JANELY COLLADO   


An Allegory

Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” teaches us that we were all born in a cave filled with shadows which trap us in a universal concept of reality. Reality outside of the cave illuminates these shadows and allows free thought to control our perspective of the cave. Using the Socratic method, I encourage you to take a deeper look at what is presented above and engage in a dialogue of belief with me. I am not here to pass judgment on any religious belief, but here to seek a common path in the iconography of the cross. Bringing Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Native American, Greek and African views into a dialogue with Paganism, Atheism and Philosophical life, views to seek the multilayered history of the cross. By inserting our individual ideas of life, we can have a fluid conversation on what drives us as individuals to find a personal meaning.