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YANTRA, Rocky Mountains 2015

International Snowsculpture Championships
Bereckenridge, Colorado, USA
2nd Prize, Silver Medal
Snow
3 x 3 x 3,5 meter

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YANTRA, French Alps 2014

Valloire, Galibier, France
International Sculpture Symposium
Wood
3,5 x 3,5 x 3,5 m

 
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Sanskrit: „to sustain“, „support“, instrument, contrivance, apparatus“
is a pure geometrical Figure aligned to the center point made of several concentric figures and conceptualized as multi-dimensional architecture.
A Yantra structures space through maximal abstraction in order to mediate principles of greatest universality.

 
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It is a spiritual technology for realizing Meditation (concentration) and considered auspicious standing for the path of detached action. It may be appropriately envisioned as prototypical concept mapping machine or conceptual loom. All primal shapes of a Yantra are psychological symbols corresponding to inner states of human consciousness. Yantra’s are symbols of the process of involution and evolution. It enables the adept to retrace his steps from the outward-directed world of multiplicity to the inward focus of unity. Traditionally such symbols are used to balance the mind or focus it on spiritual concepts. The act of creating and/or concentrating on a Yantra is held to have spiritual, astrological or magical benefits.