There Is No Map

This body of work creates visual expressions for incorporeal ideas.

It maps the relationship between the individual and the greater community, i.e. between inner life and outer experience, by superimposing architectural plans of sacred centers, such as a cathedral, a stupa, and images symbolizing the inner journey: the labyrinth, a Parcheesi board. As in traditional architecture, these “maps” are designed on the symbolic relationship between square and circle, the human and the divine. The integration of the two is a metaphor for equilibrium between heaven and earth. The square represents physical space while the unending circle is a timeless center.

The interaction of these designs creates a Mandala-like energetic geometry, in which we sense the spiritual dimensions discussed above. At the same time, of course, there is no physical map to the spiritual realm.

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