rock, acrylic paint
This small stone with no outstanding
qualities captured my interest out in the desert amongst a whole
field of stones. I kept it around camp, wondering why, and one day
got the urge to paint on it. Painting with no particular plan or
outcome in mind, lead me to a startling discovery.
The act of painting was a sort of dialogue
with nature in the form of the stone. From that dialogue I had an
AHA! and an insight into the nature and purpose of duality - thus
the name Duality Stone.
The stone is painted with a base coat
and two colors of lines over the top of it. When you look at the
back side of the stone, you can distinctly see the two colors of
lines and you can also see the stone showing through the gap in
Dualism - the doctrine that there are
two mutually antagonistic principles in the universe - such as good
and evil, physical and spiritual, etc. . . .
We live somewhere in between the extremes
of any dualism, in the difficult to recognize mixture. And yet,
we are not the dualism, we only live in it.
Duality is an instructional devise surrounding
the wholeness that we are and the extremes reveal the nature of
the matrix in between.