Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Dynamic Intervention

Acid Etched Copper in two parts with fretwork, engraving and oxides.  
Fretwork backed in amber mica. 
29"x16.75" x 1.5"

Here is the latest illumination to unfold in my studio. The name I was given for it is Dynamic Intervention. I can tell you some of the elements that I believe I understand.  Anything that you see here that sheds more light on the meaning of this piece is, as always, much appreciated.  If you aren't up to posting a comment then please email me (as usual).

The seed for this copperwork arrived with an investigation of the Hindu feminine divinity known as Aditi - the power underlying temporal reality and the primordial energy that powers the universe.

According to that gratifying, ubiquitous and omniscient source, Wikipedia :
Aditi (अदिति "limitless") is mother of the gods (devamatar) and all twelve zodiacal spirits from whose cosmic matrix the heavenly bodies were born. As celestial mother of every existing form and being, the synthesis of all things, she is associated with space (akasa) and with mystic speech (Vāc).  

That reference to 12 caught me immediately as the thread I was to follow and that you can see expressed in this copperwork as the theme of 12 around 1 in various iterations.

As I continue to explore the meaning of the symbolic elements I was directed to include, I came upon an article which, within its discussion of quantum string theory suggests that 
"Our civilization is out of balance, and it all starts with our God image, (God, a.k.a. the creator, the field of intention, the universal super consciousness, the matrix of all matter, divine intelligence). We have overlooked God's other half, the Goddess energy, the healing and transformative power of heavenly mother."  

To paraphrase the article:
Rather than the 3 dimensional definition of reality that is limited to hard animate matter we see, sense touch and feel with our five senses, matter does not arise from hard animate building blocks or particles of anything solid. Atoms are 99.9999% empty space, and, recent theories of Quantum physics describe a "field of infinite possibility" from which all matter arises. This energy field has even been described as being responsive to the intentions of the observer.

Perhaps it is the response to the intentions of the observer that is implied by the name "Dynamic Intervention."   Dynamic Intervention may be a pictograph of an evolutionary process (suggested by the DNA spheres) that is emerging out of our collective "mattering" intentions. 

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