Supernatural: Art, Animism and our
relationship with our Biosphere
JANUARY 22nd, 6 PM Reception / 7 PM Lecture
Artist Mara G. Haseltine created “Supernatural”, the central sculpture currently on view at Tatiana Pagés Gallery in Harlem with the Shinto notion of chinkon in mind. Chinkon is the moment of awareness and enlightenment when the spirits of nature called kami that exist within nature such as rocks or trees reveals themselves to the viewer through the many dimensions of existence.
The Shinto notion that everything in nature has a life force in nature even rivers and deserts and interdependent is similar to English atmospheric scientist James Lovelock Gaia (The Goddess of Earth in Greek Mythology). Hypothesis that everything in nature is interconnected to form one functioning biosphere or living organism. When harmonious all living things contained in the biosphere work in tandem together and react to each other maintaining balance and equilibrium so that a habitable atmosphere is maintained. The purpose of displaying works like “Supernatural” is so humans become spiritually reacquainted with nature and take it upon themselves to heal our wounded biosphere and restore a symbiotic and harmonious existence with it.
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