Talking to Tesla
A Visit From Nikola Tesla
Beginning in 2004, painter Alex Bigney underwent experiences that profoundly impacted his art and changed his life. In a series of uncanny dreams the enigmatic and now largely forgotten scientist, Nikola Tesla, visited him. Ironically, the first of these experiences took place before the artist even knew who Tesla was.
Talking to Tesla, An Artist’s Dream Journal, is the result of years of reflection and insight initiated by these experiences. It tells the remarkable story of Alex Bigney’s evolving and intimate connection with Nikola Tesla.
Enter a labyrinth of timeless dreamscapes, riddles and spiritual beauty when a midlife artist dreams he is strangely visited by the once renowned, but now largely forgotten scientist, Nikola Tesla. Ironically told that he is to carry on Tesla’s work, the artist embarks on an epic dream journey, inviting readers to share in a surprising and intimate friendship where lines between the seen and unseen fuse.
Talking to Tesla, An Artist’s Dream Journal spins an extraordinary tale that recursively builds intersecting worlds of what is both alien and familiar. The story captivates readers by recalling lost innocence and wonder—pointing the way to forgotten “Edens” and the mystery of ordinary life, as seen through an artist’s eyes.
Unusual, voyeuristic descriptions of an artist’s mind and work combine historic paintings’ themes with riddles of individual consciousness. With Tesla as guide, the artist is led onstage to experience a “theater of me” including displays, puzzles, comedies and characters that inspire and awaken readers to everyday possibilities.
A book you will read over and over, Talking to Tesla is about simple inspiration in an average life—asserting that perhaps there’s an “artist” not so deep within each of us.
- Nikola Tesla – The Untold Story (kinetictruth.com)
- Nikola Tesla: Great Minds (myscienceacademy.org)
- 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nikola Tesla (geeksaresexy.net)