EXIT – decision

As much as I am scared for labyrinths I am fascinated by them. The construction includes an enter. Exit however might be in the middle of it and in result we are trapped. It was hard to decide which way I should go with my project. The material that i had for another one came handy and made the decision for me. A big wooden board to paint on. That was one thing, the other one way a movie that i saw few weeks ago: Life of Pi or actually one scene.

Weeks later and half dead, they (Pi and tiger) reach a mysterious floating island of edible plants, supporting a mangrove jungle, fresh water pools, and a large population of meerkats. Both Pi and Richard Parker eat and drink freely and regain strength. But at night, the island transforms into a hostile environment: Richard Parker retreats to the lifeboat and the resident meerkats sleep in the trees while the fresh water pools turn acidic and digest the dead fish in the pools. Pi discovers that the island itself is carnivorous after finding a human tooth embedded in a flower. The next day, Pi and the tiger leave the island. (Wikipedia)

After that all pieces fall into right places. An island is a perfect symbol of all three elements I was thinking about: Exodus, being prisoned and choice. The matter of choice is very important since it’s often determinate where we are, who we are and if we need to find a way out from the position we find ourselves in. We might feel trapped or even prisoned in both physical and mental way and as a result need to find a way out. Last but not least is Exodus the solution we might be looking for. A trip from A to B or from A to another place that we don’t know (yet).

Island is the symbol but does it represents positive or negative aspects? I think both. It can be seen as both prison and release. It is both EXIT and enter, reason to leave and destination to reach, rescue and curse. Either way the choice has to be made…

to be continued…

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