Harmony. 2013.

Author: Alexey Leonov
Material: Shamotte
Location: Private collection
Size: 51 х 30 х 28,5

“Belief in oneself and the search for truth form harmony.” (Olena Roerich)
What is the basis for the truly beautiful? Harmony! When the ocean of the inner world is covered by even a light breeze of petty anxiety, beauty is lost. Inner balance and calmness are the basis of true beauty.
In the sculpture from the “Harmony” series, the sculptor Oleksiy Leonov embodied a spiritual state of mind.
The image of a child is attractive not only for its purity – a symbol of true harmony but also for the opportunity to convey an ancient Buddhist legend about a cherished time when a thousand Buddhas will descend on Earth. These enlightened consciousnesses, the true leaders of cosmic evolution, will be born to establish peace and harmony on Earth. They will bring knowledge and spiritual revelations. The age of goodness and prosperity of spirituality will be established with the birth of such sages on Earth.
Children of the cycle “Harmony” are sitting on lotuses. This symbol of spiritual enlightenment, beloved in the East, was used by the masters of East and Southeast Asia. The lotus is a unique flower that grows from mud and dirt, passes through the water column, reaches the surface of the water, and opens from a bud. In addition, the leaves of the flower have an amazing property – they never get dirty, and they keep their original purity. The sages of the East have always been inspired by a beautiful flower as a symbol of human spiritual development. Having passed all the trials of the material world, leaving the dirt of passions and preferences in the past, the spirit-directed consciousness of a true sage grows and reaches purity, and moves to the spiritual level, where his higher talents and abilities are awakened.
The author manages to convey an exceptional state of internal concentration, and peace and strengthens it with a gesture of balance and harmonization of energy. A child glows from within, radiating into the world a state of spirituality and peace. Eyelids are closed, the joy of an inner heartfelt conversation with the highest saint is manifested in a smile, and the harmony and beauty of the image as a whole are transferred to the World of the Spirit.
The sculpture expresses life in two worlds – spiritual and material at the same time. The state of the God-man for people is bequeathed in the future, and the way to it is harmony – the balance of physical and spiritual nature in oneself.