Amir Bey’s work covers a wide range of passions from mixed media sculpture, the occult arts, including astrology, tarot, and other oracles; performance art, writing, curating, and organizing events. Some of his current visual work are hanging sheet metal sculptures that are percussive instruments. PLANETS, a series of mobile entities representing the planets used in astrology, is the most recent of his mobile instruments. Amir loves the brush and ink and has been painting sumi-e on scrolls, fabric, and metal.
Amir has been a practitioner of the occult arts since 1968, and a practicing astrologer since 1971, studying and reading thousands of charts.
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For Amir’s essays, reviews, interviews, and astrological profiles, The New Times Holler!
Amir has made contributions to Arts for Art's mission over the years. In performance, through his collaboration with Saco Yasuma with SYNERGY Sight and Sound, and varieties of installations, this year in February where a slide show of his series Lockdown was featured, and his 4 Dancers, for 6’x3’ sheet metal dancers this summer at the Vision Festival. Previously Amir created a gift for the late violinist Billy Bang that was commissioned by Arts for Arts.