POV: Kaleidascape

The POV series is inspired by the subject of point of view and how one frames the world.

POV Kaleidascape is inspired by the way which light passes through water and creates a rainbow depending on one's point of view. People are essentially made of water and light (electrons) and thus essentially an apparition defined by a point of view. It has been said that a man is three things: What he thinks he is; What others think he is; And what he really is. Which is the truth? When a man is wrong about himself, and others are wrong about him, who is left to say what he really is? At what point in time can a man be fixed and frozen, if he is to live and grow?

Within the center of the sunflower, the seeds spiraling in a loose golden spiral take the form of a color blind test. The colorblind test suggests in itself the idea that we see the world differently and only some can see what is within. The image within is the caduceus, the staff wielded by the goddess Iris, whom is personified as a rainbow, the messenger of the gods, the connection to divinity, and the one whom feeds the clouds water needed to deluge the world. I also utilized the caduceus as it is the symbol utilized to represent Kundalini energy, with the serpents being personification of the Ida and Pingala channels. This piece was a breakthrough in my own personal meditation as I thought the POV series were studies on the sixth chakra, otherwise known as the ajna chakra or third eye. This sixth chakra has to do with recognition, imagination, visualization and perception. Perception being not reality, but how we limit reality. When meditating on the chakras I realized the seventh chakra, otherwise known as the sahasrara or crown chakra, is often depicted as a flower, a rainbow, the sun, or a mirror, all of which reside in this piece. The seventh chakra dissolves the illusion of an individual self and experiences true bliss in nonduality. Bliss is thus found within, so don't go looking without. “That for which they seek is that which searches.” -Saint Francis of Assissi


Media: holographic papers, handmade papers, glassine, wood, metal, string, frame corners.