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BLOG. Symbols I attune to. The first appearance of the 11:11 in my artwork.

allyinspiritFeb 14, 2021, 2:36:40 AM
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Trekking.
To Mount Kosciuszko.
The highest peak in Australia.
Snow melting. Riverlets and marshes.
Thick fog obscuring. 11:11. Fine mist swirling.
Seeds feather your silent world. The sun breaks through.
Toes freezing. I catch my breath.
We are HERE. NOW.
~Ally.

 

In response to the post 'Daily Writing Question' by @danielandangel:

Three symbols came to mind that frequently appear in my artwork: The seed of life, the spiral and the 11:11.

The origins of the 11:11 in my artwork.

A friend told me about her experiences with 11:11. I couldn't recall having seen 11:11 on a digital clock, as she had. But being an 11 in numerology, I have a natural liking for 11.

The idea that these numbers symbolically represented a gateway, a portal into a higher field of energy was kindling something within. That night I went to sleep wondering if/how I could work with the 11:11 in my artwork.

And then in the middle of the night, I woke and it came to me that this symbol, the 11:11 was ALREADY in the artwork I was currently creating: A series of 12 collages: All with an underlying format of two vertical rectangles positioned on either side of a square. 

This was one of the collages in this series. 

The entire series was exhibited in 2000 in a solo exhibition in the Palm House Gallery at the Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens.
 

A mountain keeps an echo deep inside.

That's how I hold your voice. ~Rumi.
 

The series was complete and shortly afterwards I was inspired to start another series: 'Elements.'

The main focus of this new series was to work with the 11:11 with an 'awareness' of all it could represent.


Collage and Photography: ©Alison Lee Cousland.
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