AMBER ROBLES-GORDON, Kepler 19-c and Kepler 19-b, 2018, 36"x36", mixed media on canvas
Friday, April 27th - May 15th, 2018
Friday, April 27th, 6pm-8pm
About AMBER ROBLES-GORDON & Third Eye Open
Third Eye Open, represents an internal conversation about the inter-connectedness of human life, from the infinitesimal individual to the expanse in which our universe exists and operates within - yet there are laws of physics, and highly shared beliefs and practices that hinge or bind us together.
While creating this work I was processing research primarily from two past series: The Male and Female and Awakening the Matrilineal.
The Male and Female is a collection of four concentric circles, including The Male: The Male, The Architect, The Protector, as the outer circle. The inner circle is named The Universe. In The Female:, the outer circle is titled The Female, The Oracle, The Nurturer, while the inner circle is named The One, The Source Within.
Awakening the Matrilineal, the second series, includes five different circular works. This research included working with sacred geometry, the power of ancestral memories, cellular structure, cellular memory, genealogy and creating as a form of sacred practice and mediation. This led to my focus on developing an awareness of the third eye.
Depending on one's spiritual and/or cultures beliefs it is also known as the 6th chakra or the pineal gland. The pineal gland, a pinecone-shaped organ, is centralized within the two hemispheres of a human brain. Among its secretion, this gland secretes melatonin, a hormone produced by the amount of light a person is exposed to and which regulates our circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms “are the daily cycles of biological activity” that occur within the human body, some animals, and plant life. Hence this cycle is extremely important to our overall well-being.
Activation of the third eye chakra can connect one to their intuitive senses, heighten the ability to see energy, connect to the spiritual realm, enhance creativity and/or strengthen their linkage to universal inspiration. This meditative state of mind, is a means for further forging a relationship with self, others and with one's environment.
While creating this work I knew it was about the human connection to the universe but purposely avoided honing in to further define the conversation until it was absolutely necessary. Prior to completing the work, I was listening to the SyFy channel and heard about the discovery of Kepler 19c. I was intrigued by the process, transit timing variation (TTY), used by scientists to deduce the existence of the planet Kepler 19c. As scientists were studying Kepler 19b, they realized it was not acquiescing to their formulaic equation. The planet kept orbiting five minutes before or after their estimated arrival time. Kepler 19b was under the gravitational hold of Kepler 19c’s orbit—it was under the influence of an invisible, yet an undeniably powerful force.
With these works, I am suggesting the process of transit timing variation and the exploration of third eye activation and other measures of self-exploration and self-growth are essential and parallel, ongoing conversations. I believe we most all be listening and mindful of the invisible forces that intertwine us all.
-AMBER ROBLES-GORDON, 2018