Flying Paper Things: January 2010

In December 2009 and January 2010, I focused on the teachings of the Bhagivad Gita and the geometry of sacred symbols, such as the symbols for the five elements, the Star of David and the Pentagram. I also played with installation, sewing paper together and hanging it from the ceiling to expose both sides and to allow the viewer to look through at the wall pieces. I enjoyed this very much! These pieces became a show at the end of January at VSC.


"Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu"
(may all beings in all worlds be happy)
mixed media on paper 16.5" x 14"




Derek with Glitter
pencil and glitter on paper 16.5" x 14"






Derek O'Neill
mixed media on paper 16.5" x 14"




Prophet
mixed media on paper 16.5" x 14"




Derek Teaching in Ireland
mixed media on paper 16.5" x 14"



Stars based on the Star of David
and Prema Agni Clock!
 

all mixed media on paper apx 8" x 8"
clock 16.5" x 14"


Satya Sai Baba
mixed media on paper 16.5" x 14"


Derek
mixed media on paper 16.5" x 14"




The Five Pandavas
*Represented by Geometric Symbols*
Top to Bottom, Left to Right:
Air - Bhima / Ether - Yudhistira
Fire - Arjuna / Earth - Sahadeva
Water - Nakula / Prema Agni (Love)
mixed media on paper 16.5" x 14"



The Five Pandavas
each mixed media on paper 16.5" x 14"


The following are installation views in my studio. I cut up a large 2-sided acrylic painting and twisted the shapes to form interesting 3-dimensional constructions. Some of these constructions have holes which simulate the pupil and shape the viewer's gaze. I also played with combinining some of the 2-dimensional pieces to form large collages. It was fun to break away from the wall and play in the space. By the end of the month my studio was hard to move around! My friend Joanna Johnson said it reminded her of a cave, and she couldn't figure out if it was comforting or oppressive. Maybe a bit of both. 














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