Jul 16, 2013

Ojos de Dios

I've become fascinated with art and symbols that incorporate radial symmetry. They are all Eyes of God.
A God's eye is a yarn weaving and a spiritual object. The Ojo de Dios (Eye of God in Spanish) is woven with yarn and wood, often with several colors. The weaving of an Ojo de Dios is an ancient contemplative and spiritual practice for many indigenous peoples in the Americas, and beliefs surrounding them vary with location and history. Some people believe they were originally part of the sophisticated religion of the Ancient Pueblo Peoples. ~wikipedia

It's a nice collection, but they lack one thing... motion. That's the spinning wheel I was alluding to earlier. I suppose the swastika is an attempt at bringing rotational motion to a static symbol, but it's not quite the same thing, is it?

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