Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Are the shaman and the artist so different?
When geometric shapes are smooth, white and polished they have a very Star Trek feeling. When those same shapes are dirty, roughly textured and hand-drawn they become very ancient in feel. It makes me think of all the theories that the Gods in most mythology are just extra-terrestrial beings- I read a report the other day that there is substantial evidence to suggest diamonds are formed from 'seeds' carried on crashed meteors when the world was still young, since there would not have been enough sufficiently rottend vegetation to have them form the way we think they do.
This was made all the more interesting to me when I found out that the ancient Romans believed diamonds to be star-shards or tears from the Gods. Not too far from the truth perhaps. This is coming along in my mind with the growing fixation I have for hexagons, pyramids and crystal points. I'm starting to feel like Indy!