The Symbiosis project is based on using digital retouching to make portraits of artists that capture more than just their physical appearance. It’s an experiment using photo-composition to portray their deeper ideas, philosophies, life principles, personal beliefs and enigmatic messages; to represent their higher selves, integrating their physical features with their metaphysical world.
This selection contains 12 artists portraits that represent the 12 concepts included in the diagram. They appear in individual circles connected by sacred geometry, and are organized in clockwise order starting from the top (Magic of Creation). The connecting geometry is based on the Sacred Hexagram Star, a geometrical figure that has been used by different religious systems and philosophies throughout Human History.
In Hinduism and Buddhism, it is known as Anahata, and it is used to represent the Heart Chakra which is related to balance and love. In Judaism and Catholicism, it is known as the Star of David, and in the Islamic tradition, it is called the Seal of Solomon. All religions have knowledge and truth, they are like pieces of a giant puzzle that reveals the great mystery of existence and the true meaning of life. When a figure of sacred geometry is used in many different creeds and philosophies, we can be sure it is an important piece of the puzzle.
This Sacred Hexagram actually represents something older than human religions: the Second Universal Law, the Law of Correspondence: As above, so below; as below, so above. Two equilateral triangles, one pointing up and one pointing down, are used to represent this law using the universal language of geometry. If you want to know the universe, know yourself. If you want to change the world, change yourself. Everything is connected, all is one.
The highest triangle edge is connected to the first concept, The Magic of Creation, which is based on the first Universal Law, the Law of Mentalism: all starts in the mind, creation starts with a thought, the mental realm defines the physical realm.
The lowest triangle edge is connected to the seventh concept, Constant Change, which is based on the third Universal Law, the Law of Vibration: Nothing rests, everything moves, we are in constant change.
The diagram contains the first three universal laws (the immutable ones) in a vertical line from top to bottom: Magic of Creation (all starts in the mind) > Sacred Hexagram (as above, so below) > Constant Change (everything vibrates).
Welcome to this magical journey, let's start with the first portrait representing the first concept: