Four years ago I published a 3D fractal video called “Enlightenment”. At that time I naively assumed that the literal, spiritual, and historic themes of the video would be crystal clear and obvious to everyone. Well, they were not. Understandably, most people could not get past the thematic choices of the religious background music. I get it.
At the risk of being petulant, I’d like to go on record as noting that there were several symbolic “enlightenment” themes strung throughout that video, including the wonder and beauty of physical lighting, the Age of Reason and the demise of the power of the 18th century Catholic Church, and the turning of the Buddist Dharmachackra and the Noble Eightfold Path.
But hey, If you didn’t get any of that, no worries. Art is a wonderful disconnect between the intent of the creator and imagination of the beholder. And sometimes the creator really overthinks things poorly.
Now, for your current divertissement, here’s a 360 degree re-visitation of Enlightenment, sans symbolism. Please slip on those headsets and enjoy.