तस्य वाचकः प्रणवः ॥२७॥ 1.27 Tasya vācakaḥ praṇavaḥ.

“The word expressive of Iśvara is the mystic sound of OM. [OM is God’s name as well as form.]” ~ Satchidananda
“The sound denoting that Self is the eternal vibration Aum, which manifests the grace of the divine presence.” ~ Stiles

Artwork thoughts:  This piece is a tribute to both ancient tradition and modern science.  The sound Om is symbolized by the sacred geometry captured in the conch shell and also; “When the conch is blown, the primal sound of Om emerges. Om is the sound that was emanated by God before creation of the universes.” Read here for further information:

Derived from Chaos Theory, the underlying image is a Mandelbrot set image of fractal geometry.  A fractal is a never-ending set of infinite pattern.  “Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems – the pictures of Chaos”.  It is worth noting, in this context, that the sacred geometry of the conch shell is duplicated in the spiraling image of chaos (which looks suspiciously organized for chaos).