Imaginary Dream / 虚数の夢
Title of work: Imaginary Dream / 虚数の夢
Year of creation: Oct 2020
Dimensions: 65 x 106 cm (Height x Width)
Medium: Digital Media
Technique: Photo collage

This piece expresses the idea that this world, which appears as "reality" to our eyes, is in fact only virtual, a false image, and that in the boundary that exists between these two worlds is indeed mystery and beauty. The ancient philosopher Plato described humans as prisoners chained in a cave, watching shadows from the world of ideas, projected by shafts of sunlight onto the walls of the cave, and mistakenly assuming them for reality. But the truth is not what is most important. It is the hope that people cling to, their joy in living, as well as their sadness and foolishness, for God embraces all people, equally and fairly, with his love.

私達の目に映る「現実」と思われる世界は、実像ではなく虚像であり、その境目にこそ神秘や美が潜むという思想がこの作品に込められています。過去の哲学者プラトンは、人間は洞窟の中に閉じ込められた囚人であり、洞窟に差し込む太陽の光がイデアの世界の影を壁に映し出し、それを現実と錯覚していると述べています。しかし大切なのは真実ではなく、人々が持つ希望であり、生きる喜びであり、そして悲しみや愚かさでさえも、神は愛をもって平等に人々を包み込んでくださっています。


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