Ink and metallic/pear acrylic on canvas
Ready to hang
90cm x 120
On the greater quest for peace we come to know ourselves not as a lone soul trapped within a body, separate from the world, but as a part of a greater mind-heart, what some call the higher self or overself. This birth to the realization of the divine reality leads to one experiencing “The Peace That Passeth All Human Understanding”; a great peace from within and above that births such virtues of unconditional love, compassion, wisdom and mercy which allows ones every thought, word and deed to be an act of sacred activism and peace in the world.
This piece represents our own divine heritage that all the great mystical traditions touch upon; our origin in the heavens as the Adam Kadmon. Indigenous tribes across the world when asked where they come from point to the stars. However, as much as the divine reaches out to us we also need to meet them half way. The divine eye of the creator in the centre of the pyramid watches overhead; this symbol of the trinitized divinity and creation power ensures the purity of this divine union.
Michelangelo was a great visionary and artist of the Renaissance movement. His vision of the divine and the mysteries of creation was revealed in many of his great works including the panel of the Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Rome. The symbol of the hand of God or the Elohim creator reaching out to touch the finger of Adam to ignite the divine spark has come to represent humanities reaching out in connection to the divine.
Artwork from - Tri-Unity Art Series – 2017
Tri-Unity is part of a greater body of work from Jessica Curtis’ recent solo show at the West Torrens Auditorium Gallery, 2017; an exhibition of paintings by exploring the trinity & hexagonal unfoldments in nature & Supernature.
Pyramidal and tetrahedral shapes are found everywhere in nature from the subatomic structure of a platinum crystal to the structure of molecules such as in water to the pyramidal brain cells. Everywhere we peer into nature we will find pyramids that unfold from this basic structure into more complex structures such as hexagonal arrangements to the Platonic solids.
The pyramid has been a geometry that has been revered in stone for thousands of years from the great pyramids of Egypt, South America, China to Bosnia and beyond. Pyramids are found across the world, in the Pacific and also in the roof tops of temples like Angkor Wat and conic forms of church and cathedral steeples.
The use of pyramidal forms in art & architecture is often an exercise in the exploration and application of sacred geometry. Geometry becomes sacred when it is taken into sacred focus & purpose in conscious application. The perfection of the shapes within nature consciously applied to express divine perfection, the unfoldment of Supernature. Sacred geometry has been used since ancient times as way to pay homage to the Divine.
The triangle or pyramidal form also has symbolic meanings in many cultures. One of the main symbols has been that of unity that unfolds into a trinity such a trinity of deity such as The Father, Son & Holy Spirit, Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu or the tradition of the Trikaya in the Buddhist tradition when the Buddhas come in groups of three.