Artist Intention: Yoniopus

Yoni / yo-ni /ˈyōnē, [Sanskrit < Ancient]:

Source, origin, entryway.
The original animating principle.
Union with the true self.
The pearl in the lotus of the jeweled gate.
Divine universal womb.
Creative essence of all life.
Vagina, vulva, labia, womb. Sacred space.

The motivation of my work on Yoniopus is to honor and exalt the Yoni. I wish to focus on the source we all have in common and to amplify it. I make no attempt to be reductionist or deconstruct the female. The Yoni is infinite and eternal. I am humbled by that presence – so ultimate, so intimate.

Sacred geometry is integral to the Yoni and is a mathematical formula of existence. It is an essential element of the value of Pi and Phi. It is the power of natural law, seen in the visica pisces. It is present everywhere as is the ‘golden section’. Every circle has a circumference, diameter and radius. The ratio of relationship to each other is the value of Pi (3.1415…). Pi is infinite…eternal….forever. Everything is round. Whenever two circles come together they make the shape of the Yoni. The circle represents the sun, earth, moon, planets, wheels, clocks, wedding rings, etc., etc. The circle has no beginning and no end. Time and space themselves are round. The music of the spheres, orbs within orbs, all spinning, all the time, and they all move in spirals. It is the shape that proliferates and permeates the cosmos from atoms to galaxies. It is the shape of cells, eggs, seeds, flowers, shells and stars. It is the sacred space. The Yoni can never truly be possessed. Like quantum particles, it is everywhere and nowhere, all at once. The Yoni is a portal through the great paradox. It is a window to another dimension – a vehicle to other planes of existence.

It is the essential issue of being in the human body.  The force that brought us into the world is the force to which we return. One would think that a culture so preoccupied with sex would have many words of honor for the Yoni, yet in America, most all of the names for the Yoni are derogatory, repugnant, clinical, or sterile – rarely glorious or poetic. It is not possible for Yoni to be under the authority of religious morals or ethics. We all started out as female for the first several weeks in the womb.

The Yoni is the most desirable and most forbidden of all precious things. The first artifacts of human design date from 30,000 B.C. and are portrayals of the Yoni. The most represented theme in art is the human body, especially the female form. To be obsessed or to worship something is a human creation. The Yoni is not a human creation, rather it is a divine gift to humanity that creates all life. Yoni is more a matter of transcendence and supreme reverence – the way to union with the life force. The cosmic dance is forever.

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