Sunday, August 2, 2009

Separated Creation - Art

Separated Creation is a beautiful, affecting piece in a monochromatic color scheme made up of shades of black. This piece depicts the creation act as it occurs. The creative force, represented by the dark, black arm in the painting, drops off each object of creation, which is represented by a black circle. One edge of the black arm is indistinct, to show the breaking away of the created object. The created objects or beings are then deposited into their own private, isolated planes of existence.
In the world of the painting, isolation occurs immediately after creation. Created objects and beings are doomed to isolation from the first moment of creation. This is the painting’s most alarming impression – that we are created separate and alone, deposited into isolated planes of existence that are separated by hard black lines. These hard black lines represent the limiting beliefs that maintain the separation, such as prejudicial beliefs, economic hardship, and other ills of society. From our creation, these barriers maintain a lonely separation.

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