MIKE DE SOUSA

CREATING PUBLIC ART SINCE 1982

MY CREATIVE ESTATE

MUSIC · ART · WORDS

MADE FREELY AVAILABLE TO ALL IN PERPETUITY

Creative Estate: things that have been created and made by an individual, and that have rights associated with them. These could be: 1. Material 2. Recorded 3. Intellectual. For example, a painting or poem could fall into all three areas, music would fall into the last two, and an idea that is only passed on aurally would fall exclusively into the last.


My Creative Estate is available online as light, sound, and ideas.

MUSIC

My compositions are most easily categorized as contemporary classical.


"Highly individual and imaginative…" Composer and Broadcaster Michael Berkeley


Music Gifted In Perpetuity


0220

2045

Article One

A Silent Movie

A Short Lament For A Public Man

Asleep We Fall

A Summer's Dance

Awash with Summer Light

Bagatelle - A Short Waltz

Be Well

Before and After

Beside the Rain

Be Strong My Heart

Birth

Breathe

Burn Bright this Night

City of Light

Coexistence

Compassion

Daybreak

Day One

Dawn

Deer in Field of Freshly Cut Barley

Dignity

Do Not End

Dream New The World

EARTHSONG

Far More Than Life Or Love Unseen

First Light

Fragile Earth

Freedom

Full Circle

Hoarfrost

Homecoming

HearMe

Hope

Il Giardino

In Deep of Night My World Unknown

In Endless Flight

In Search of Peace

In Time Of Darkness

Liberty and Innocence

My First My Last


"Wonderful Work. Engaging Compositions.

I thoroughly enjoyed this extraordinary listening experience."

Martin Max Schreiner, Harvard University


In Endless Flight

In Search of Peace

Liberty and Innocence

Not So Long Ago

One Summer Day

Our Homeless Voice

Remember

Rising Tide

Sanctuary

Seeking Shelter

Separation

Ser Feliz

So Far

Step This Way

Tenderness And Night

The Art of Becoming

The Barman

The Bread We Share

The Wren in Winter

The Journey Home

Timeless Dance

Together We Make New

Touch

Under Sky of Blue

Where Sky Meets Sea

With

With Arms Outstretched

With Flight of Dream

With Life, Love

With Love Embrace

Without Reason I Will Love

With Scent of Apple

With Softest Touch

Woodland

ART

My first commissioned public artwork was in 1982. My main emphasis is on the interaction of ideas (the title of a work) with its form, tone, and colour. In recent years the interplay of my love of symmetry and abstract art increasingly interacts with figurative, magical, and representational elements.

