Monday, May 25, 2009

The latest ongoing art exploration...

Based on concepts from Ambika Wauters' book "Chakras and Their Archetypes", and my own explorations with Maslow's hierarchy of needs, this project explores and expands the pyramid to match each need to a corresponding chakra, or energy center, in the human body. Each one of the chakras is also representated by both the negative and positive aspects of each one of Carl Jung's archetypes. When one of these chakras is blocked, or one of the needs is unfullfilled, the negative archetype is displayed.
This artistic exploration seeks to figure out, quite simply, what do we (not just want, but) need to be fullfilled and happy? I believe fully, that it is through creativity that we can best hope to solve such deceptively simple sounding questions in life.