Ecocentric

My newest project. In the era of climate catastrophy we need to remove human figure from the center of our attention and to put nature and ecosystem there. To do so our myths, rituals and art also should become less anthropocentric and more ecocentric. In „Ecocentric (Natural Symbols)” project I am looking for symbols with which I could replace – or balance – a human figure in my art. The fields of my searching for symbols are nature, rithuals, old customs, folclore. I am also trying to find new meannings of old symbols.

labyrinth

Labyrinth – pre – Christian symbol of searching, life journey.

egg - symbol of life

An egg – pre-Christian symbol of life and fertility, adapted by Christianity in the form of easter eggs.

 

Matka Boska Zielna (Divine Mother of Herbs)

Divine Mother, Great Mother, Goddess – Plant, Holly Mary, Mother Nature, Goddess Nature. In August we celebrate pagan hollyday of goddess of nature and plants and harvest, which is assimilated by catholic church as Assumption of Mary. In Poland this hollyday is also know as Matki Boskiej Zielnej (in literal translation Holly Herbaceous Mother). On August 15 people devote to Mary bouquets of plants that bloom and bear fruit at this time of a year.