Art Gifted In Perpetuity


Abundance

A Crown Awaits

After The Flood

Against the Winds of Time

Against This Ocean Sky

A Glass Half Full

All Ears

All Is Light

Aleppo

Almost Human

A House on A Hill

A Meeting Of Similar Minds

Amnesia

An Ancient Model of the Universe

A Painter's Paradise

A Person of Interest

A Portrait Of Miss Havisham

Art And Danger

Arctic Circle, Christmas Day

Art and Danger

Article One

As Clouds Collide

As Deer Your Spirit Loved

As Far As The Eye Can See

Asleep We Fall

As Moments Fade

A Short Dance

As Sky Falls

As Sky Meets Sea

As Snow Throws Soft Its Shield

As Yet Unconquered

Atlas

Aurora

Autumn Poppies

Awake I Dream As Much Asleep

Awake With All I Am

Awash With Summer Light

Bagatelle

Bare Bone

Barn Owl

Basingstoke in Winter

Beauty And Light

Because Of You

Becoming

Beechwood Bluebells

Be Free As Rush Of Wave

Be Free of Violence

Belonging

Below The Surface
Below The Sun A Flower Grows

Beneath My Wings

Beneath This Dream Of Stars

Be Strong My Heart

Be Well

Beyond the Window There For All The World to See

Big Wave, Little Diver

Bird With Summer Rain

Birds Sing

Birth

Bloom

Bare Bark Blue Wood

Bare Bone

Black Ice

Blue Whale and Sea

Blue White Boat and Rope

Blue Spiral

Bound Together

Breathe Deep This Light Of Day

Breathe Deep This World

Breathe Out This Air

Bubble Roof & Clouds

Bulge in Space

Burgeoning Cloud

Burn Bright This Night

Butterfly

Butterflies At Dawn

Calm Beneath The Waves

Cedar Planks and Blue Sky

Chestnut And Pomegranate

Circle Game

City of Light

City Home

Clothes To Fit The Average Consumer

Cloudburst

Cloud Cover

Clouds Kiss

Concrete, Steel, and Sky

Cool & Isolated Beauty

Cool Limbs To Fingered Heat

Copper & Rust Celestial Beauty

Coral World

Coral Tree

Crashing Waves With Cloud And Storm

Darkness and Life

Darkness and Light

Darkness Falls

Dawn

Day and Night

Daybreak

Daylight

Dark Cloud Alight

Deep Breath

Deeply Ploughed Field

Deep Red Flower Head

Delicate Pink & White Flowers

Delphis

Desert Twister

Do Not End

Do Not Leave Me

Digital Fruit

Distant Unknown Star

Dolphin

Doors in Sunlight

Dream New The World

Dream Tree

Drowning Light

Dry Drop Canyon

Earth and Sky

Earthly Blossom

Echoed Nave

Earth, Life, and Sky

EARTHSONG

Eclipse

Elephantus Extinctus

Embrace: One to Six

Emergence

End One Thing: War

Enfolded Starlight Whisper Close

Endless Orbit

Energy

Epic Clouds

Epic Frozen Wilderness

Eva

Eye Sight

Face To Face · The Coming Light

Fall Dust Of Woodland Floor

Family

Far Away on Mountain Peak

Feast

Feathered Cloud

Feathers Water and Light

Few Fly As Once Upon This Land

Fish in Water with Fire

Flight Through Cloud

Flower Buds

Flowered Light

Flowers, Seeds, And Stars

Floret

Fly Paper

Fly Puffin Fly

Find Me Here

Fire and Sky

Forest Fire

Flowers of the Future

Forest Deep

Four Score And Ten

Fox

Friendship And Sunlight

From One World To The Next

Form over Function

Fragile Earth

From Earth To Sky

From One Place To The Next

Frozen Citadel

Frozen Wilderness

Future Bound

Garden World
Gentle As The Breeze

Gently Flowing Golden Light

Globe Thistle After Rain

Golden Corrugated Roof

Golden Evening Light

Golden Globed Horizon

Golden Harvest

Golden Monolith

Golden Nectar

Grace At Night Under The Clouds

Grass And Light

Grey Fruit

Guardian Angel

Harbour Borne

Harris Hawk

Harvest

Headscarf

Hear Me

Heavenly Body

Hoarfrost

Hold Me

Home City

Homeless

Hope

House Boat

I Am More Than The Sum Of My Parts

