Euphoria/Alegría by Kati Egely
The subject of my work is the old paradox between man and nature. People had long ago cut themselves off of their natural environment and have suffered since from this division, the lack of the essential feeling of unity and belonging.
Although we do see nature’s own hierarchy we took a view too long to see how our human nature is defined by it, and, eventually started seeing ourselves as something different and separate. The overall truth however is hardly ever the truth of one unit, let it be in nature or our society. One’s joy might lead to another’s tragic fate. A crumb on my table is what you would need to survive.
In this world everything is of the same value with equal importance, and everything has a spirit, a role and is filled with life. We humbly accept brutality as part of the world and by doing so we can also experience the unity that frees us all from the sufferings of isolation. We are all part of the same struggles and harmony, ‘lifeless’ elements and living creatures alike, of this frantic dance of euphoria and acceptance.