This ten piece oil painting series are representations of some of the vices found in the human condition, inspired by a quote from psychologist Carl Jung, “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.” By bringing these into our consciousness in an aesthetically pleasing and simple way, the intent is also to reflect how often times the media can perpetuate and justify the negative attributes and vices of human life by glorifying them.
This project was inspired by Buddhism and the concept of enlightenment; as well as purity found within nature and the human experience that so often involves stepping away from purity.
On the four sides of the pyramid, there are the four stages of enlightenment in Tibetan; the stream enterer, the once-returner, the non-returner, and then finally the Arahant.
On the inside there are the 10 fetters, or, hindrances to enlightenment in Tibetan; lust, anger, conceit, wrong views, doubt, attatchment to rites and rituals, lust for existence, jealousy, greed, and ignorance.
Dimensions: 2' 4" x 2' 4" x 2' 8"
Direct-to-Garment All over Printing process.
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