The sculpture was completed on the beginning of March 2017. it is 12 feet high. Made of Black Basalt and Sandstone.
I was inspired by the TRUTH contained in the story that Jesus talks in the New testament In Mark 10 Jesus narrates that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of the NEEDLE that for a rich man to go to heaven. We all understand the implication of the statement. Wealth in itself is not the impediment but the identification "IAM". reach, famous, successful, knowledgeable is the impediment
It has been said that heaven is within you ,God is within you..so really is not a place to go to.
THE DILEMMA IS EXPERIENCE VS KNWOLEDGE. You cannot think your way to heaven.
A mistaken identification is to believe to be the thinker and or the doer, which will prevent the passage
through the eye of the NEEDLE.
Sat-chit-ananda,beingconsciousness-bliss). Our true divine nature underneath what the mind creates and covers over. LDF
Every one calls oneself "I". Yet, that is just a momentary form that LIFE, changeless eternity, manifests itself. The title.."I"...AM NOT". is a pointer towards the true nature that we are, to the right Identification: the "I" "I".
With its size, material, shaped forms, the sculpture states that the belief to be someone or something, is not REAL. In it there is an underlying dishonesty, association to meanings, labels and illusive identities. Life is pure sentience eternal existence. In mistaking one's own identity we create separateness..."me" "mine" in a world that is already an illusion. This 9' feet of pink granite sculpture places itself in the art trends remaining distant and aloof ,moving away from social environment or beliefs that conditioned an art movement. Away from the commentary of and to the world, which seems to be the preoccupation of many artists of the past and of the present. The sculpture eludes all connotation, links and attachments to the world, remaining uncontaminated and pure. Just like our true nature. Art can not be an intellectual statement competing with other intellectual statements of previous or contemporary art movements. At the beginning, at the origins, art was a pure gesture. There were not buyers, no museums, no galleries critics, intellectuals... it was pure in its own intentions.. now it has become a financial prostitute a sophisticate harlot and a commodities for this confused humanity. LDF
In the Beginning...
KNOWING ONE'S OWN NATURE IS THE FOUNDATION FOR HAPPYNESS AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION.