Friday, June 3, 2011
THE IMAGE OF CARING
Caring implies enclosure, and the Mother figure is perhaps the oldest image of caring. The Mother also symbolizes the earth, and this idea of caring has a cosmic dimension. Caring is an important aspect of compassion, and leads to a sense of caring for nature. Ecological ideas can be expressed visually, by showing that underlying the forms of nature, is the structure of the enclosing space, like that of an egg. This is also the image of the home, which protects, and also nurtures.