Wednesday, February 23, 2011

CONTEMPORARY FIGURATIVE ABSTRACTION/ 'The Cosmic Piper' by Eric Whollem/ Mixed media on paper/ ABSTRACT FIGURE PAINTING/ Notes on the Akashas, Sabda, and sonic vibrations

The Cosmic Piper
by Eric Whollem
mixed media on paper
4" x 6"

A Contemporary Figurative Abstraction

This work of mine from the 1980's depicts an allegorical
image of 'The Cosmic Piper.' This work is not based upon
any specific mythology, but is a universalized anthropomorphic
interpretation of sonic vibrations.

In Hindu thought, the Akashas, which are seven in number,
are etheric dimensions rooted in vibration. Sabda is sound.
Physical objects in this system are said to be manifestations
of vibrations of sound.


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