Ideasrexoid no. 2
The theme of the painting – Sitting at the table and thinking about the duality
Duality is such an integral part of the human condition that sometimes it takes a while to realise that the two forces that play each in their own direction shape our reality and sometimes even create conditioning of entrapment.
This visual portal/painting is all about duality as a condition in our minds and tables as a physical conditioning of our bodies. Both in this case are the product of social conditioning, as we work, eat, meet,…. it is always around tables. I wonder what is it that makes us so amazed with the horizontal shape the table has. Is the origin of it really a map, in the primordial times when humans were hunting and gathering, the most important innovative thinking would most probably be spatial
planning/thinking/organising. That required the map, maybe even 3D maps as they would have used stones and tools as representational objects. This line of thinking later lead to scrolls/papers/books of 2D due to efficiency, which were being read or written at tables, and in later years it is computers, the latest extension of our brains, that we spend so much time with, sitting or standing, again in front of the table.
We synthesise the world and processes around us in that space (be it computer/tablet/phone) in front of us, on a table and this helps us further our thoughts and create even more impact. Sometimes, however the balance between the need to express ourselves and conquer whatever it is we are focusing on, and the creative lightness of being gets disturbed.
That is why the shadow of a man to the right is bent over the table with frustrating anger of ambition radiating from his being. It is a sight of a powerful being crushed under the conventions of society, and consenting emotionally to the iron hand of social “normality” and thus pushing ahead, against all odds, going upstream and struggling. If only he would turn around and see that the table behind him is offering something completely different – a world of universal reflection, light, colours, aesthetics not for the sake of beauty but creation and usefulness. Beauty is fleeting and susceptible to trends; what we want integrated within us is the creativity.
“I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful.”
― Oscar Wilde
Charlie: The source does not recognise the concepts of good and bad; those are the inventions/tools of evolving civilisations.
Earling: But we have gone so far from the external fighting between Homo Sapiens and all other species of Homo Genus, we hardly kill each other nowadays. However, the fears and flight or fight mechanism has been transferred from survival to the economical triangles and exchange of goods.
Charlie: You must follow the stream of change; those fastest to adapt are the ones nature has conditioned to survive the longest and these are not even definite terms by which things operate; however for the moment, it serves the purpose and the stage where it is being played at in your reality.
Neptling: Being too close to the light/Sun, makes you susceptible to the illusion it makes. Seeing with your eyes is deceptive, you must be aware of your purpose at all times even if the purpose seems illogical; there is no logic in the universe that words could define.
Earling: How to live without logic or guidance or energy? Aren’t those the first three levels of the game called Trivium?
EarlingMax: You can’t divide Trivium from Quadrivium; those are ancient concepts, or organisations that got lost in translation and even further on tragically ended up all fragmented by the Establishments of Academia throughout various specializations during 20th and the beginning of 21st Century. People were lost in their purpose when they finally realised that they cannot be just one thing, just one expert, one profession, one uniform life.
Charlie: There are so many possible realities, and only one of them is valid – it is the one created within; it is the Mandelbrot type which operates within the bubble of all possibilities.