Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Spirited Bodies

This is another piece I created (and re-created) several times for the Common Ground show last year in Sioux Falls. For some time I have been wrestling with ideas of our human constitution. Are we body? Are we bodies and souls? We are commanded to love with our whole heart, mind, and strength? How many parts are we? Are these ideas of body and soul remnants of a Platonic dualism? Do they send us down Gnostic paths? This piece is suggestive of those wrestlings. The image was taken on my brother-in-laws farm in Springside, Saskatchewan last summer.