Dylan Thomas is a Contemporary Coast Salish artist from the Lyackson First Nation, originally from Valdes Island. A past protégée of the renowned Susan Point, he has recently shifted his focus even more in the direction of the spiritual and aesthetic functions of sacred geometry in art.
The prints and paintings of his new show are like sacred tondos, circular images that reference the ancient lineage of sacred geometry in expressions as diverse as Hindu mandalas, earthenware pot designs from 6,000 B.C., Islamic architecture, and medieval Christian stained glass windows. They constitute an homage to the sketched deliberations of Renaissance artist / magicians such as Leonardo da Vinci and Giordano Bruno, and are reminiscent of Albrecht Dürer’s recreations of the five Platonic solids or M. C. Escher’s geometric visual puns, the latter having been a main source of inspiration for Thomas.
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