Archetypes in modern Hopi and Dogon ritual art

Example of structuralist art analysis, of a Hopi Candle Night ritual scene, and a Dogon painted mud relief mural. Members and students recognise several stock kachina characters, rituals and items, and Dogon myths. But artists, members and students of any culture, could now identify the archetypal features in any artwork by using the axial grid between eyes, and the list of recurrent archetypal features, on which culture is based (Furter 2014, 2016). The characters are not ‘constellations’.

Stoneprint book index

Stoneprint, the human code in art, buildings and cities (Edmond Furter, 2016, Four Equators Media, 400 pages, 170mm x 295mm, 130 illustrations) resolves the mysteries of correspondences between ancient cultures. The book reveals the core content and ‘grammar’ or ‘DNA’ of culture. We have an innate subconscious compulsion to express a specific, complex, archetypal set of features, in sequence, and on an axial grid, in all our works.