Nimit Malavia, Remus and Romulus
Beton1 House in Abiko / Fuse-Atelier, Japan.
by Jason Limon
“Pomponia imperatoria”, Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, May 28, 2013
I ve been invited to take part of “Skull Appreciation Day “show curated by Noah Scalin and Vanessa Ruiz at The International Museum of Surgical Science . As part of the show i was asked to use a provided template to create a new digital work, that they could cut apart and recombine with other artist’s work. so I made this piece as a tribute to cicadas and their symbolism often associated with resurrection, immortality, spiritual realization and spiritual ecstasy .
A symbol of rebirth
Linnaeus named the Cicada which means “tree cricket” in Latin. The group’s genus Magicicada comes from the Greek word Magi, meaning magic. The lifecycle and metamorphosis of this cricket was observed by ancient Greeks, Chinese and Mayas. They craftily associated the creature’s emergence from the ground and transformation into a winged invertebrate fully capable of flight, to rebirth and the immortality in poetry, literature and art.
In Chinese folklore the cicada is considered a sacred animal symbol of resurrection .During the Chou Dynasty cicada-shaped funeral jades were used in religious ritual burials. The cicada funeral jade was placed on the tongue of deceased (dead) people as it was believed to bring about resurrection or reincarnation.
Just a friendly reminder for everyone :P
This! :P ^
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