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Kosmic Chambers

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This picture and 'Kosmic Knots' (another new picture on this website) were drawn about the same time in the early 1990's.  The originals are small, and the design was produced using a pencil, compass, straightedge and then inked and colored with watercolors.

The design of this picture is based on the Geometry used in my picture 'The Holy Palace' and derives from the order of the Twenty-two Hebrew Letters according to Sefer Yetzirah - Three Mother, Seven Double, and Twelve Simple Letters.

Look at this image and see the three primary colors - yellow, blue and red - as the three sections of the central ring.  The primary colors extend outward to become the central columns of Three Hebrew letter Shins.  See how the two outer columns of each Shin is shared with its neighbors?  This reprents how the three secondary or complementary colors (going clockwise from yellow) - green, purple, orange - are formed by blending or 'sharing' or doubling the three primary colors.

Sitting on top of the Six colums that form these three Shins are Twelve rectangular 3- dimensional chambers - two chambers for each of the six columns - four chambers for each of the three Shins. 

In the center of the picture is another square chamber comprised of all the colors of the spectrum and represents the 'Holy Palace precisely in the center, and carrying all of them', associated in the Sefer Yetzirah with the Seventh Double letter.

There is a feeling here of the relativity of Space that I learned from the art of M. C. Escher.  It is hard to know what is a floor or wall or roof of each chamber... and the three sides of the triangle that is 'behind' the three Shins can be seen as steps that lead down to six hidden chambers in-between the six columns, which lead inward and downward to the kosmic depths of contemplation of Space.