the human condition and reality
Gen 元 is the original energy before yin and yang. Here it refers to the origin,
essence and source of the human condition and "our reality".
Do 道 or dao is “the way” - it is the process of reality itself.
GENDO is the source of Takashi Tachibana's art.
He depicts what comes of
a fundamental approach beyond understanding
towards our "actuality" - our very existence.
"The subjective self together with its reality, is
part of our whole self or whole being, who is of Reality.
Our reality is projected, by our whole,
through the Central Nervous System (brain-spine)."
"Displaced from the whole self in being projected, our projected reality is itself
made of displaced parts that include the self, experience,
the world we experience, the conscious, deeper being and witness,
as we may recognise or be".
"And we are normally further isolated from our whole being within our projected reality
in being identified in our self and with what we experience”, says Tachibana.
He seeks to show how we exist as part
of a transcendent whole being of absolute Reality
rather than isolated from him or her as we determine, identify with and conclude upon
our self and what we experience of the world and others, as reality.
The depictions represent our "actuality",
our existence in fact as projection in projected space.
They mean to ease the viewer towards their own actuality and part.
They may be applied to approach one's own actuality, which implies one's whole.
Where is our whole?
Not in our part.
"Our whole exists in absolute Reality, beyond or transcendent of our projected reality.
Absolute Reality also pervades or is immanent in our projected part
when we as self approach our actuality and become a part of our whole being,
because our whole is of Reality."
We may Orientate with this truth of our whole, being of Reality and our part.