My life, and I suppose most peoples lives in one fashion or another, is filled with change and death. Death is change, and change is death. I dont mean death only in the traditional “dead body” sense. No, no, no, I mean like each moment dies into another moment and is then reborn to the next, no holding on to anything, just dying. Each and every moment. Now while the phoenix itself, is of great symbolism in my life*, is maybe not nessisarily representative of the whole “die to each moment” part of rebirth; it seems to hold that symbolism for me. So as I think about the phoenix I can only say that it is a symbol which pops up in my life over and over and over, hence the name of the blog, website, and so on. So here is another visual piece that has come up today. It is a digital art sort of piece I guess, abstract, deep and dark. But I feel at home in the dark and in the light these days (there is always solice to be found in both darkness and light) which is a nice change. As Jung talked about the shadow being such a driving force in creativity, all of the red, orange, and black that I am drawn too, is also a testament to that. As Nietzsche states, “We have art so that we shall not die of reality.” And thus, reality, is what we all really run from isnt it? Look at all the paradoxes of life:
As the globe is illuminated by a pale magenta glow,
A women is raped.
As the snowflakes float down to tickle my face,
A man has been beaten and killed.
As the unity of all universal beauty commences in my heart,
A child has been struck.
A dying breed, that continues on…
I suppose it is quite a nihlistic view of the world, but none the less, it is a picture of expression for that time in my life and how I felt in the world. I would not say that I still feel the same, but I would not say that I dont either. So here is the piece I have been talking about, Enjoy…
“Phoenix Taking Form” 2009
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*I have one tattooed on my left shoulder which was designed by a good friend (check out Rion-art link if you want to see his stuff).
Here is a self-portrait of my tattoo:
Tattoo done by Mike Peace, Calgary, AB, (cant tell you the year, but it has been a while…)