Art is invisible. Only the media for conveying art
can be perceived by our physical senses. Although feelings are
transmitted by the accumulations of paint on canvas, by the contours
of a sculpture, or by the sounds of music, these physical forms are
only the craft which carries the art.
By focusing on the symbols rather than on their intrinsic meanings, we tend to lose sight of artistic relevance, of the very foundations of artistic expression.
Void art utilizes an absence of symbols and materials to reconnect us with our emotional and spiritual realities. The medium itself is invisible, defined only by its environment. It is the lack of stimulation of the five physical senses which allows us to experience purely the feelings evoked in the void.
It could be said that void art redefines the imperative of space in our crowded lives. And yet, words, like all symbols, are superfluous to the experience. Void Art is art in its purest form because it is without form.
The advancement of human art parallels the advancement of our spiritual awareness: people once worshipped Nature, then man-made idols, then ethereal deities, and finally, Nature again. By advancing society's art form beyond idle fabrications, our emotional sensitivities may once again attune to the profound art of Nature.
The Woodstock Mystery Hole represents the quintessential void art installation. No one actually sees the Mystery Hole. The void, like the essence of art, can only be experienced. Descending into the Mystery Hole evokes a profound sense of reality, of a connectedness to Earthly roots. The Hole cannot be touched, though it engulfs totally. Vision is useless. There is only the void created by the Hole, and the feelings emoted by participants in the art.