Transcendence // Resonance
“Quo vadis? To the stars or to the flame? To the river or the tree?
Vanishing borders, disappearing orders.
A beating heart.”
I couldn’t describe it better than the following quote, which is an incredibly beautiful summary of the symbolism and emotions behind my artwork:
“To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient for human beings; we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning, understanding, and explanation; we need to see over-all patterns in our lives. We need hope, the sense of a future. And we need freedom (or, at least, the illusion of freedom) to get beyond ourselves, whether with telescopes and microscopes and our ever-burgeoning technology, or in states of mind that allow us to travel to other worlds, to rise above our immediate surroundings.
We may seek, too, a relaxing of inhibitions that makes it easier to bond with each other, or transports that make our consciousness of time and mortality easier to bear. We seek a holiday from our inner and outer restrictions, a more intense sense of the here and now, the beauty and value of the world we live in.”
– Oliver Sacks (British neurologist, naturalist and historian of science)