Heaven and Earth

In the beginning we were connected to heaven and earth, unified with Nature. We then made a world of our own, separated from Nature; isolated within our square, rectangular, cubed confines. Science and technology significantly transformed us.

The art and philosophy of Curvism has long been on a journey exploring what it means to be human. Curvism asks:

  • Who are we?
  • What have we lost to postmodern life?
  • Has science and commerce killed wisdom and compassion, God and the gods?
  • Has life been demystified?
  • Are there still questions that science alone cannot answer?
  • What is sacred?
  • What is the purpose of art?
  • What is the connection between the material and the spiritual?
  • Why do so many believe that only heaven is sacred and not the earth?
  • When does the spiritual and the material, heaven and earth, unite as one?
  • How can the masculine and the feminine live in balance and harmony to make humanity whole?
  • Do most of the world’s religions and wisdom traditions point the way to seeing the same mystery?
  • Can wisdom, love, and compassion heal and save humans from the ignorance, arrogance, and domination of their scientific knowledge?
  • Are there still questions without answers?
  • Can life still be a marvelous mystery?

Curvism seeks to help restore the human relationship with Nature. Curvism sees the circle and the ellipse as symbols of Nature. Curvism believes we need to look towards and through the symbols of the circle and the ellipse for a renewed vision of what it means to be human.

Heaven and Earth offers a perspective on the issues of our times through shrines and sacred objects, paintings, drawings and the book Curvism: The Journey of an Artist.

Steve Firkins 2007