Monday, January 28, 2013

Zombie Bites New Abstract: Transformation Requires a Sacrifice


In the case of this piece, perhaps what is being sacrificed here is a point of view. An allowed releasing of perspective to expand to a greater understanding.  This also points to the necessary changes that all transformations require.  If one needs to live in water, one must grow gills and fins and if one is to live in a realm of fire, one must accommodate a certain level of continuous destruction.

This piece also speaks to my recent studies of the relationship between Geburah and Chesed within the Kabbalah.  These two spheres of consciousness represent a cycle of expansion and contraction.  Jupiter, father of the gods and planet of big expansion, is associated with Chesed.  Mars, bringer of war and fire, is associated with Geburah.  Chesed is Mercy and Geburah is Strength.  There is a cycling of energy between the two that echoes the essence of the formula "Solve et Coagula".

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Occasionally one of my abstract pieces will have an interesting twist as I am working on it.  After finishing this piece I realized that it works just as well upside down.

{Digital Images manipulated in Adobe Photoshop}

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