As an official artist for the US Olympic team, or as an artist painting in a Budweiser commercial, Manuel Morales' distinctive style of combining fluid mixtures of color with realistic rendering has been seen in many venues for over thirty years. From 2000-2012, Manuel's artwork had been the catalyst of a twelve year art/science experiment which obtained unambiguous empirical evidence of Albert Einstein's long sought after "hidden variables". The application of the findings has revealed that the scientific method of obtaining knowledge of effects gives us incomplete knowledge of reality as Einstein had suspected. These findings have been included in the Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System.
Manuel's art career began by airbrushing van and motorcycle murals to help pay his way through college to obtain his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the prestigious Parsons School of Design. This experience eventually led to a commission by Budweiser to paint a mural on a van for one of their commercials which aired from 1984-85. During the early days of Manuel's career he created artwork for magazines, book publishers, and commissions for clients which include: HBO, PEPSI, NY Giants, Simon & Schuster, MILLER LITE, SONY, Allied-Signal, OMNI magazine, and Readers Digest to list a few.
Manuel has also done private portrait commissions, fine art paintings, and original graphics which have been exhibited at galleries nationwide. He was one of a select group of artists commissioned to create artwork for the US Olympic Committee's Olympic Portfolio consisting of posters and limited edition prints to raise funds for TEAM USA.
With the advent of computer generated art, Manuel's career expanded to include creating graphic design for print and the web. This experience led to teaching computer art and graphics at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, Essex County College, and Burlington County College.
Manuel enlisted in the Air Force during the final year of the Vietnam conflict and then later joined the Air Force National Guard in his home state of New Jersey. His military experience as a carpenter in the Structural Maintenance and Support Team required that he learn all of the building trades. This training enabled him to build a home for his wife and children in southern New Jersey.
Areas of Expertise
Art, Science - biology,physics,arts,law, Home building and General Contracting, Project Management, writing, editing, web design / development
An idea worth spreading
The 12 year Tempt Destiny experiment provided a way to confirm that Albert Einstein was correct about the ‘notion’ of the existence of hidden variables which would give us a more complete description of reality. However, as the unambiguous empirical evidence has shown, the hidden variables of the two acts of selection are not local as Einstein had predicted. This means that energy is created, not conserved as previously assumed. The evidence has also revealed that there is a fundamental problem with the scientific method of using statistical ensemble as empirical evidence to substantiate scientific theories. In other words, the scientific method itself has been found to be fundamentally flawed in that it can only obtain knowledge of effects without knowledge of what first caused the effects observed. The findings show that the scientific method has its limits. In light of the facts, perhaps it is time to place cause 'first' in order to better understand its effects.
I'm passionate about
My passion is to understand nature on its terms by distinguishing the difference between what is causal and what is not. In so doing I seek to obtain a better understanding of our physical existence.
My TED story
You live, you die, and stuff happens in between. So what is that about? If you're like me, you may have wondered how we came into existence and if our existence has a purpose, a destiny. As an artist, I have trained myself to look at things from multiple and sometimes unorthodox perspectives in order to see beyond the obvious. So when an unexplainable event took place with the creation and completion of two of my paintings, I found myself compelled to investigate this first cause theory of everything we call destiny, which postulates that all events or series of events are predetermined. This investigation has revealed that our perception of reality, i.e., effects causing effects, has placed the cart before the horse when we position cause second to its effects. My TED story is a story about how art, football fans, and the big game led to the discovery of first cause and the Theory of Everything.