The Ambidextrous Universe
Western culture has long associated the left with evil, a belief that has been reinforced by Christianity. Though it is difficult to pinpoint any specific reference to this in the Bible, the devil is depicted as being left-handed, saints are said to have refused feed from their mother’s left breast and painters of the Last Judgment depict God pointing to heaven with His right hand and to hell with His left. Eastern religions/spiritual imagery, mostly, tend to focus on union, equilibrium, balance and symmetry, aspiring to an ambidextrous philosophy.
Algorithmic, fractal and recalling spiritual architecture, this new work, (part of a new, ongoing visual research, ‘The Ambidextrous Universe’), examines the deterioration of the body caused by disease, the blossoming of recovery and the alleviation of epiphanies.
The House of St Barnabas
1 Greek Street
London W1D 4NQ