African Alpha Waves Painted Sculpture
All cultures, no matter how different, share common values.
The elevation of the mind is one of them, a fundamental one that obeys the very same principles : a quiet and remote location, a sheltered place, a high concentration.
This art piece expresses, at the crossroad of cultures, this particular state of mind usually called meditation, but, more accurately, alpha waves.
Alpha waves are generated by the brain, mainly from the occipital part, during relaxation, when the eyes are closed.
Although known worldwide, each culture, practising according to each particularities, as seen in famous sculptures, expects different results to occur.
In Africa, elevation of the mind is strongly connected with the cult of ancestors, voyages in spirits’ territories, dialogue with the gods.
This painted sculpture is to express the connexion between African practice and Asian forms of meditation as they both meet therein their spiritual quest.
The strong palette of colours, from dark brown to bright copper, is an illustration of the thoughts’ transformation starting with the ground and well earthed thoughts, to the luminous access to spaces unknown by most.
African Alpha Waves © Addé 2016
Material: mixed media.
Weight: 2,920 kg / 6,437 pounds
Height: 39 cm / 9,05 inches
Length: 13 cm / 5,11 inches
Width: 15 cm / 5,90 inches
Original sculpture with certificate.
Any culture has its ways to elevate the mind.
Nevertheless, besides the different names, beliefs, circumstances, it always requires the same sort of context: silence, isolation, peacefulness, and, most of the time, the background sounds of nature.
This sculpture depicts the elements of such a discipline, therefore, becomes a proper medium giving access to one’s own alpha waves, sometimes called altered states.