Monday, August 29, 2011
There is a building on 38th and Walnut that has been set on fire. Twice. Despite both of the blazes that were set the building still stands tall. It is a sort of eerie piece of art work with graffiti lined on the inside and outside walls, an open air ceiling with parts of walls still attached. While taking a walk I noticed a sticker on the light post. It created a fusion of ideas in my head that I haven't been able to get out. The building for me represents the idea of art and its impact upon my life. While the building has been set ablaze, it still remains to stand. Art for me is a journey that I hope to continue to pursue with a fiery passion and through the ups and downs, I hope that the fire within me doesn't burn itself out.
Definitely not the best work of art, but I at least had a little bit of fun creating "fusion".
Fusion: The union or blending together of things, as, melted together. I dont think I could have been more literal when I decided to take four crayons and "fuse" them together in the microwave. At least something cool came out of it.
When I look at this image it reminds me of what the world would look like from space, only a little bit more colorful.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
As part of my studies in the art/science of mediation, I explored the ancient symbol of Vesica Piscis, which comes to mind as I entertain the concept of fusion.
When two distinct entities come together, even in opposition, and offer to share parts of themselves in union, a third or unique entity is evolved into being. I believe this to be the very essence of successful mediation. Likewise, when two parties who hold different beliefs, goals or realities come together and give space for their differences to “fuse”, the polarity is diminished and a new reality of unity can be attained. I am imagining how useful this concept might be to Congress about now.
I specifically chose these colors when creating this photo in order to represent the dualistic nature of our left-wing, blue Democratic views and the right-wing, red Republican views. Interesting that purple, the color created when fusing red and blue, is associated with higher levels of spiritual consciousness.