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Flight of the Sun

 

In this picture, an episode of balloon flight rises to a cosmic symbol. The egg, as the symbol of the origin of the world, appears in cosmogonical myths of many peoples. For example, in Chinese tradition, Earth and Sky coalesced into a single whole like a hen’s egg.

 

The origin of the world is compared to the explosion of an egg where the sky evolved from its upper half and the earth from its lower. The sun evolved from the yolk and began to shine in the sky.

 

In modern cosmogony, the onset of time-keeping and the creation of the expanding Universe, i.e., the creation of the world, are related with the Big Bang of a point — a mass of hydrogen atoms.

 

In this respect, science has become approximated to many myths, including the biblical version of the creation of the Universe. We read in the first chapter of the Holy Bible: “And God called the light Day, and the darkness called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” (Genesis, 1:5). Presumably, the idea that time also had to be created, lived in the authors’ mind.

 

This image has much in common with another of Kush’s works, Sunrise by the Ocean, in which the egg is positioned horizontally, and the idea that “time began to go on,” is also compared with the explosion of the Egg.

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