My art is about the black dot or bindu. The bindu is the central focal point of a yantra like the Sri Yantra that is used for the Sri Vidya Puja ritual at Vedic temples or for meditation. The bindu contains the DNA of the cosmos.
The dot is created in black, perfect for meditation. It sucks the meditator right in like into a black hole especially when the dot is rather large and the eyes are not distracted by a nonsensical restlessness inducing periphery. It feels like falling into a bottomless pit. Looking at it, into it, ask yourself:
- can you let go, let go of your identity,
- can you fall into it, into nothingness, blissful nothingness and
- at the same time feel safe and enveloped in the black and dark warmth of the womb, the universe,
- float without fear?
One has to jump, plunge oneself into it, there are no steps going down or up for that matter. Watching from the edge is a foolish endeavor leading to nothing.
The black dot is an ‘opening’ created in the paintings to your inner world like a tunnel or into space. You associate and project your feelings, patterns and thoughts, analyze or simply be.
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