The theme of the painting – Breaking out of the industrial age and reaching for the sky within
Charlie: It always looks so complex from the outside but in fact, intelligence is organised in such a way that existing under space/time plus gravity parameters is very simple.It is the eternal fluidity that makes, shapes and sharpens creatures. Sometimes it is the frozen image of the ideal that pushes the intelligence forward and then as a rule it self-destructs, once it exhausts the form.
Earling: It is the process of hatching, being nurtured by the stability and then breaking through the shell of protection, exactly like nature communicates through eggs – creatures continuum. It fascinates me, but sometimes we are out of tune with nature and we resist breaking through the shell and leaving the old behind. That is what happened with so many systems, once they stopped serving the purpose, many of us got attached and now with exponential growth in the technological sense and disruptive changes happening all the time, the question is, will we keep up and how will the friction diffuse?
EarlingMax: You Earlings of the 20th century are so full of fears, why are you always afraid of change? That is what is holding you back. This inherited genetics dates back to the rodent mentality. To them in their evolutionary progress change meant natural cataclysm and a leap of corresponding efforts.
Juptling: The art of non-doing is so medicinal for the intelligence breaking free from the constraints of the form.
Charlie: It is a wrong way to observe the form, because just as with the time and space continuum, form and substance are inseparable; those divisions are the product of logical thinking, mathematical abstraction and the first stage of the abstract.
Changes between the industrial formations and those of the mind revolution is described in this visual representation. The question is always directed towards the infinite, and almost always the ideology formed is the result of the finite, the vision. Ayn Rand’s shadow is standing behind this painting, the last pages of “The Fountainhead” with the infinite lift towards the sky and beyond and the infernal stew underneath on Earth and the struggle between Earthly and the infinite sky in the mind.
Every stage of Human civilisation had to go through transformation and suffering as a result, especially the ones that created radical changes, which is why even in today’s fast paced changing landscape people resist change fiercely. This resistance further reflects on their character, and introduces the stagnant pattern. Every pattern coming out of the human consciousness is intelligent and therefore can either be constructive or destructive. The stagnant thoughts inevitably result in destructive actions.
The Industrial age promoted so many good changes. The organisational systems were raised to a totally new level; the improving efficiencies became paramount for any business and the system spread throughout the planet like a bacteria, but the destiny is not of a mitochondria pattern yet.
On the other hand these changes made idealisms of various types, of which the most prominent was giving birth to socialism. Equality, the attempt to organise the whole planet according to the model of the factory. This, while initially paved with good intentions, created the inferno of the whole hierarchies of stagnancies. It was impossible to see ahead and figure out the sustainable solution to the problems that came with Industrial age. It was destined for the planet and her inhabitants to go through this suffering so that the old could be shed, replaced by much lighter and more powerful forces of the technological advancement. Social implication of these changes created the fertile ground for open source, sharing and uniting.