The Ancient Scales of Justice – YouTube.
If you’re ever passing through Albuquerque, New Mexico, I suggest you swing over to the downtown area at 4th and Lomas. This is the intersection where you will find the court district and therefore the Metropolitan Courthouse of New Mexico.
Located in front of the courthouse, you will be confronted by a tremendous outdoor sculpture adorned with these amazing recessed plaques and in-ground stone tablets that represent a broad cross-section of ancient images, languages, symbols, and sayings from all over the world and throughout all civilizations.
The iconic symbols and references draw upon a multi-cultural perspective on Justice, Law and our place in the scheme of things. I did the best I could to capture the powerful presence of this sculpture. However, it does not do the artist’s work “justice” until you actually experience the ritualistic and cosmological nature of her work in person.
You really feel like you are experiencing something alien and mystical, like the primates in “2001” touching the all-powerful monolith or a tourist seeing the pylons of Stonehenge or the pyramids of Giza for the first time. The very use of spacial design in the round is something that gives you the sense you have just walked into an alternate dimension or parallel reality, not of this Earth. It is a symbolic representation of the very essence of quantum physics.
As for me, I have not had such an experience in quite some time and wanted to share it with you. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to pass it on to your other social media channels and outlets.