Please join the Philomathean Society for our first gallery premiere of the 2013/2014 academic year! We will be showing Nick Pedersen’s innovative photographic series, “Sumeru.” Mr. Pedersen describes the Sumeru series as, “a body of work that metaphorically illustrates the mental journey that is undertaken in Zen Buddhist training and practice. In Zen literature, the word ‘land’ is commonly used as a symbol for the ‘mind’, and through my images I have envisioned an exploration into the depths of this metaphorical ‘mind-world’. The narrative follows a spiritual quest as the storyline symbolically wanders through various states of consciousness and perceptions. My conceptual inspiration for this project is in the existential drama of searching for personal truth, and the main themes I am portraying are awakening and rebirth.” Come see his amazing work!
What is Philo?Founded in 1813, Philo is a student-run literary society that arranges and hosts free public events, teas, discussions, debates, exhibitions, and more. Come visit us in our historical Philo Halls on the 4th floor of College Hall!