Sunday, February 3, 2008

axis mundi composites

Series Introduction: Mircea Eliade, the late renowned religious historian, spoke of the axis mundi as the sacred cosmic center connecting heaven and earth as distinct from the secular world. Often the axis mundi has been reflected in religion and mythology as a tower, pole or tree around which life is oriented. This is an adaptation of this idea as a means to explore the variety of sacred places in our lives.

Over the next while I will be posting more of these pieces.

These images are from a growing collection of all things vertical. The left image is from an abandoned farm yard near Springside Saskatchewan. The middle top are the field lights at the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville Iowa. The lower middle is a shot of the power lines that run along 33rd here in Sioux Falls. And the image on the right is a tree at the Japanese Gardens in Terrace Park in Sioux Falls.