Puzzle4 // The Dancer

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Dear friends,

this is the fourth part of a blog-series about the different puzzle-pieces of my latest AsyncArt work called Mind Puzzle. Enjoy!

The Dancer

Music was my first love and besides listening to it all the time and preparing to become a DJ, I was also going to clubs and danced my ass off on the dance-floor several times a week. It was a perfect way to express my emotions and transform the energy of the sound into movement.

Although the dancer in this puzzle-piece isn't actually dancing, her dress and the nearby mandolin clearly tells me, that it is a dancer just before the music starts. Eventually she's made a short break, but the bird in front of her, who's grabbing her neck, wants to make her dance.

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Above quote by German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, who was an internationally recognized icon of Modern Dance and founder of "Tanztheater Wuppertal" company in a neighboring town of the place where I grew up, puts it in a nutshell.

The Mandolin

I always wanted to learn to play an instrument, but my father was against it. I still was able to get myself a saxophone and a cheap guitar and played them in my very own (dadaistic) style. Most noticeable I have interpreted two poems by Dadaist Richard Huelsenbeck, which you can still find on soundcloud.

The Bird

Not sure, if everybody sees it that way, but for me it could be a falcon. Like other birds, the falcon stands for the Higher Self and the connection with the spiritual world. The falcon's alignment with solar energy brings fiery power to the equation. Falcon asks: What is your passion?

He makes you aware of your own potential, represents victory as well as overcoming (but not without having a strategy). He can also carry the message of mindfulness. If you get too close to a situation, step back and rise above it!

The Deer

Do you see the deer behind the mandolin? It has the ability to move quickly and to trust his instincts to get out of the trickiest situations. It also means being highly sensitive and having a strong intuition.

It has mastered the art of approaching things with determination and gentleness.

The Fish

There is a small fish between the dancer and the mandolin. It's a symbol of fertility and in China the fish is a symbol for luck, wealth and good harvest.

Sometimes it also refers to the inspiring and nourishing function of the unconscious.

Interpretation

Well, so much into this. My love for music and dancing had helped me to keep moving, find my passion, meet people, that shared the love and to create art.

I even met my second wife on the dance-floor and we've been married for almost 10 years now. I later was able to work as a DJ for a short time, which was on my todo list for this life.

Hopefully you can relate to one or the other part of this puzzle-piece.

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The puzzle piece was sold for 0.5 Eth, but you can always check it out here and place an offer!

Until next part of my "Mind Puzzle",

Shortcut

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Haha, love that guitar performance. Being true is an important thing when making art no matter how treacherous, diffuse, fleeting that concept is.

Thanks for giving it a listen! It was definitely a very honest moment and I didn't care much about the concept. Later on I even had been featured in some Dada related websites with this performance.

The world needs as much DADA as it can get.

👋 Hi @shortcut, I was flipping through the blockchain and stumbled on your work! You've been upvoted by Sketchbook / a community for design and creativity. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon.

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