Mosaic Ying and Yang

Excess yang indicates how the balance between the Ying and Yang forces fluctuates from time to time or from event to event. The forces from the gravity of events may cause imbalances between the Ying and Yang, portraying the inconsistencies in our lives. After cutting and applying each mosaic piece on the substrate, I frequently paused, reflecting on how each piece foretold a moment in my life. I began to process and re-interpret each moment, environment, emotion, language, factor, intention and outcome. I was puzzled to categorise the mysterious piece and did not assign the piece to any collection for some time in 2022. My fascination and growing curiosity over how harmony and energy fluctuate correspondingly with emotions inspired me to reflect on my findings from the Ying and Yang piece by creating another art piece that spiralled deeper into processing emotions and producing much smaller mosaic pieces. The ‘James Webb Space Telescope and a Universe of Emotions’ art piece was created after the Ying and Yang piece, cultivating more curiosity and enquiry for further investigation. I assigned the Ying and Yang piece under my Celestial Collection and continued to interlink with photography and videography work in 2022 and 2023, and writing and performing musical compositions and poetry in 2023, the Banjo instrument was used. Crafting a design applying acrylic on the head of the Banjo produced new curiosity and interlinked correlations together.


Track 1: 'a streaming domain' from Final Intermission volume 3. Other interlinked correlations with the art piece: Videography: 'a streaming domain' Experimental Project 1.4 (Portal Stations) and 'a screaming compass' (Constellation Stations). The 'Ying Yang Collection' Dossiers of Solace Tales.


In 2023, I presented several abstracts over the significance of the Mosaic Ying and Yang piece and it's interlinked correlation and impact on my practice.

OPSITARA Symposium in Invercargill, New Zealand

30 November - 1 December, 2023. Abstract 'Quadrangulating Interconnected Crafting Practices: Handcraft Art, Calligraphic Poetry, Musical and Video Compositions'.

The London Arts-based Research Centre, Psych and Symbol Conference, London, United Kingdom

14-15 October 2023 at the Association of Jungian Analysts’ Centre.

Abstract 'Handcrafted Artwork: Mosaic Ying and Yang Symbol and a Musical Composition'.

The theme of the art piece is exhibited with my spoken word poetry and live performance on the Banjo instrument.

Jay Horan

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Work no. 8, 600 mm diameter, 2022

Celestial Collection, Jay Horan

Triangulation of handcraft, poetry and musical compositions.