"Passing of the Ages" 1 of 45 (2013)
Limited edition art by Chris Sedgwick


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  • Size: 11 × 8.5 in (unframed) / 9 × 6.3 in (actual image size)
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Chris Sedgwick

United States

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This piece is from a 2009 work, now in a private collection. This piece symbolizes the transition from the zodiacal age of Pisces to the age of Aquarius. The man on the left holds in his right hand a book inscribed with the "rotas-tenet" square, an early esoteric Christian symbol. He holds in his left a candle to his back, setting himself on fire in the process, symbolizing the end of the roughly 2,600-year zodiacal/platonic cycle of Aquarius, which has been equated with the religious paradigm of Christianity. The golden arcs surrounding the figures' heads consist of 8 smaller circles representing the planets, a sun symbol, a lunar symbol, and a serpentine shape representing the male spermata. 23 gold dots representing the 23 chromosomes adorn the figures' hoods. Each head in conjunction with its headdress represents an egg being fertilized. This, along with the candles and books, represents the human consciousness, in conjunction with astronomical events, passing from one paradigm into another.

Materials used:

Archival Inks on Vellum fine art paper