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Private Collection: USA. - Inner Sanctum
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Museum: Private Collection, Salem NJ 
The decay of Catholicism
Decay of Catholicism
Private Collection: Salem NJ

Available for Purchase: War
Available for Purchase: War

Welcome to the web site of noted painter, author, and sculptor John Sparacio! For more than 30 years, my provocative paintings have been speaking to art aficionados worldwide, with bold forms and vivid colors. My abstract expressionist images spring forth unbidden, as I let my brush strokes dictate each emotional canvas.

To create my energetic and vividly colored masterpieces, I use a variety of paints and compounds to form multiple layers and textures within each work, each of which makes a particular philosophical statement. Studying my paintings is like reading a stream of consciousness narrative; the surface thoughts fused with subconscious emotions reveal the inner struggles and dualities within each of us in the human experience.
The Artist - John Eric Sparacio...
Being mostly self-taught and having attended formal classes at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia and at the Art Students League in New York City, my life experiences and education has enabled me to create these beautiful and yet thought-provoking works of art you will see on this site. Take your time and experience my collection of paintings, writings, and sculptures, which are displayed in private collections all over the world.

If you are interested in purchasing a painting or sculpture, please contact me. Or, if you prefer to visit my studio and check out my marvelous collection of fine art works and sculptures for yourself. I will be very happy to assist you. In addition, some of the paintings archived in the Sparacio Museum or in my collection can be ordered as a limited edition print. Please contact me by email to inquire.

I am also the author of four books, Waking The Sleeping Mind, Unlocking The Consciousness Of A Thought, The Wisdom of Ben Sira (180-175 BCE): A Foundation for Childhood Development Into Adulthood, and Poetry As Poetry. The first three have been published, and the last is on its way! Detailed descriptions of the books, complete with ordering info, are available here. Each book is sure to touch and intrigue you in some meaningful, special way. Contact me if you would like to purchase a copy of any of my books.

And finally, I offer spiritual and motivational seminars for individuals or groups and private art lessons for individuals or academic institutions. I can also create a customized painting, mural, or sculpture for your home or office. Contact me by email or phone to order your truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece that you, as well as your family, friends, and co-workers, will enjoy for years to come.

The Messenger of Death   To give you a little insight into the private, philosophical world that he is eager to share with you, we’ve selected one of his most famous images shown at left:

Messenger of Death: Philosophy behind the painting: It was this chilling figure that haunted me for so many years that was the subject of the oil painting. As a teenager, I was visited in a dream by a dark figure that seemed to represent death. At that time in my life, my mind and body were consumed with self-destructive behavior and I turned away from God and anything that seemed good. Spiritually and physically, I was in a very dark and frightening place.

In my weakened state the "Messenger of Death" appeared like a vulture hovering over its prey, waiting for the moment to arrive when my life and soul would finally turn dark and wither toward death so it could swoop in and take me. I woke up to this image I was shocked to realize that it was not a dream but a real apparition before me. The figure shortly disappeared into my closet and like melting ice I began to thaw from the ghostly image I had just seen. I needed to do something to get out of the darkness and grow beyond the lifestyle I was living that led me to deny a connection with my inner spirit and God. I tried many ways of keeping myself free of these dark forces but they persisted until a few years ago, when at the age of forty-three I grew closer to enlightenment and lifted myself beyond my previous state of disillusionment.

Ready to delve into the world of John Sparacio? Take a look at his numerous galleries and his museum of archived images by clicking through the links in the lefthand menu.

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