14 May 2018
"This is for the ones who care."
Show me a sign, AB Iii, Alter Bridge
In the early 1840s, five Lynch brothers migrated from the Slane parish in Meath Ireland to Marthasville Georgia.
A few years after the brothers arrival, Marthasville's name was changed to Atlanta. I am a sixth generation Atlantan.
The five Lynch brothers were instrumental in building early Atlanta.
James, my 3rd great grandfather, and John operated the largest general store in Atlanta.
Patrick owned the only rock quarry, and many of the buildings were constructed with his blue granite stones.
There are only a few places in Atlanta where these rare blue granite stones can be found today.
One is at the Lynch family plot in Oakland cemetery,
and another is that they form the foundation of the Immaculate Conception Shrine.
During the American Civil War, my family did not evacuate Atlanta.
They lived through the real Gone With the Wind.
Patrick Lynch and Father O'Riley negotiated with General Sherman
the salvation of the Immaculate Conception Shrine.
In Margret Mitchell's book, the owner of Tara was from Meath Ireland.
The hill of Tara is located near Slane in Meath Ireland,
and that is where the Kings of middle Ireland were crowned.
After many hours of family tree research at the Georgia archives,
I could only find one family from Meath Ireland residing in Atlanta during the American Civil War.
My family. The Lynch brothers.
According to FamilytreeDNA, I carry a rare genetic marker,
which has been linked to the three Colla brothers of medieval Irish legend.
The Druids advised the Colla brothers not to kill their uncle,
the King, in battle, or they would be cursed to never rule again.
Yet they did kill their uncle,
and one of the brothers was crowned king on the hill of Tara.
He was the last king in the Colla bloodline.
In 2006 my father informed me that during his family tree research in Ireland,
he found that our cousin is Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
When I opened Che's Bolivian Diary book to see what Che wrote on my birthday,
May 16th, there was a picture of Che on the opposite page.
I nearly dropped the book when I saw how much Che looked like me.
If Ancestry.com is accurate,
Constantine is my 50th great grandfather.
On June 19th 325, he convened the counsel of Nicaea.
On June 19th 1977, I was involved in a serious auto accident.
Due to the injuries received in the wreck,
I was left with an enduring memory of being dead.
For 26 years, I was at peace with the memory of that night.
On Sept 16th 2003, I had a moment where I looked at the memory of my death in the reverse.
That night I stumbled into abstract photography.
Over the next year I created over 2 terabytes of artwork.
Out of that artwork emerged an equation.
"If you already know what has been said",
"This one's for you, now show me a sign"
Show me a sign, AB Iii, Alter Bridge
The equation uses the energy of Einstein, the force of Newton,
and the logic of Socrates to describe a moment of time as infinite.
I call the equation the KnoWell.
As science requires testable predictions and religion relies on miracles,
I have created an equation that bridges the gap between the two opposing forces of fact and faith.
"The emergence of the Universe is the precipitation of chaos through the evaporation of control." ~3K
On Sept 11th 2015, I hand delivered a letter to Mark Tremonti.
In that letter,
I describe a project that I would like to perform at the Immaculate Conception Shrine in Atlanta.
Brian Marshal responded to one of my emails with encouraging words,
and he said he would get back with me, but he never did.
A few weeks after Brian's response, Alter Bridge created,
The Last Hero
As the years, pass, I understand that my performance may never actually come to fruition,
so I reside myself to writing a story about the visions that besiege my brain.
Below is a link to some of the Montaj abstracts documenting a few of the other bands that have a KnoWell.
Since art galleries want nothing to do with my work,
I used a 3D computer modeling program to recreate the Atlanta High Museum.
I placed my art on the virtual walls,
and made a video of how my art would look to me on their walls.
As in my letter to Mark Tremonti,
I ask of you, would please send me a 45 minute set list that you would like to see me include in my book?
It could have been one hell of a show,
and it still can be.
May the force be with you,