Diamonds have been used as symbols by many cultures for many purposes throughout human history. Its shape is charged and potent. In this artwork, Cecilia focuses on a diamonds potential to signify inner focus and balance, as well as female sexuality.
The lozenge motif dates from the Neolithic and Paleolithic period in Eastern Europe and represents a sown field and female fertility. In Eastern cultures, the motif has a reference to inner balance. Its shape consists of two triangles, one downward (Yin) and one upward pointed (Yang), joined together. This geometric symbol represents the inner focus that a human being needs to sustain; the task is to install balance within oneself and to reflect this inner balance onto the outer world.
This work aesthetically revolves around the motif of diamonds. Diamonds inset in other diamonds overlaid on top of each other, which repeat to almost dizzying effect. The lace is laid over a fabric which itself has a blurred focus, adding to the distortion of vision and further complicating our ability to orient our viewpoint. The repetition of diamonds acts as a meditation, inviting us to repeatedly refocus our thoughts on the shape. There is a sensitivity with the stitched silk, in subtle tones of green, pink, and purple.
Through the implementation of these materials and this ancient symbol, Cecilia questions and pursues a relationship to herself, and thus hopes to create that possibility for others too.