Just as joints allow the body to adjust to different positions, life often requires us to adapt and be flexible in the face of challenges. Joints can symbolize the connections and relationships that bind people together, representing the idea that we are all interconnected, and our interactions with others are like the joints that hold society and communities together. Just as strong joints are necessary for physical stability, strong relationships, values, and beliefs can provide emotional and psychological stability in life.
Joints can represent the turning points and transitions in life. They are the places where we pivot and change direction, much like how we go through significant changes in our personal journeys. Joints can symbolize vulnerability and fragility in human existence, they remind us that, despite our strength and adaptability, we are still susceptible to weaknesses and limitations. Just as a well-functioning joint system ensures smooth movement and coordination, balance and harmony in our actions and decisions are essential for a fulfilling and meaningful life.
Metaphysical implications of joints can also be explored in various philosophical and spiritual traditions. For example, like yoga and acupuncture emphasize the flow of energy (prana or chi) through the body's joints as a means of achieving physical and spiritual well-being. In this context, joints can be seen as gateways to deeper metaphysical understanding and self-awareness.
Jointed Bloom, 2023. Acrylic on cotton | 100 x 100 cm | 39 x 39 inches
Sweet Loneliness, 2023. Acrylic on cotton | 100 x 100 cm | 39 x 39 inches
“Articulaciones”, 2023 | Acrylic on cotton | 50 x 50 cm