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Esoterica: The Journal Volume VI
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The Don Karr Exhibition ©Don Karr

By the artist on the exhibition
On the Middle Pillar Series
On the 1998-1999 Series
To view the paintings, click on the image links below

1982 Series
A. BAW (Discovery)
[18" x 20", oil on canvas, 1982]

B. DAW (Resignation) [25" x 21", oil on canvas, 1982]
(Also called "Absorption")

C. MOY (Response)
[29" x 28", oil on canvas, 1982] (Also called "Operation")

D. DING (Realization)
[29.5" x 29.5", oil on canvas, 1982]
(Also called "Eating Paint")

1998-1999 Series
O. The Nine Postures, [30" x 30", oil on canvas, 1998]
(Also called "Postures of Maatian Freemasonry")

The canvas is divided into nine squares, which correspond to the sephiroth hokhmah through yesod. Postures symbolic of five of those sephiroth are shown: hesed through hod.

1. 8=3 [36" x 36", oil on canvas, 1999]
(Also called "Joy is Sorrow")

The figure is shown enclosed in a burial box with only the top of his head showing. He is in one of those chambers of binah surrounded by three deities whose function in the current universe are unknown. To the right sits Maat (feather on her knee, waiting.

2 .9=2 [30"x 34", oil on canvas, 1999]
(Also called "Change is Stability")

The figure, still enclosed, is now supine, head exposed. Three goddesses attend: the goddess of hokhmah (light green: wisdom, roughly, Sophia) covers the reclined figure's physical eyes while pressing his third eye. The goddess of binah (red: understanding, Isis) attest to the security of the lid of the enclosure. The goddess of da'at (dark green: knowledge, Maat) is shown, looking out into the world of which she is soon to assume control.

3. 0=2, [18" x 20", oil on canvas, 1999]

A Separate Painting
"Rabbi Samuel Jacob Hayyim Falk (the Ba'al Shem of London) instructing Emmanuel Swedenborg in Kabbalistic Visionary Method," (36" x 28", oil on canvas)

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