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Perpetuum Vitae

Stained-glass in the lobby of Neomed Clinic, Braşov | 90 x 180 cm | 2014

This is an allegory about life understood as a Passage under the sign of Time. Symbols of the sun (divinity, youth, day, reason guiding intelligence) and moon (night, twilight of life, imagination) are present in the upper register of the composition. The symbolic figure of the composition is the ambivalent god of transitions, Janus, represented bifrons, the sovereign of a golden age in which men and gods lived together in harmony. Below are the symbols of the four elements, corresponding to the four moments of the astronomical year: Earth (winter solstice, apparent death of nature, but a symbolic gateway of spiritual fullness, the place of amniotic darkness, the place of concentration on the idea of self), Water (summer solstice, apparent rebirth of nature, the primordial environment, the element of purification and regeneration), Fire (vernal equinox, the transition from darkness to light, the idea of vanity of being, of the life of matter, opposed to the immanence of spirit) and Air (autumn equinox, the balance between youth and old age, building and ruin). The Tree of Life wears the Crown protecting its trunk (the symbol of Brașov), from which its roots and crown spring. At the level of the roots the 12 signs are depicted. The Tree of Life represents life understood as a continuum, a perpetuum, for life is a cycle. From earth we come and to earth we return to be reborn again as life. All that remains eternal after each of us is the love shown to the world and people, is the emotion of our bonds.

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