Synkroniciti is excited to announce the winner of our “Flow” cover art contest, Yolanda Movsessian’s “Dance in the Flow,” an alluring combination of sketch and digital artwork which intimates the relationship between humanity and nature. The image is not only beautiful, but thought-provoking. We see before us a figure clad in flowing robes, the sea and planet Earth invoked by the deep blue-green area on the right. Wind, often used as a metaphor for spirit and energy, is suggested by the rippling, contoured lines. There are echoes of the spirit of God moving over the waters–humanity often imagines the Divine in our own image–and an acknowledgement that we are part of nature, tethered to her by need.
How we walk on the Earth determines the future, and the Earth gives us energy and sustenance to exist. What cataclysm awaits if we destroy that which feeds us? How do we learn to dance lightly in her flow, rather than drawing too much from her by force? How we see ourselves and our entitlement or responsibility within the natural order is paramount to our survival; if we take more than we need, then, ultimately, we destroy ourselves. “Dance in the Flow” encourages us to be more aware of our individual and collective acquisitiveness and to find a healthy balance.