Change the research: Association of symbol from different civilizations

After several time of thinking, I could not think of how I can appropriate the japanese symbols for a specific goal without offend someone. Then, I mediated to the subject of geometric form, because each symbols in history have geometric form. Everybody knows that geometric form are universals, so I concluded that every symbols must have a similitude of the shape or form from different symbols of civilization even if they have not the same meanings. So, here my idea, I will pick several form of symbols ( ex: swastika, Trikelion) and show the variations of this symbols from different civilization (ex: Greek, Japan, Ancient Egypt, Islamic art, celtic, aztec, Roman, Africa ). The goal of this project is to inform to the viewer no matter what culture we are from, we have always something in common  between our art through different culture. This idea will take form as a referential book which each symbols variations will have their meaning from their culture. 

Swastika

   

Greek symbols meander cross: labyrinth ornament, a metaphor for water 

Japanese symbols manji: whirlwind, symbolism ideal harmony between love and intellect

Other variations of  the Swastika

 

Triskelion

 

The word triskelion (or triskele) comes from the Greek τρισκελης, “Triskeles” meaning “three legs”

 

Neolithic Triskelion

Celtic Triskelion used by  Celtic Reconstructionists and as a Christian trinity symbol

 

Tomoe: mitsudomoe  as representative of the threefold division

(Man, Earth, and Sky) at the heart of the Shinto religion

Triskelion of Sicily of the Minoan period (Bronze age) Greek

South Africa flag

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