Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Strangely, this depiction has a very different feel to me than most images. Perhaps because of the way the swords radiate out from the figure, almost like a golden halo. Perhaps, also, because the person is encased in a robe, which seems to be shredded by the swords, allowing the person within to emerge. Maybe, too, because the pierced spots are the same blue as the surrounding area, suggesting that these swords, these ideas, free the person to become one with the world around them, rather than cut off and separated by a robe representing protection but also limitation. I also like the figure's pose, hands spread wide as though welcoming what comes.
I am grateful for the liberation that can come from new ideas.