For my art books, The Books of Light, I obviously have been inspired by light and the sun, which science both defines as radiant energies and the sources of warmth. Literary and visual art disciplines define light and the sun as the sources of life and color. I found the specific inspiration for making these my art books in the windows of temples and churches, and the reflections from the essay on the symbolism of windows in the book Language and Symbols in Society, 1968, by the American sociologist and historian Hugh Dalziel Duncan (1898-1970). Duncan wrote that windows have been a part of a person’s space since the beginning of permanent building construction. Colored glass had first become the material for window construction in both Egyptian and Roman architecture. The light shining through the stained glass windows was considered “the light from the gods.” The significance of light has established the value of the window, which has become a symbol of goodness, transparency and communication. I made my art books, The Books of Light out of plexiglass’s sheets on which I painted with oil and acrylic colors the abstract, geometric forms that symbolize the warmth of the sun, the transparency of the summer rain, wind, snow, fire, air, earth and water.

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