Sculpture No. 259_ Evaluation of Consciousness
84″ h x 48″, upscaled metal welded and finished in found color.
“You are not a drop in the ocean.
You are the entire ocean in a drop.” ― Jalaluddin Rumi
The sculpture Evaluation of Consciousness or reference number 259, is made from the select repurposed material, referencing a pursuit of innate human knowledge or higher self. I have been in the search for understanding and digestion of these systems and ideas sometimes called Gnosticism. The sculpture Evaluation of Consciousness is primarily interested in connecting higher consciousness with material to reference The study and pursuit of inner human consciousness or knowledge. For me, it is difficult to communicate in words, but I think currently well done by Dr. Deepack Chopra. He seems to cover all the bases including science and philosophy with a beautiful cadence of ease.
The sculpture is made with a solid sphere on a centered post with small plates as if levels:
The description of a sphere is a round solid figure, or its surface, with every point on its surface equidistant from its center. Or an area of activity, interest, or expertise; a section of society or an aspect of life distinguished and unified by a particular characteristic. IE: being human om pursuit of knowledge to become expanded.
The sphere is encapsulated with a shroud:
- a length of cloth or an enveloping garment in which a dead person is wrapped for burial. synonyms: winding sheet.
historical cerements “the shroud of Turin”
2. a thing that envelops or obscures something.
“a shroud of mist” synonyms: covering, cover, cloak, mantle, blanket, layer, cloud, veil “a shroud of mist”
Verb- 1. wrap or dress (a body) in a shroud for burial.
- cover or envelop so as to conceal from view.
Synonyms: cover, envelop, veil, cloak, blanket, screen, conceal, hide, mask, obscure;
The lines and shape of the shroud gives place to the rise of awareness, as if rungs of a ladder for one to travel- to, or from- ascension. It also contains, the complications or resistance to spiritual knowledge.
The box is common societal expectations that I placed on its corner spilling opening to offer opportunity for the experience of reaching to new personal heights.
Which sits on a typewriter desk from a man named Bob Roney who owned a bait shop in Albany NY. Roney was a World War Two- Veteran, who served with General Patten, and kept this desk as a keepsake which now serves as visual reference to growth and change across the table of communication.
The table also serves as formal structure (which is a word pay).
I finished the sculpture and photographed, I got to talk about the ideas and enjoy the freedom feeling of motorcycle riding around rain storms. Following a long meditation group session, we headed out on a ride back from Manchester Vermont over Rt.30 into Granville NY. On the flats before town, the Black clouds split open the downpour stopped to the ray of light- a gigantic electric rainbow appeared in a minute – the second rainbow showed up. Blazing with color, i could see both beginning and end, touch the ground.
The rainbows carry much folk lore and I like to think of the event as a sign, so I worked up a few photographic combinations of things that visually contain my commentary of thought.