MARK LEVIN

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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