WATER FROM THE ROCK
According to Sufi tradition, water satisfies thirst, both physical thirst and thirst for gnosis. at the center of the cosmos is the energy of god, the flowing light of the luminous fountain, the watery fire that is fiery water. Blown glass, water, and light in this piece suggest divine water and light.
Blown glass threads woven together in a mesh of copper and aluminum wire suggest sparks of mystical light emanating from a central core.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ratified by the United Nations in 1948 giving equal rights to all human beings without prejudice. Though the document was intended to apply to all people, it is a skewed by the perspectives of the people who wrote it. Groups are not included and ideas we see as mainstream today were not yet discussed except among adherents. Therefore, the UDHR falls short of its intention to grant full human rights to all people. My sculpture book shows scarring that was required to be bared by former slaves before their testimonials would be taken seriously.