My passion in art adventures / creative projects is to translate narratives at all levels (personal, social, macro) using symbols and signifiers.


Thanks to the spontenaity and improvisation in the creative process, my experiment (based on many other artists' accounts) is in accessing  deeper levels of consciousness and having art as a corner stone in my spiritual practices and activism. 

Having worked in narratives (Sensemaking / human complexity sciences) in my consulting career in organisational development, I am now seeking to work with narratives as an anthropologist utilising richer / multi-dimensional methods, and move from my previous specialisation in cognitive psychology to explore the 'pre-cognitive' processes. 



It's not about the objects of creation, but the consciousness that arises thereof*, learning to listen to myself and others, through the magic and mystery of creative acts is the foundation of my journey and purpose. 


 I’m passionate about maps our of soul maturity. Questioning all previous references, to move through breakdown to breakthrough. Permission to wander blindly, humbly and audaciously, and trust my heart’s compass.


As an artist, I seek to be the connection between things, in a perpetual movement, dynamic and dance… culminating in a vision of creative activism that brings art into a practical role. 'Art in action' therefore can be a conscious lens and application within the complexity sciences.

*Quote inspired from US artist Robert Urwin (b. 1928)


"Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets"

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Video Witnessing of My Journey

- big thanks to Andrew Hassenruck of Malthouse Films


John Oliver:    johncoliver@gmail.com   Tel +33 6 31 60 29 94