0 and 1
In the ancient philosophy of Kabbalah the human was meant to take on the role of a vessel being filled by God. But not for long was man satisfied with this passive role, but wanted to play the role of God, the number one as well. Zero being that vessel, the circle which receives and cradles, while One representing the first, the best, the purest form of materiality. One is tangible, it can be defined. Zero is unspeakable. There is no bigger leap in the universe than the leap between nothing to something. In our materialistic society of today we have lost the reverence for the undefined, for spaciousness. In this new work of mine I am investigating this notion of the undefined, of potential vs. the already defined number One. Also Aristotle defined the woman as the empty vessel being, the cradle for the male and his offspring. Once the man placed his seed, the woman could be defined. We are entering a new era in which spaciousness is being recognized and valued.
Oil on linen, gold leaf 30.75 x 36.5”, 2015