The 23 Enigma
A widely popular numerology superstition that everything goes back to the number 23, which is also significantly feared. It is a belief that the number 23 is of particular or unusual significance, especially in relation to disasters, chaos, and unbalance.
But first in order to Convey unbalance you must First show balance
On either side of my painting I interpret it as being the left and right side of the brain. The right side of the brain is the intuitive side, free thinking. Most artists are right brain thinkers. This is why I went with scroll work, to represent art, and open mindedness. The left side of the brain is logical, rational, and analytical. Great mathematicians are left brain dominant, and that is why I went with Maxwell’s equations and Vertical and horizontal Line work to represent math, science and technology.
I Ching, one of the oldest of the Chinese classic texts. The earliest version of this text was written on bamboo slips in the mid 4th to early 3rd century BC. The text was re-interpreted as a system of cosmology and philosophy. It centered on the ideas of “the dynamic balance of opposites.”
I placed the I Ching Text down the center of my painting to convey balance. The bottom three symbols represent Life while the top 3 represent death (balance) The last three symbols representing change with the 23rd symbol in the middle of it all represents splitting apart, unraveling, chaos. and in there lies the unbalance left brain or right brain, Intuitive vs. analytical, Life vs. death. All balance all flow within and around each other, giving and taking, working together, and in the middle of the entire thing, the thing that keeps everything in motion, chaos, unbalance, 23
24 x 12 x 3/4
Acrylic On Canvas