Journey Along the Edge of the Earth
OIL ON CANVAS. ORIGINAL SIZE 46.5x25.5 in
- This painting is divided into three sections.
- Each section represents one element: Heaven, the sea, or the subterranean world.
- The forefront presents an underground view. A giant egg-shaped rock fragment rests between sharp cliff edges.
- The background hosts a cloud in the shape of a bird flying away. It connects the foreground and background, suggesting associations with Polynesian myths of the earth being created from an egg laid into the ocean by a giant bird.
Sails flying in the sea and birds soaring in the sky are symbols of wind, breath, and the human soul.
Arranged in an almost vertical sequence, they create a sense of the cosmic infinity of the world.
The Upanishads, spiritual texts of India, explore the nature of the universe, and tell of two birds perching
on the Cosmic Tree: one of them busy eating, while the other is on watch.