Much of the inspiration for this piece comes from the Biblical account of creation (Genesis 1), which describes the order of creation. This piece is based on 4 evolutionary stages of creation, which is visualized graphically in the form of the 4 circles.
Each circle encompasses a different stage of creation, emanating from the center:
1. Inner circle: “And the land was chaos…” – Genesis 1, 2. Grey – chaos, lack of differentiation between light and dark
2. Second circle: “And God divided between Light and Darkness” – Genesis 1, 4. Mixture of black and white particles -separation between light and dark on a conceptual level.
3. Third circle: “ And God called the Light; Day, and the Darkness He called Night” – Genesis 1’ 5. Black section and white section – separation of light and dark into two separate entities – night and day
4. Outer circle: “In the image of God he created him, male and female he created them” – Genesis 1, 27. Transformation from cosmic forces of light and dark into worldly opposing forces – red and blue.
Suspended over the whole piece is a line that suspends the opposing forces in a state of tension at every stage. This line represents the attraction between opposites which is present at all levels of existence.
Between the boundaries of the outer circles is a repetition of the Hebrew phrase ‘Ein Ani’ (“There is no “I”). It is interesting to note that the same letters used for the word "Self" can be re-arranged to spell "Nothingness", and in the context of this drawing this can be understood as the nullification of the ego, in order for two opposites to complete each other.