MA Student, San Francisco Theological Seminary


Composite Image (2020)

The iron sculpture at the base of this piece was commissioned based on the German philosopher Ernst Haeckel’s drawings of single-cell animals. The Armillary on top I made myself, to represent a cosmology. The tree and its branches/trunk were added and edited to make fit. A local artist from 1970s painted the circular painting of the four rivers (Bill Martin), and the water falling from the open hands. I see this piece as a combination of symbols: the Tree of Life, Axis Mundi, the Buddhist concept of Trailokya or the "Three Realms", and the celestial sphere. All layers were assembled in Pixelmator.

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