General themes in Lilian Kolster’s Peace Pipe vine artwork, are types 2c Basket, typical of woven texture (here vines and smoke), instruments (pipe stem), or containers (pipe bowl); and type 3 Queen, of long necks (buzzards, and fox pipe neck), queen (here taking the place of the adjacent King), spring (leaves), or school (insight from meditation); and type 4 King, of birds, or furnace (pipe bowl). As the caterpillar smoking a hookah in Alice in Wonderland, life cycles teach insight into natural patterns. Below is a structuralist analysis of the archetype model against Kolster’s Peace Pipe painting.
Type Label; Character (archetypal features):
1 Builder; Buzzard B (bird) hovering (twist), in a group (cluster).
2 Builder; Buzzard C (bird) hovering (twist), in a group (cluster).
3 Queen; Buzzard D (neck long and bent, beak long and bent).
4 King; Vine smoker (‘furnace’) with feathered neck (bird).
5a Priest; Buzzard E (winged, colours) hovering (hyperactive), at nectar (‘water’).
5b Priest; Butterfly A (colours, hyperactive, winged).
5c Basket Tail; Butterfly B from smoke (tree/herb, reveal). And pipe (container) of root wood (tree) with smoke (herb, reveal). And Buzzard F. And Dragonfly (tail).
6 Exile; Bee-eater?, far from the axial centre (egress). And Budgie B, near the axial centre (ingress).
7 Child; Bee-eater?, chick (juvenile). Off the grid (eyeless), as type 7 often is.
7g Gal.Centre; Pipe bowl (juncture).
8 Healer; Pipe (heal) front, as fox (canid).
9 Healer; Vine leaf tip? (strong, heal, disc, trance); NO EYE.
10 Teacher; Bird, OFF THE GRID.
11 Womb; Budgie A’s midriff (womb).
12 Heart; Budgie A’s chest (heart).
13 Heart; Budgie A.
13c Basket Head; Owl B (oracle).
14 Mixer; Owl A (bird), far from the axial centre (egress).
15 Maker; Buzzard A, upward (rampant, winged).
15g Gal.Gate; Insect.
Axial centre; Unmarked as usual.
4p Gal.S.Pole; Buzzard E’s wing (limb-joint).
11p Gal.Pole; Unmarked.
Summer or celestial pole (cp) marker; Buzzard A’s feet (limb-joint). Winter or celestial south pole (csp) marker; Unmarked. The solstice axle is on the vertical plane of the axial centre. These markers place summer between axes 14-15, or Cancer-Gemini, thus spring and the cultural time-frame in Age Aries-Pisces, confirmed by the large face expressing type 4, analogous to Pisces. Most artworks express the time-frame of the previous Age, when the culture of the artist was formed. Age Aries-Pisces spring was about BC 80.
Structuralist features of expression are universal, and subconscious to artists, architects, builders, crafters and members of any culture. This example is one of 800 confirming the archetypal structuralist model, named mindprint in art, stoneprint in building sites, and blueprint in myth, pantheons, iconography and alphabets.
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