Because of the Lotus
Symbiotically fusing fine art with digital art, while creating a space where the art can be viewed as a new medium, with the viewer being fully immersed in the piece. Paintings, murals and other inanimate objects are brought to life using the arts of Projection Mapping, 3D and 2D animation, and Laser Projection. The use of biofeedback equipment, specifically a wireless EEG headset, allows participants to control the digital art based on brainwave pattern. The installation has displayed over 50 times at some of the world's premier music and arts festivals and fairs, including Suwannee Hulaween, Envision Festival, AURA, Purple Hatter's Ball, Gratifly, Fool's Paradise, Wild Woods, Visionary Arts Fair with Alex Grey, Miami River Art Fair, and many more. Formed in 2016, the non-profit BotL Ink was created with the mission of helping other non-profit organizations with which we align raise awareness for their causes using our unique form of art.
Because of the Lotus at Suwannee Hulaween 2016
Because of the Lotus at Fool's Paradise 2016 with Lettuce, Vulfpeck, Fools of Funk and more!
Because of the Lotus live with Keller and the Keels at B.E. Easy Festival 2016
Because of the Lotus - Projection Mapped EEG-controlled Biofeedback Art
Because of the Lotus 2015
Because of the Lotus at Purple Hatter's Ball 2014
Biofeedback is a powerful mind-body technique that helps teach participants how to control their Autonomic Nervous System – the part of the body that controls involuntary physical functions such as heart rate, muscle tension, and brainwave frequency. By gaining greater awareness of these functions using instruments that provide live feedback, the participant learns to manipulate them at will.
Because of the Lotus is now offering private, one-on-one or small-group Biofeedback Sessions, where the use of a wireless Electroencephalograph (EEG) headset is used to monitor live brainwave activity from Delta waves to the first two bands of Gamma waves. By monitoring the brain’s activity live while working with the breath, or focus and calming techniques, participants can watch what happens to their brainwave patterns as they move through different emotions. This increased awareness connects the participant with those automatic body functions and teaches how to control them.
In-home or on-location Biofeedback sessions will include a mini Sacred G breath workshop, and time spent with the EEG headset. Prices include travel within a 15-mile radius of Orlando, FL. Additional travel at $.40/mile. These sessions are also available in any city that Because of the Lotus will be visiting on tour. Times do not include set-up time, which may vary based on the booking (15-30 minutes).
$60 – Half-hour (30-minute) session that includes a 10-minute Sacred G Breath workshop, and 20 minutes connected to the EEG headset monitoring live brainwave activity, and using it to control an animated Painting OR an RGB Laser
$100 – One-hour (60-minute) session that includes a 15-minute Sacred G Breath workshop, and 45 minutes connected to the EEG headset monitoring live brainwave activity, and using it to control an animated painting, AND an RGB Laser
Group, Corporate, or Educational Sessions – email for a custom quote
For more information, and to book a session, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the contact form at the bottom of the site! Click here for more information from Mayo Clinic on Biofeedback.
Moe Angelo is a multi-medium artist, musician and technophile hailing from the heart of the Rust Belt, Warren, Ohio. His Ohio roots grew a fruitful tenure as bassist of indie powerpop outfit The Kellys, that licensed its music to both MTV and Anchor Bay film Frat Party, landing on Showtime and Netflix. Roots in internet radio and a relocation to Florida led Moe to create iHateRadio, a smartphone app and web library of independent radio stations, and has allowed him to cover some of the biggest music festivals in the country as a media outlet. His technical evolution has now blossomed into Projection Mapping and digital art for Because of the Lotus, and has recently launched an event lighting company, Lightbrush. With future goals of expanding the scope Because of the Lotus by combining it with his educational and employment background in the field of Psychology and Biofeedback, Moe is highly anticipating the good things coming, and thankful for the ones already here.
Patrick Anglin grew up influenced by the great Masters such as Salvador Dali and the surrealist movement, Pablo Picasso and his cubistic period and Claude Monet and his famous water lilies. He was classically trained at a very early age, always drawing and painting to music, and at the age of twelve Patrick won a scholarship to the Huntington School of Fine Art by drawing a nude model with charcoal. He was more formally trained at the University of Hofstra, where his art professors told him, “we can teach you colors and line, but what you have inside you is unique,” encouraging his personal style. In 2007 was the first time Patrick saw an artist (David Lebo) perform live at Langerado Music and Art Festival, and it was there that he found his path. Since then, Patrick has been an official live painter at some of the biggest Music and Art Festivals in and out of the country, and has co-founded Because of the Lotus. With a style full of colors and narrative expressionism, Patrick continues to grow and improve his technique to this day.
Daniel Morris is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and is a partner in the recently formed BotL, inc. His role within the organization is focused on Wellness initiatives and Operations. Daniel brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team, and has a true passion for helping others.