Existence Shall Ism

Haji Miranda's avatar Haji Miranda Vote Code: 66788

Our audience, as participants, become a part of this piece, Existence Shall Ism. "Wearing" these 22K gold leafed & Swarovski black diamond crystal wings, people are haloed by a melting mandala from behind them. The mandala, hand painted, is representative of both the beauty & the discord in this world we share. Our audience will be welcomed to stand on the mark to take their own photos and/or I could have a camera set up. Custom, signed frames will be available there or online. Existence Shall Ism in name plays with a contrast of concepts. Taken as separate words, it's about humanity's tendency to form groups that are harmful and divisive, such as fascism, racism, sexism... Verses Existentialism, being more about embracing our personal responsibility to our beliefs, actions and life's outcome. The first behind much of the suffering in the world today, the second a mindset which has the potential to heal it.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: Approx 1.5 feet
  • Medium: 22K gold leaf, Swarovski crystals, black sand & acrylic paint on paper mache & wood
  • Width: Approx 8 feet
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: Approx 11 feet