Monday, July 8, 2013
Art MOOC # 6: A Circular Argument.
Last week's assignment was to construct a "Cabinet of Curiosities". I used 40 of the found pieces that I usually pick up on my walks (I have three boxes of these), and decided to focus on circular objects. I incorporated in the piece the philosophical concept of a circular argument as well as eight hand drawn illustrations of spiritual and religious circular symbols. You will find yin-yang, the circumpunct, enso, the Flower of Life, ouroboros, the quartered circle, The Seed of Life, and finally the Sacred Chao (a symbol of Discordianism - a parody religion, which uses subversive humour to spread its philosophy).
A Circular Argument (wooden slide tray, found objects, black thread, glue, wire, paper, pen, ink, paint)