COME OUT OF THE CLOUDS. SEE THINGS MORE CLEARLY. CHANGE TIRED PERSPECTIVES.
THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT ART.
"AT BOLLINGEN I AM IN THE MIDST OF MY TRUE LIFE, I AM MOST DEEPLY MYSELF."
Carl Jung tells us that we are all bound together in a collective web; that we all know each other, on some deeper level. We are drawn to shared experiences and our déjà vus underscore our inevitable serendipities.
Jung constructed his Bollingen tower-house complex on the shores of Lake Zürich to demonstrate in concrete form how the various rooms, walls, doors, passageways, and windows mirror the labyrinthine nexus that connects us all. With his own hands, he made a visual manifestation of the complexities of the mind.
Why did he choose art (in the form of the tower he designed) to make his metaphor? Because he understood that we've always been intrinsically drawn to art, all over the habitable world, for as long as we could. Through art we repeatedly reinforce our remarkable ability to conceptualize and visualize some of the timeless myths, dreams, patterns, and images that unite us as a species.
Art is archetypal. It is within us. Exploring it helps us discover more of who we are. Through it we continue to ponder why we're here and how to navigate through the greater scheme of things.