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Artist Cl Thrower
Greenville, South Carolina, USA
As someone with a deep interest in philosophy and religion, I love the idea of the enlightened soul. I imagine that inner peace comes jointly from wisdom and spiritual peace. The inability to pursue or understand these things has a special terror for me; I cannot imagine growing as a person without the proper function of my mind. The idea that my perception is damaged is disconcerting.
These are some of the primary thoughts I had while developing this work. The left hand piece, with the gold halo surrounding the skull, is a callback to religious symbols of divinity or enlightenment; the calmness of this piece represents the elevated mind. This inner peace, whether it derives from the soul or from knowledge, is designed to contrast with the companion piece on the right.
The left piece represents a brain in chaos; the text used in the background is an excerpt from a psychology text on schizophrenia. The halo, while present, is distorted. While every human brain, every thinking mind, is essentially powered by neurons and at the core retain the same structure, the mind itself has as much potential for enlightenment as insanity.
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