The First Hour
Charcoal and pastel on paper
21.5 x 14 inches
Humans have always sought through philosophical reasoning to uncover the existence of a soul. Plato proposes three components to the soul in his tripartite theory Republic; reason, spirit, and appetite. The First Hour symbolically explores the moment of awareness of these elements of consciousness. It is the moving away from one thing to another towards the creation of a soul through the transitions of cognitive levels of psychical development. The soul of man in The First Hour is intricately ruptured through a layer of societal attribution.
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