Microcosm/Macrocosm, 2019

Beata Blaszczok
Macrocosm, Colourful Photograph, 1189 x 841 mm, 2019
Microcosm, Acrylic Paint on Slate, approx. 590 x 360 mm, 2019

The work attempts to represents the analogy of the macrocosm and microcosm, via the relationship of the human and natural. In this case the macrocosm is the Earth, the slate, the plant and the microcosm is the textural gradient in the plants, the seeds, the elements of the plant captured through macro photography.
There is a popular saying, ‘’as above so below, as within so without’’,  the term originated from the Greek God Hermes. This term corresponds to the mirror-image relationship between all elements in the cosmos. The universe and Earth are of the same pattern. Nature and human reflect each other. The meaning ‘as above so below’ is that everything is a microcosm of the macrocosm, the plants are microcosmic representations of the Earth, the macrocosm.  
All conscious life is made from the exact same core substance. This substance is vibrating through patterns of light, sound and energy. I have attempted to visually and materially articulate these core substances of light, sound and energy using macro photography and painting processes.