YANTRA, Rocky Mountains 2015
International Snowsculpture Championships
Bereckenridge, Colorado, USA
2nd Prize, Silver Medal
3 x 3 x 3,5 meter
Two materials, same expression. Both can be experienced as a 2D and a 3D object. 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 which as shown is possible whatever material is used.
The choice of material used, snow and wood, shows not only the temporiness of existence but also the inevitable fleeting of time as the material transforms back into nature, which after all are both its own esthetic essence.