023 "Rose Nebula"
Rose Nebula Full Image
x 96" / Oil on Canvas
by John WorldPeace
THE ROSE NEBULA
A partial interpretation
from the artist's transient perspective.
has a deceptive appearance of monotony in the repetition
of the spheres. This is the monotony of the Universe
when viewed toward the center from the outer edges.
The farther we shift
our viewpoint from homogenous objects, the more homogenous
they seem. Stars in the heavens appear very similar
to the naked eye with variations only in magnitude or
brightness. However, when we observe these lights closely,
we find that they are very unique.
The spheres form the
walls of a universe-sized tunnel for the passing rose.
These spheres create a view of the universe that is
very similar to a highly magnified, computer-generated
photograph of deep space.
Like all things that
exist in large quantities, there is a perceived homogeneity.
However, we can group certain members as being more
alike than certain other members.
In this tunnel we see
about sixteen different basic colors, each with a subclass
made up of lighter shades of the base color. We can
also group the colors by value (dark or light).
If we group the spheres
by their base color, we see rings in the tunnel that
begin with red at the bottom and slowly modulate to
blue at the top.
If we group the colors
by value without regard to the base color, we have an
even spread of each value over the entire work.
We can also group the
spheres by size, with the larger ones at the bottom
and the smaller ones at the top. Like the base colors,
they form banks or rings within the tunnel.
There are also several
groups of white spheres, which traverse the entire field
By grouping these spheres
differently, one individual sphere can be categorized
as a member of several different groups: base color,
value, or size. Consequently, each sphere simultaneously
is a part of several groupings or dimensions.
As with all things in
the universe, these spheres are simultaneously a part
of many groups and dimensions. Similarly, as individuals
we are members of the male or female, human, organic,
earthbound, Milky Way, incarnate spirit, conscious groups.
The tunnel of spheres
is composed of circular symbols of stars, sand, trees,
birds, humans, etc. These spheres symbolize all the
infinitely perceived homogenous energies that abound
in the universe. They all share the ability to simultaneously
exist on many planes and in infinite dimensions.
We can also see white
clover leaf or flower petal bodies of the same size
spread over the entire surface of the work. They are
like a fine veil, which exists between the viewer and
This veil of white petals
insulates the rose and its path to the light from the
viewer who is not a part of the procession or the path.
The viewer is allowed to see but not allowed to touch
the energy, which he or she observes as the rose passes.
The black spheres, unlike
the background spheres, are complete and whole. They
do not touch one another. We cannot determine, due to
their blackness, whether they are unique in size or
whether they are all the same size, because some are
near and some are far from us.
By considering the white
veil and the black spheres, as well as the tunnel, the
viewer can, with concentration, move into the dimensions
of this work and float at any point he or she desires.
That which appears flat becomes infinite in all directions.
The black spheres are
whole. This places them apart from the teaming mass
of spheres, which presently overlap one other. We are
drawn to contemplate why these black spheres are separate.
We do not know their true color. We only know that they
are free from the entanglement of the masses. They have
a knowledge or understanding of things that is not a
part of the mass understanding. How they became different
is for the viewer to contemplate.
No two black spheres
touch, nor do they proceed in rank and file. Each one
is separate from its peers. They have each traveled
to many places, times, and dimensions. They have temporarily
returned for this moment in the Infinite all. They are
each masters who were once a part of the tunnel and
who have advanced to an understanding beyond the masses,
perhaps by discipline or commitment. They have returned
to walk with their teacher, who presently projects himself
as a rose.
Their teacher, the rose,
has called them to himself to impart to them for the
last time in this dimension what he has come to know
since their last gathering. He has asked them to walk
to the door with him so that he may give them his love
and blessings and to assure them that they will meet
The rose is a projection
of an energy that appears to be leaving the dimension
of the tunnel. The masters who are most akin to his
being escort him, yet all those who have come to observe
the passing view the rose.
Among those who make
up the wall of the tunnel, a few will, in time, come
to travel the teacher's path. They have come to witness
the event. Most come to view but not necessarily to
We can gather that those
closest to the light are the most advanced. Those closest
to the door are allowed to view the teacher as he passes
the door. Only those among the masses who have advanced
the farthest are allowed near the door.
A teacher passes. Many
have gone before. Many will follow.There is no death
There is only a passing.
There is introspection but not sadness. There is a consideration
of the past. The teacher restores much to the memories
The teacher floats toward
the door. The passing through the door will transform
the teacher into a student. He will experience yet another
We contemplate the rose
and we meditate upon what it represents. It is a culmination
of high achievement and great understanding of many
things in this time and place.
We contemplate the rose
and we consider our place in this dimension as we view
the transient image before us.