Ice Blue Mist

Il Giardino

I Listen

In Cold Of Winter Snow

In Cold Of Winter Wood

In Crowded Field I Stand Alone

In Deep of Night My World Unknown

Indelible

In Fear of Nightfall

Inheritance Beyond

In Light Of Faith

In Morning Light Ablaze

Inner Ear

Inner Strength

In Place Of Needless Loss

In Search of Grace

In Search Of Peace

Inside Me

In Sight Of Spirit Strong

In Solitude Of Silence

In the Driving Seat

In Times Of Darkness

Into The Distance

Island Whale

I Will Not Turn Away

I Wonder

Kingfisher

Lake Of White And Winter Ice

Lake With Sun, Moon, And Stars

Laid To Rest

La Tour Eiffel

Leaf Life

Leaf Litter

Life In The Deep

Liberty and Innocence

Light and Movement

Light Storehouse

Llyn Gwynant Lake

Llynnau Cregennen

Long Standing Kind Heart

Look Not Upon My Face

Look Out

Look Out Upon The Ocean Deep

Look Up At This Our Moon

Lost in Light

Lost In The Moment

Lost Painting

Lud's Church

Luminous Cars and Light

Luminescent Grass Seed

Luminous Living Seed

Magical Mountain Pass

Manhattan

Magical Wood

Magical Forest Bird

Map Of The Universe

Mayfly

MESSAGE End This War

Metropolis And The Fruits Of Our Labour

Mizzenmast and Weather Vane

Mike de Sousa

Moondust

Moonlight

Moorland Wilderness

Mother Earth

My Child

My Dreamworld Far From View

My First My Last

My Forest Of Lost Dream

My First My Last

My Inner Life

My Mane Of Blue

My Mona Lisa

My Shortest Day

My Sleepness Night

Mystery And Light

Mythic Clouds

Mythical Clouds

My World Transformed

Nadiya

New Life

Newport Footbridge

No Man's Land

Northern Rainstorm Approaches

Not Of This World

Oak and Early Summer Light

Oakley, Late November

Ocean Bloom

Oil Spill

Old Minster

Once More Alone

Once Upon A Time

One Small Square Of Earth

On Sea Of Life They Gaze

On The Edge Of Life

Ophelia's Resting Place

Our City World Of Dream And Cloud

Our Homeless Voice

Our Journey Shared

Our Life Within

Our Nighttime Prayer

Our Spiralled Walk In World Of Light

Pale Yellow Flume

Paradise

Passing Cloud, Windswept Sky

Pacific Island Mist

Pebbles and Waves

Pod

Polar Bear

Poppies and Sunlight

Portrait of The Queen of Earth with Climate Changed

Promise

Pulse

Rabbit Hole

Railway Tracks At Edinburgh Waverley
Rain Falls

Rappenspitze After Rain Falls

Red Gaze

Remember

Restless Ridge

Ribbon Light

Rippled Water World

Rising Tide

Rolling Hills With Winter Moon

Rooted To This Place

Rose Of Jericho

Rose Window Sky and Road

Sap Rising

Salisbury Cathedral

Sanctuary

Seahorse

Sea of Sand

Seeking Refuge

Shadowland

Shallow Lake at Sunrise

Shelter From The Rain

Ships In The Night

Shoulder To Shoulder

Show Me

Shine Far

Sisters

Skin and Bone

Skin To Skin

Sky Light

Skylights and Canopy

Sky, Mist & Sea

Skyward

Small Green Lizard

So Close

So Far

Soft Blue & Beautiful

Soft Upon The Sea

Solar Aurora

Spinning Top

Spiral Blue Shell

Spirit Man

Spiral Galaxies

Spring Begins

Spring Flower

Starlight

Static Charge

Station Ribcage

Step Light And Dark

Steel Works The Earth Dies

Still Light

Still Squirrels Hold Their Breath

Storm Fast Approaching

Stormy Sky & White Sailed Yacht

Stradivarius Liberatus

String Theory

Suction Pad

Summer

Sun and Cloud

Sunlit Walled Windowed Home

Sundial

Summer Life

Sunflowers

Sunlight

Sunrise

Sunshine

Sunset Over Mountains

Suspended Light and Dark

Swim

Symbiosis

Syncopation

Symbiosis


Mike's artwork was chosen for exhibition at The King's Place, London, by the art critic Jonathan Jones


