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# XXI from the Metaphysical Maps series.

This map hints at the haunting mystical experience of unfolding the majesty of the universe through contemplation of the most beautiful object in creation, the nude human figure. 

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Scale from the map.

Is what I see really just a literal object or a symbol for some inexpressable enigma within myself?

I proscribe what I know, mark the angles, compass the differences, scribe thereto a scale and orientation, all with a prickly-sharp pencil, but find I'm still just as lost.

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The human figure is at once a form, an individual person,
and a symbol of all that is glorious in humanity's story.

Timeless art for troubled times

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