A primitive Purgatory

"The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight."
-Joseph Campbell-

 

Visually the work was intended to follow a totem like structure, however ended up being an ornamental almot sacrificial, ritual piece. it is littered with biblical references and intuition based composition that follows a primitive behaviour.  Composed of Palm wood and other found objects. 

If a bird picks up a seed and places it somewhere else, then that seed blooms into a plant or tree. This is a natural instinctive process for the bird.

Here the question at hand was: “Is man natural?” Have we as human beings created a world where our interest is to only benefit rather than to be a part of and sustain? Through our action towards the land we live on and our interactions with nature are we furthering ourselves away from our true nature which scientists and biologists are still unsure about.

The introduction of Biblical references was added, particularly the seven deadly sins and the four horsemen of the apocalypse from the Book of Revelations. The seven deadly sins in this context are not intended to condemn but rather to categorize excessive human habits that we tend to overdo.

A primitive Purgatory- Bone, Palm wood, found objects.

Size comparison.

Detail from a primitive purgatory.