough to answer the many questions that we have. Thirty five years ago I came up with the answer. It can take us to one to several hundred years to come up with the answer, that is, if we survive that long. First we have to evolve from this Dark Age by pointing out what we are doing wrong. Unfortunately, the diverse human opinion for whatever their motivations are makes them incapable to come up with the right decisions because of too much diversity and adversity in human thinking. Let’s take a little walk in a dark night and look up at the Milky Way. Billions and billions of bright stars are looking at us. Beyond our galaxy there are millions more stretched out to the ends of our universe. For me, that doesn’t end there. There is the possibility for an infinite number of universes. I call that the ‘Infiniverse’. Thus, there is the possibility for millions of planets and life forces like us that are far more or less advanced than us. Artists represent some of those who embody high levels of creativity. For me, as an artist, I look up to a great Creative Force that has reached a stage of perfection. For me, this is my mentor and the great creator.  Let us explore what qualities, this type of essence has. My opinion is that the following qualities are the epitome of evolution:

1.       Being capable of love, which means being able to have a total understanding of   everything. This is when love becomes the foundation for peace.

2.       Being honest.

3.       Seeing others as you want them to see you.

4.       Keeping the fragile balance of their environment and respecting all the elements in it.

5.       Resolve their differences with dialogue and communication rather than war and destruction.

6.       Abandon greed since greed is gravitates to the material world and hence, one loses spirit.

These are just a few of my thoughts and I hope others can create more. We shall re-examine ourselves and apply those good and righteous qualities so we can continue our journey.

Below is the featured article written in the April, '05 edition of  Road & Track Magazine.

From text in the caption:
    "Zuhdi Sardar received some of his artistic education at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Art in Paris.  From the mid-1960's through the mid-1980's he displayed his work in various galleries.
    This is an artist who thinks big and work big.  His day job is in Los Angeles as a "scenic artist" for major television and motion picture companies-meaning he paints those wonderful backdrop murals.  Over the last few years, however, in addition to his regular work, Sardar has created more than 35 large-scale paintings of cars and car-related subjects to enhance the automobile collection of comedian Jay Leno.  His extraordinary re-creations of the stylish racing posters from the 1920s and 1930s are especially effective."