My Kind of Spinning Abstract Painting

When painting this I’m particularly inspired by the symbolism in ancient mythologies, from the Japanese Enso, to the Ouroboros of Greek, Aztec and Egyptian Mythologies.

I’ve been fascinated by the symbolism of circles for a while. Look around, you’ll see them everywhere. Your morning cup of java or tea, your bowl of breakfast, the steering wheel, the wheels of a bus, the lights in a traffic light – and we haven’t even gotten to work yet!

Measures 30 x 30 x .80″ acrylic on stretched canvas. Signed in the bottom forest green circle. By the way, the colors of this are inspired by nature, our source of life on planet earth. So when I say my kind of spinning, what I’m really turned onto, is nature. When life is crazy, nature is my touchstone. This circular planet circling around a circular sun….

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My Kind of Spinning

Circles – Abstract Expressionism

I’ve been fascinated by the symbolism of circles for a while. Look around, you’ll see them everywhere. Your morning cup of java or tea, your bowl of breakfast, the steering wheel, the wheels of a bus, the lights in a traffic light – and we haven’t even gotten to work yet!

Pythagoras, the ancient Greek philosopher, and mathematician, noted that circles are the most creative form. He goes on to name them “monad,” which means “a single unit” because circles lack a beginning and an end, nor do they have sides or corners. One of the oldest geometric symbols, the circle is a universal sign, with almost all cultures revering it as a sacred symbol. Representing limitless ideas, among them; eternity, unity, monotheism, infinity, and wholeness.

The universe itself is circular (sun, moon, planets – seasons – macrocosm), and life is powered from its core (think atoms, nucleus, etc. – life – microcosm) These cycles reminds us that what comes around, goes around, we are all in this together and encourages us to embrace our diversity, as we are all from the same source.

Some popular circle symbols include:

The Enso – This Japanese symbol looks like an incomplete circle that has been calligraphed with paint. Also connected to Zen Buddhism, the symbol represents enlightenment, elegance, perfection, strength, and the universe.

The Ouroboros – Also known as the tail swallower, this symbol is drawn in three versions; a snake swallowing its tail, a dragon swallowing its tail, or the two creatures swallowing each other’s tails. The ouroboros is found in Aztec mythology, Norse mythology, Greek mythology, and Egyptian mythology. It is a representation of rebirth, regeneration, completion, and eternity.

The Yin And Yang – This symbol is also known as the Tai Chi Symbol and is presented as a circle divided into two equal parts by a curved line. One side is white (yang) while the other is black (yin), and there is a dot near the center of each half. The dot in the yin is white while the dot on the yang is black, which is meant as an indication that the two halves carry each other’s seed. This symbol represents unity in diversity, duality, change, paradox, and harmony.

When painting this I’m particularly inspired by the symbolism in ancient mythologies, from the Japanese Enso, to the Ouroboros of Greek, Aztec and Egyptian Mythologies. Measures 30 x 30 x .80″ acrylic on stretched canvas. Signed in the bottom forest green circle. By the way, the colors of this are inspired by nature, our source of life on planet earth. So when I say my kind of spinning, what I’m really turned onto, is nature. When life is crazy, nature is my touchstone. This circular planet circling around a circular sun….

Original Created: 2022
Subjects: Abstract
Materials: Canvas
Styles: Abstract Expressionism, Abstract, Modern, Expressionism
Mediums: Acrylic

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