Take Flight

Taste

Temple Of The Spirit

Tenderness And Night

The Angel Of Hope

The Angel Of My Dreams

The Arms Of Light Enfold

The Art of Becoming

The Beauty Of Flight

The Beauty Of Your Land

The Big City

The Birth Of Light

The Blue Heron

The Bread We Share
The Buzz Of Fly

The Crescent Moon In Winter

This Brightness Breached

The Call Of Life

The Call Of The Wild

The Care of Others

The Chambers of My Heart

The Child Within

The Cloud's Breath

The Clouds, Haw Frost and Trees

The Coming Cloud

The Crash Of Wave And Cloud

The Cruelty Of Man

The Crypt

The Flowers We Give

The Dance of Fish Beneath The Waves

The Dance of Life

The Deep and Clouded Cobalt Sky

The Echoes Of Our Spired World

The End Of The Beginning

The Euclidean Plane

The Face of Dreams

The Fall Of Light

The Fall Of Sky

The Fallen Birds of Youth

The Far Future Today

The Fields Of War

The First Day of Winter

The First Insect of Spring

The Fog of Dream

The Fountain of Youth

The Future of Powered Flight

The Gallery

The Heart Of Singapore

The Heavens Open

The Hold of Light

The Journey Begins

The Journey Within

The Kiss of Autumn Light

The Last Day of Autumn

The Last Rose of Summer

The Limbs of Earth

The Long View

The Journey

The Journey Begins

The Journey Of Our Ancestors

The Land That Time Forgot

The Limbs of Earth

The Limbs of Winter Wood

The Long View

The Mind's Eye

The Minotaur

The Mist of Love

The Movement Of Our Time

The Natural World

The Needles

The New Me

The Power Of Sight

The Promise Of World Unknown

The Right To Love

The Rose of Jericho

The Rush of Water

The Rush of Wave

The Search For Privacy

The Smile of Sun Upon Our World

The Scent of Spring

The Scratch And Scar Of Marbled World

The Seeds of Stars

The Shape Of Things To Come

The Snowflake and the Star

The Solitude Of Silence

The Sound Of Light

The Staircase

The Start of Something New

The Stillness Of My Life

The Sky Unfolds

The Temptation of Light

The Thread and Reach of Life

The Time

The Touch Of Sea To Land

The Touch Of Snow

The Turning Tide

The Valley of Dreams

The Very Fibre Of Our Lives

The Walkway

The Wash Of Water

The Whale

The Wheel Turns

The Whisper of Small Things

The Winds Of Change

The Wings of Sleep

The Wood Where As A Child I Walked

The World Before And After

The World Unseen

The Wounds Of World

The Wren In Winter

Thunder Pass This Way

Threads of Life

Three Spoons

Through the Cracks in My World

This Emerald Land

This Field Of Thorn And Seed

This Gentle Light Descends

This Place Where We Belong

Thistle

Those Most Vulnerable Disappear

Through the Cracks in My World

Timeless Dance

Together

Tomorrows Highway

Train Station Canopy

Trees Ablaze

Treelight In Late Autumn

Turtle Life

Turn Away

Two Dance In Time They Dance As Twenty Two

Two Sides Of The Same Coin

Twin Sunflowers

Twist Me

Two Peacocks

Two Sides Of The Same Coin

Under Sky Of Blue

Unfurl this Scent of Spring

Venice: Twenty Two Fifty

Vertical Blindside

Virus

Walk Light This Way

Wave Upon Wave

Washed Away

Waiting for the Lift

Waiting In The Darkness

Waverley Station

Wave Upon Wave

Waves With Cloud And Storm

Waterlines

We Meet Through Lens Of Dream

We Who Swim

Whale Song

When I Feel No More
Where Day Ends And Night Begins

Where Land & Sky Converse

Where Once a Ladybird Stood

White Hot

White Sun, High Cloud

Wild Flower In Still Water

Wild Meadow Flowers

Willow Leaves and Sunlight

Will You Look At That!

Windowed City

Winter Blossom

Winter Copse

Winter's Flower

With Arms Outstretched

With Flight of Dream

With Love Be Strong

With You I Am Never Lost

Wings of Light

Winter's Flower

With Brush of Autumn Light

With Darkness And Light

With Frozen Sleep We Lay

With Time I Change

Within A Calm & Gentle Soul

With Life and Beauty

With Life Enfold

With Life Love

With Limbs Of Light

With Love in Mind

With Love of World

Without Reason I Will Love

With Softest Touch

With Sound Body

Woman Spirit

Wood and Sunlit Tree

Woodland

Working Man Under Strong Sunlight

Young Corn Silk

Young Love

Young Trees In Winter Snow

Zebra Crossing

WORDS

My writing is focused on developing the short form. From the expression of philosophical, aesthetic, and political commentary, to poetry and short fiction.


