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11th Sep 2017 – Dome of the Bisected Hemisphere

Dome of the Bisected Hemisphere

Dome of the Bisected Hemisphere

On this, the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 that I’m sure every news report will tell us not to forget, and remind us that we haven’t forgotten… I wanted to share this picture of Abdulnasser Gharem’s sculpture, titled “Hemisphere”, which was featured in LACMA earlier this year. It represents the duality of Islam, (or frankly, all religions), between the peaceful and spiritual, (as depicted by the right half, based on the green dome of the Mosque of the Prophet in Media), and the political and violent tendencies, (as depicted by the left half, based on a Persian military helmet). The midpiece that is front and center is models on a noseguard from the helmet, which protects the face while also separating it.

And while we can list this duality in all religions, given the beauty of this work, and the darker responses to the terrorist attack 16 years ago, I wanted to post this – today – to show that beauty can come from all places, and that almost everything has two sides.

(Also, I’m really happy with how the picture came out.)

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Sep 7th, 2015 – Mayan Majesty

Mayan Majesty

Mayan Majesty

A full view of a Mayan round mosaic shield. This artwork was part of the LACMA exhibit, “Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico”. This mosaic resonated with me- the colours, the details, the amount of work that must have went into affixing tiny chips of turquoise to wood with natural gum… and then lasted for almost a millenium and counting.

Seriously, this piece demonstrates how much beauty the First Nations were capable of.

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