Tuesday, April 30, 2013

An interfaith mandala-icon

The Celestial Compass (2013) by Sarah-Andrea Morrigan

This object is dedicated as the centerpiece of the communal altar we maintain at the new Occupy Portland headquarters (the Fremont Room).

The art was inspired by many symbolic elements common in a wide variety of spiritual and faith traditions around the world, and depicts the cosmos and its various levels of manifestations.  As a salute to the Occupy movement's history, there are two tabernacles/tents, one red (symbolizing the south) and one north (symbolizing the north).  The west and east are symbolized by a willow and an oak respectively.

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