Friday, June 3, 2011
ELEMENTAL SYMBOL OF LIFE
Basic forms which we find in nature, like the form of the seed, or the leaf, or the egg, can become potent metaphors for life. These shapes that are organic, relate also to the forms that we see in the human body. So the branch of an olive tree can be also seen as an image of the Mother and child. The abstract letter like the Sanskrit figure of the sound AUM, can be seen as representing the shape of a bird in flight. All abstract patterns interlink to give rise to a symbolic language. Every visual sign can become meaningful, evoking a spiritual reality behind external forms in nature.