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Anima Mundi/World's Soul
Anima Mundi/World's Soul
oil and pencil on acrylic on canvas
60 x 48"
2018

"Anima Mundi", Latin for "world's soul", is an ancient concept describing the intrinsic microcosmic and macrocosmic connections between all living things. Presented by Plato, adopted by Hellenistic stoic Zeno and Neoplatonic philosophers after, the idea of Anima Mundi was viewed as the universe's sole vital force. Shown in this painting as two bilaterally symmetrical orange equilateral triangles, the top one represents the feminine principle and the bottom one, the masculine. Since paired point-to-point, they represent sexual union and the principle of harmony.