Formal Theory is validated as a paradigm shift
from the multiplicity of contradictory value systems of competing
religions and stories to a new paradigm that integrates the
stories meaningfully as complimentary or alternative resolutions
of the Universal Harmonic. The Universal Harmonic becomes
the order; the calculus of power management. It explains God
as the universality of justice of the process, and it explains
moral values as the three principles of conflict resolution.
Fairy Tale cycle presents the major secret to
happiness: that all stories resolve conflict.
Epics of the Goddess introduce the evolution
in resolving conflict in domestic relations as a series of
moral discoveries. The Epics is a series of gender wars throughout
history that lead to the domestication of women; transforming
women from a monster (The Sphinx) to an angel (Virgin Mary).
The Unit integrates the evolving images of women as a progression
of epical covenants in the history of civilization. The sequence
represents the Conflict Resolution Process leading to the
creation of the institution of the family.
Bible Walk cycle goes beyond presenting the process
as universal and quantifiable and presents it as humanity's
current dramatic story: the subtle struggle between scriptures
we believe in that divide cultures. It becomes the unfinished
drama between covenants, that of the alliance between father
and son, versus the alliance between mother and child in messianic
religions. Globalization is forcing humanity
to become aware of the need to resolve the conflicts - the
unfinished business - of the Abrahamic Family.
Abstract Sculptures cycle illustrates the secret
to happiness as the findings of the Formal Theory. The Howling
Wolf presents the process as a helix. Teleion Holon presents
the fragments within a totality; the equilibrial rocks present
the three formal operations. An artist's playful presentation
of principles of balance cleverly illustrate humanity's most
cherished secret: conflict resolution.
The Embrace exemplifies the roles
in any relationship, beyond genders.
Temptation cycle presents a validation for the
creative process evolving predictably from conflict to resolution.
As the story of a domestic conflict, it is not between father
and son or mother and child, but between a man and two women;
a man dealing with temptation and finding happiness through
resolving his emotional, social, and financial conflicts.
Sculptural Trail is the second of the Formal
Theory case studies. It is an anthropological study
introducing the Formal Method to the study of a person as
part of humanity. The process integrates the disparate cultural
stories throughout history meaningfully.