Wednesday, March 12, 2014

stairwell art

My university has some talented students:

It's an interesting image to contemplate. There's fire at the bottom, but a paradoxical sense of youth/age and serenity at the top (young face, white galaxy-hair), almost as if our eyes are supposed to follow a heavenward path from the terrestrial to the celestial. The bubbles also lend something of a science-fiction-y aspect to the work. Is this a Mircea Eliade-style hierophany? Is the being at the top of the painting somehow above it all?

So what does it mean? What should the English title of this work be? Pixie's Victory? The Coming of the Goddess? My House on Tatooine Burns While Space-girl Watches?


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