A flower bud dying to burst into life is suspended over a separate piece (Yoni). Above is a physical manifestation of the life force within this flower-to-be, below is a funnel, generating energy to and from the sources above and below. Monad is the all unifying, indivisible spiritual force of one which is what we are and why I'm elated to start and end this series of works with this piece.

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The first concept I decided to delve into is something that has always troubled me - duality. In childhood we are immediately told about what is good and what is bad. As I grew up, I began to question this black and white existence. This mental conflict disturbed me immensely. Who was I to judge? By judging others, I began to judge myself... and the conflict spiralled and my attempts on being a happy and balanced person became more futile. Why couldn't things just be? Why did they have to be either good or bad? Whose judgement is correct? What influences created that judgement in the first place? I began to realise that this personal conflict was being reflected on a global scale. It dawned on me that the world stage of politics are constantly using the concept of duality for their own political, material and social gains by pitting human issues against each other and creating an arena of good versus bad. This extends to the mass media, to religions and in fact to all institutions as well as every aspect of human existence. In fact human existence cannot exist without duality.

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Those who can read Hebrew will know this 4 symbols is the name of God in Hebrew Bible. If we write it vertically, the form of the symbols looks like a human being. After all, it is written in bible - god created human according to his own shape. As for my project I try to approach from more of a meaning perspective - The rigidity of the square. I have dissected this earth bound structure of 2 solid cubes in pursuit of freedom from their own rigidity. By slicing them, a complex structure of poly-sided figures are created and a sense of fluidity occurs, hence the spherical form made from a liquid resin. The crown of this sphere is open, and, I would like to think, this frees the object from itself - from its solid and rigid structure as a physical construct into a lighter entity. On another level, the physical form transcended into and connected to the spiritual element. The 4th element - lights. In scientific context - Light is composed of elementary particles called photons. Photon is the elementary particle for electromagnetic phenomena (gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet light, visible light, infrared light...). Elementary particles is a particle not know to have substructure; that is, it is not know to be made up of smaller particles. If an elementary particle truly has no substructure, then it is one of the basic building blocks of the universe from which all other particles are made.

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This work is an extension of "Duality" - it is the "trinity" as it were between the good on one side, the bad on the other and the individual - caught somewhere in the middle! A being who exists from what is fed to him by the duality of good and evil, right and wrong, black and white. These are projected into the individual's psyche, who in turn reflects them outwardly and these become a projection of how others perceive that person. Once again we are caught in a vicious circle whereby all that is projected to and from that individual becomes a self fulfilling prophecy as each projection feeds on the next. These projections are represented by chains, attached in proportionate lengths of multiples of 3. They are hooked onto the 3 facets of that individual, who struggles to find a balance in his life filled with a complex of dualities. It depicts, ultimately, one's wish to break away from those chains that bind him and restrict him from that which I would like to term Holy Freedom.

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Of Chinese descent, born in Taiwan, left for the USA, live in Europe. Educated in all. To various degrees I am a product of these systems. I have been empowered by these various structures, or have I?

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