Just embarked on a series of yin-yang compositions. The symbol and concept has always fascinated me deeply – at the same time so straightforward simple and totally complex.
In Chinese philosophy, yin & yang describes how apparently opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Many tangible dualities (such as light and dark, fire and water, expanding and contracting) are thought of as physical manifestations of the duality symbolized by yin and yang. This duality lies at the origins of many branches of classical Chinese science and philosophy,and traditional Chinese medicine. It’s also a central principle of different forms of Chinese martial arts and exercise, such as t’ai chi and qigong. The principle is also described in I Ching, dating from 1000 BC and before.
So yin and yang can be thought of as complementary rather than opposing forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts. Everything has both yin and yang aspects, (for instance shadow cannot exist without light).
Visually the shape is appealing: The perfect round circle – and the winding ‘S’ that divides the circle into two halves – the two curved ‘drops’.
It has been so exciting to create these piece. And pleassure too – not least because I have been able to work outdoor at my terrace which – beyond comparison – is my favorite workplace! When the climate permitting!