Cleopex Full Image
x 8" / Oil on Canvas
by John WorldPeace
A partial interpretation
from the artist's transient perspective
Cleopex is a yellow-green
dragon that traverses the infinite universe, which exists
between the potential manifestation of what can be and
the recorded knowledge of what has been.
The black void is not
limited to the universe as we know it. Our universe
is indigo in color and this void is black. Black is
the vessel of All That Is, Was and Will Be, in all dimensions.
The green spheres indicate
man's intrusion into the void. They are green because
this is a new intrusion. The spheres are seeds that
will germinate in the void. The green spheres form a
horizontal pentagon. A pentagon is a five-sided and
five-pointed geometric figure. Five is the number of
man. Geometry is the way man measures space. The green
orbs also symbolize a dragon constellation in the night
Within the black void,
man has placed his markers. He has begun to map the
void. Man builds on his knowledge brick by brick. The
mapped portion of the void is infinitesimal compared
to the totality of the infinite all. Man is moving into
a new age, a new realm of thought and potential understanding
of the void that produced him. Man has begun to map
out the Age of Aquarius.
The water is the boundary
between the black void and all the knowledge of man.
This knowledge is recorded in the universe, even though
most of the tangible record of this knowledge has been
lost on the physical plane. This knowledge is permanently
stored on the non-physical plane and, consequently,
in man's subconscious.
Each gray line represents
a sort of a computer disk in which knowledge is stored.
This data bank extends infinitely to the left and right.
It also infinitely extends below Cleopex and out of
view. It appears finite, however, on the edge of the
Because the universe
is curved, the gray data banks eventually meet to form
a ring. What to the physical three-dimensional mind
may appear straight is in fact curved. The gray data
extends downward from our viewpoint and eventually circumscribes
the void. It connects at the water’s edge, where
we perceive the edge of the black void’s finite
In truth, we are contained
in an infinite sphere, which will forever expand and
invade the void.
Cleopex is one of the
many creatures of this sphere. She is the embodiment
of the all-knowing keeper of records. Cleopex is green
because she represents growth. Her left foot rests on
the "riddle cube" of this infinite dimension
in which we momentarily exist. The cube contains the
answers to the riddles of the area between the known
and the black void. This is the blue area.
The blue dividing line
between man's knowledge and the black void appears to
be water and represents the Age of Aquarius. The blue
is an area of flux in which the black void is broken
down, understood, and recorded. The blue represents
the vibrations of the known universe prying into the
black void, where the unknown becomes the known. The
blue vibration also symbolizes man, in that man is 98%
water. The water in man is ever changing.
The cube on which Cleopex
stands contains the secrets to the process of converting
the unknown black void into the known. Regarding the
acquisition of knowledge of the universe, the cube is
all knowing. Cleopex knows that the cube is related
to the blue vibration outside the sphere of knowledge
and she knows that it has always been with her, yet
she does not understand it. As humans, we possess internal
organs that we do not understand, but we know they relate
to our existence on this earthly plane.
Cleopex has two sets
of red, yellow and blue ribbons extending from her crown.
These are the primary colors, which are the components
of all colors that are discernable by the human eye.
These ribbons represent all the knowledge of this earthly
plane. As the cube relates to the totality of the universe,
the ribbons relate to total knowledge on the earthly
Cleopex is part of the
earth, part of the known All There Is, and part of the
black void. She is also a part of the intrusion into
the black void.
We can only see the left
side of Cleopex. We do not see her right arm or leg
because they extend into the void. They are black and
indistinguishable against the black void. The right
half of Cleopex is perfectly integrated into the All
There Is. She has an unconscious knowledge of the infinite
The blue vibration seems
to flow through Cleopex. In other words, if her left
side is inside the gray area of knowledge and her right
side is in the black void, the middle part of her body
is integrated into the blue vibration. It is her body
that represents the manifestation of the unknown black
void changing into the known.
Cleopex is a symbol for
man. Man exists because of change, exploration, and
discovery of the unknown.
Cleopex has a forked
tongue that represents the physical senses of man on
earth. The tongue connects Cleopex to the physical sensations
of this reality. It also symbolizes man's dual physical
and spiritual nature.
Cleopex' eyes are red,
which reveals that the life force inside of her is red.
Man’s life force is blood and is also red. A red
sphere that is shrouded by the tail represents the life
force of man. The tail curls around the life force to
The life force of man
in the physical realm is red blood. The life force is
also red when placed into the void. In other words,
man's spiritual force is also red. Man's true essence
is a part of the All There Is. It is his spirit that
is eternal and his physical being that is transient.
The spiritual life force
must be protected, lest true death occur. The death
of the body is only the end of an earthly cycle. The
death of the spirit is permanent oblivion in this universe.
Within the gray data
banks are blobs of red, yellow, and blue. These represent
the attempts of emotion to influence logic and intellect.
These blobs indicate that emotion and logic exist side
by side, yet the two are immutable in a symbiotic relationship.
These blobs also represent
man’s knowledge of the universe. The blobs cover
only a small part of the gray data bank and move throughout
time. In this way, the blobs represent man's refreshed
memory of the gray data. Only the areas covered by the
blobs are in man's consciousness at any point in time.
These are the areas that are influencing his behavior.
For man, all of history exists, but the portion that
is actually recorded is very small. With the death of
our ancestors, the knowledge of the known past is buried.
The black areas among
the gray data represent insight into the black void.
At any point in time, an individual is able to see into
the void. It does no good to see the future, however,
because often times it is irrelevant to the present.
Some person is always destined to see the future perfectly.
Only the future itself proves who was the true visionary.
The black areas indicate that somewhere in this reality
exists the answer to all questions. The infinite amount
of data and the lack of an index are impediments to
The fish represents many
things. It is food. It is death and beauty. It is the
symbol of the Age of Pisces, which is now almost at
an end. It is orange and therefore clairvoyant. It is
a prophet because the black eyes see and understand
the void. At some point in each age, a prophet emerges.
This prophet seems to be all knowing and all seeing.
It is man’s way
to kill the prophet as the dragon has killed the fish.
What is too beautiful must be destroyed. Total knowledge
is a threat to contemporary reality and a danger to
the possessor. Yet the prophets of the past, in one
way or another, must always yield to those of the future.
Has the dragon found
a dead prophet or has she killed him? The answer is
both. She has killed him and only then discovered the
truth in him.
The fish is orange, which,
like the green of the dragon, is a secondary color.
The dragon and fish can easily see each other in the
gray universe. The function of the dragon is limitless.
The function of the fish is limited. The fish has a
specialized purpose; the dragon, a total all-encompassing
purpose. The death, understanding and revelation of
the unique fish are the mandate of the dragon. The fish
must be examined and sometimes it must die in order
to allow examination.
The dragon feeds on the
body of the fish. It is the way of this universe.