Tale Of Letting Go
He who stands on tiptoe, doesn’t stand firm.
He who rushes ahead doesn’t go far.
He who tries to shine dims his own light.
He who defines himself can’t know who he really is.
He who has power over others can’t empower himself.
He who clings to his work will create nothing that endures.
If you want to accord with the Tao,
just do your job, then let go.
(poem from Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching)
Tale of leeting go is focusing on our wishes and dreams as well as our fears which were
implemented to us by others while we were ignoring our own deeply buried desires and running away from them. To be able to accept these, we must first unlearn all of these and take the steps to heal ourselves to become our own true selves.
In the 3D painting, steamy hamam like environment used to illustrate a place of letting go. We see a chained figure sitting on a head sculpture while he is holding onto two other figues in the
middle. The chineese head scan is representing knowlage as the old chineese Tao poem used in glass panell in the painting. The figures on his sides can be understood as people or mentalities who he could not let go. One being strong and the other one being suffering due to the attachment.
The water coming from the crying sculpture is being transformed into the other two figures holding the lights in their hands which is showing the process of healing. First pain, transformation and hope.
The 3D scans are from the shooting for Tanec Praha with Evelyn Bencicova.
Composed in Autodesk Maya and rendered with Solidangle Arnold