Philosophy. Beijing. Fall 2001
Gouache/paper 55 x 80 cm.
An image, colors and words.
The words in the image are the following:
The contact between opposites generates a burst of energy fueling changes and transformations that are as the seconds on the ticking clock of evolution.
From this we know that the life of all species and their members is given by the changes occuring in the following 3 dimensions:
- The SKY or the influences of environments, from vicinity to infinity, on each specy and its members.
- The EARTH or the influences of the hardware and software assigned to the members of each living specy. This is called:
* the drama of reproduction of the specy through sex
* the drama of reproduction of the individuals through the satisfaction of their objective needs: food and shelter.
- The SELF or the influences of the cultural and economic works of each specy upon itself, upon its members, upon other species and upon the environment.
Seeing that cultural and economic works are nothing more than the specific forms and answers of one particular specy to the influences of the earth and the sky, that is very wise indeed.
Since having written this text in fall of 2001, I come to think that I should add a third aspect of the earthly influences:
* the drama of complexification: starting with unicellular organisms, life is programmed to strive for always higher degrees of complexity.