Monday, May 6, 2013

Guess Who Built The Pyramids?

I'm a little confused as to what the particular symbols are in this work. (Are the pyramids also supposed to be jellyfish? What's that blue circle thing?) However I think I know what the underlying message is here:

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Crystal Dolphin Joy Explosion!

This unabashedly dreamy cosmic crystal vision is the work of artist Bruce Harman. His bio states: "Spiritual studies and meditation opened his awareness to reincarnation and karma and became central to his artistic output. Visited by brilliant visions in moments of peace and quiet, his approach to painting is a sacred imperative."

It's interesting that both Hinduism and cosmological theory suggest that our known universe may be part of a cyclical occurrence. That we are tangled in the recurring dream of the supreme Brahman. Our universe is finite but unbounded, expanding and falling in on itself in a continuous cycle of death and rebirth.  All this is perhaps mirrored in our own consciousness through the process of reincarnation.

Perhaps this painting represents three stages of this "existence cycle." The nebula as the unformed matter of life, the unconscious mass, the potential. The crystals symbolize cosmic structures, the body, the Vessel: the perfect harmony of factors which must occur to allow for Life. The Dolphins are the manifestation of the consciousness through that vessel, and achieving finally the most perfect of all states: Joy.