Sophia

40″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas.  This is how, in my mind’s eye, I imagine Sophia to feel.  (I have strong color and texture associations with certain sentiments, emotions, values, and aspects of music.)

From Wikipedia, a general introduction to Sophia:

In Gnostic tradition, Sophia is a feminine figure, analogous to the human soul but also simultaneously one of the feminine aspects of God.  Gnostics held that she was the syzygy of Jesus Christ (i.e. the Bride of Christ), and Holy Spirit of the Trinity. She is occasionally referred to by the Hebrew equivalent of Achamōth (Ἀχαμώθ, Hebrew חכמה chokhmah) and as Prunikos (Προύνικος). In the Nag Hammadi texts, Sophia is the lowest Aeon, or anthropic expression of the emanation of the light of God. She is considered to have fallen from grace in some way, in so doing creating or helping to create the material world.

The idea of a Sophia, for me, is not specifically religious; however, the overall impression of this entity appeals to my humanity.  In a certain way, I feel the spark of this entity in my own being.

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