Ladders of Light 3: Kali Yantra print 20 x 16
Ladders of Light #3: Kali Yantra
artist Sherri Silverman
Signed and numbered archival giclee print on sustainable archival paper, Hahnemühle Bamboo.
Limited edition of 25.
20” x 16” paper size, 16" x 12" image size
Ladders symbolize the pathway to communion with the divine/heavens in many traditions: Jacob's ladder in the Judeo-Christian tradition, Horus' ladder in Egyptian mythology, the seven-runged Mithraic ladder, the shamanic pole. The Kali yantra is the goddess in her abstract form. Kali means "time." Sherri’s friend and fellow artist Priya Mookerjee writes: "Kali, the universal mother, is the embodiment of feminine energy, the primal creative principle underlying the entire cosmos."
Downward pointing triangles are a universal archetypal symbol of the Feminine Divine; the concentric triangles depicted here are a traditional way of expressing how the Unmanifest emerges into the physical world in ever-increasing waves of manifestation from the bindu point, the junction between the unseen and the seen.