1 – THE STILLNESS AT THE HEART OF THE DANCE OF THE COSMOS

From the utter darkness of space sprang all being. In a moment the Big Bang erupted into the Cosmic Dance of the Universe. All movement, Light and Dance is held together by the Stillness which is the heart of the cosmos, the heart of being.

The Divine dimension holds everything together in and through Love. Our existence is described by three dimensions, throughout the universe – Length Height and Breadth.

The Divine occupies a dimension as yet scientifically undiscovered, unidentified. It is a dimension which we know through faith, through creativity, through imagination. William Blake the poet       (1757-1827) said “Imagination is Eternity.”

The stillness at the heart of the dance, the silence between one breaking wave and the next, the space between the shapes of lettering or drawing, the silence between one note and the next, are all as important as the sounds and the shapes themselves.

The silence at the heart of this piece is represented by the Celtic Cross with its interlace pattern which represents the endlessness of eternal love. Love which has no beginning and no ending, which was, is now and shall be through all eternity.

The pigment in the colouring of the cross is the ultramarine blue which traditionally was used to represent heaven. The interlace pattern itself is gold leaf laid on gums ammoniac. Where the horizontal and the vertical of the cross meet together is a circle which encloses a paradise landscape and the symbol of the yin and yang. The coming together of opposites, darkness and light, earth, air, fire and water, male and female. It is a representation of the connection of opposites, the oneness of all being.

Surrounding the centre of the piece, the seasons spin majestically through the year, represented by the colours and life cycle of the trees. The Big Bang itself is portrayed as gold rays and stars exploding through time, against the purples and blues which represent the colours of the deep space of our universe.

Light was born and penetrated the darkness. It is a light which no darkness can quench.

 

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