"Wonderfully written and beautifully poetic…" Bloomsbury


Words Gifted In Perpetuity


Poetry


A Fleeting Thought Make Known

After Sunrise

Alone Or With

A Moment Fast

Anesthetized

As Art Become

As Free As Flame

As Ocean Blue and Forest Green

As Real As Dream

As Snow Throws Soft Its Shield

As Summer Light

Aura

Awake I Dream As Much Asleep

As Ocean Blue and Forest Green

As Whispered Air on Secret Shore

As Woodland Walk

At First Sight

Anesthetized

Awake I Dream As Much Asleep

Bagatelle

Beauty Bound

Before I Sleep

Be Loved Upon This Day

Be Strong My Heart

Between The Breath Of Bird And Early Morning Song

Bird To Sky

Black and White

Breathe Deep This Dawn

By Water's Edge

Come Dance This Day

Compared With You

Daylight

Deep Breath

Deep Ocean Light Deep Ocean Light

Do I Mind

Do Not End

Fall Dust Of Woodland Floor

Far More Than Life Or Love Unseen

Flowered Light

Fly Paper

For Sea of Rising Blue and Crashing Wave

For This Your luminescent Flight

For Those Whose Warmth Will Never More Find Light

From Start of Breath

Future Bound

Give More

I Am and I Become

I Dream

If I Could Give

I Have No Idea

In Light We Dance

I Listen

Immeasurably Less

In Honour Of Their Life

Inner Light

In Place of Needless Loss

In This Uncertain Land

Kite

Know This Place: Be True

Light And Love

Lost

Lost In My Moment

Mother Earth

More

Mother Earth

Moonlight

My Anchor, Word, and Memory

My Love Is Now

My Mane of Blue

My Sound of Woodland Soft and Endless Stream

My Tender Warmth Of Distant Light

Know This Place Be True

Of Body And Mind

One Day

Our Family - One World

Our Night Draws Near

Our World

Remember

Rose Window Sky and Road


"Bold and Innovative…" Picador


Sequoia

Ser Feliz

Shine Far and Long

Silence

Sky and Cloud

Silence In The Storm of Night

Sleep

So Close

Something Lost, Something Found

Starlight

Swathe Soft Our Touch

The All and None of This

To Be To You As You To Me

The Breath of Bird

The Colour of Glass

The Fall of Sky

The Fast Approaching Storm

The Gentle Shore

The Inner World of Plants

The Kiss of Autumn Light

The Light Of Day

The Loss Of Less

The Love That Still I Yearn

The One Who Is Afraid

The Sky Above, The Sea, The Earth

The Stillness Of My Life

The Tide of Our Embrace

The Truth About Lies

The Wheel Turns

Three Billion Years

This Cobalt Sky

This Field of Thorn and Seed

This Wondered Light

Thunder Pass This Way

Together

To Love

Two Peacocks

Virus

We Are But One

We Talk

What Power You Have

When You And I First Met

Wingbeat and Flower

With Arms of Light Enfold

With Breath Held Fast

With Fall Of Night

With Light Become

With Love

With Hope and Song

Without

With Life, Love

With Light Become

Without Doubt

With Open Eyes

With Shallow Breath and Song

Without Doubt

With Whispered Cloud

With Wood In Night And Day

With You

Woodland

Your Voice


Collected Thoughts


With And Alone


Novella


The Burial of Georgio Sánchez


Short Stories


A Day In The Life Of Nadiya

A Day In The Life Of Delphis


Story and Picture Book


The Sun Shines

PUBLICATIONS

I am the author of The Rights of Living Things, Active Pacifist, The Craft of Art, and a number of other publications that seek to advance thought and debate about art, environmental and social issues.


More than ten million people have visited my online publications.


"Full of marvellous things…" Martin Secker and Warburg


Publications Gifted In Perpetuity


100 Artworks

2045 AI

500 Portraits: One Me · One Family

Abstention Today

Active Pacifist

Altruism Today

Art Lover Radio

Be Free of Violence

Be Kind Today

Craft As Art

Do Not End

Encyclopedia Utopia

Enjoy This Today

Fragile Earth

Lunar Mission Gallery

Make Peace Today

My First My Last

One Family One World

Personal Safety For Doctors

Public Art World

Sky and Cloud

The Craft of Art

The Profit of Art

The Rights of Living Things

The World Without Love

The World Without Money

Think This Today

With Life, Love

With Loss, Love

FUTURE PROJECTS

The following creative projects are in progress or at the planning stage.

All are intended to be made freely available.

These publications are in addition to the single works that I will create.


A Map Of All That Is Good In The World

How Creative Am I?

The Good Profit

The Start and Stop of Life

The Teeniest Tiniest Book In The Whole Wide World

The World Without Me

Things I Fail to See

PUBLIC ART & OWNERSHIP

Art is an intrinsic part of human experience. Art is not an accessory to our daily existence, it is essential. Through art we meet, we discuss, we debate what it is to be human, what it is that drives us apart, and what it is that brings us together.


Public Art: art produced in any media that is free to access, whether in the real world or online.


I am currently developing ways that aim to ensure my creative work continues to be made freely available to all in perpetuity.


"Beautiful and Full of Emotion!" Eleni Mylona, Singer Songwriter


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