A shortened view of The Great Turn
, painted by Alex Grey. He did it for a Tool
album, but man, fuck Tool
. The art is inspiring enough alone.
An excerpt from Grey on The Great Turn
The Great Turn is a symbol of the potential for both transformation and disaster. There are three primary compositional elements, the polarized body, the jewel web, and the background tunnel of eyes, symbolizing three levels of our self. Reflecting on the meaning of the image, the Body feels the struggle of the ego caught in the web of the Mind, yet reaches toward the light of Spirit a tunnel of infinite awareness seeing everything. It is possible for us to locate our identity in any of those domains, yet the mystics would say Spirit is our true nature.
Sounds like nonsense, but when you look between the lines, the message is a beautiful one. Basically what he is saying is that we're constantly playing tug o' war with ourselves. You'll pull one way, but the other, many halves of you, are going to pull in so many more different, maybe even unknown directions. It's important to stay grounded in what you believe, while also trying new experiences at the same time. Balance the self's good and bad, while not losing yourself at the same time.
Orbited insanitarium wrote:
This is a photograph of a "made-out-of-nature" quirky creation that was synonymous with a local podcast I took part in a few years back.
The subject matter of the cast was the outdoors. Going for a wander, and exploring the sounds of your surroundings. Quite fitting innit?
A friend in nature indeed! It seems like a fun exercise to remind others to stop and smell the roses for a bit, get rather familiar and understand their surroundings better. Was this the only friend you managed to capture?