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     The object of the Sculptural Trail Exhibit is to illustrate the conflict resolution process. The Unit entity intergrates moral paradigms as moral discoveries into a more abstract universal moral order.

"Happily Ever After" corresponds to the universality of conflict resolution. The cultural gender wars illustrate the quantification and positive evolution of the conflict resolution process. The scriptures (the Bible, the Kuran, and the New Testament) introduce three ways of resolving conflict. The Abstract Sculptures present beauty in the formal principles of balance, illustrating the science of conflict resolution. Tapping creativity demonstrates the predictable manifestation of conflict resolution, validating the Formal Theory.
    The Sculptural Cycles retrace the history of the family institution; the history of love. They represent restructurings of the domestic relationship. Religions are seen as moral discoveries that shift paradigms in two ways: 1. The restructuring of domestic roles 2. The attribution of this order to a higher power, progressively redefining this power more abstractly. Each sequence elevates humanity into a more abstract conceptualization of the universal moral order than the last. Finally, science makes us conscious of the unconscious.

Restructuring of Family Role Relations
Survival of the Fittest Gender Wars leading to Covenants Father-Son Covenant, vs. Mother-Child Covenant Modern Civil Rights Freedom of Expression
Attribution of Moral Authority
Totem and Taboo, a book by Freud about primitive religion Polytheism; Gods and Goddesses Monotheism, Messianism Scientific principles of conflict resolution. Principles of Power Management
    
The Museum of the Creative Process

The 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.

    The Fairy Tale cycle presents the major secret to happiness: that all stories resolve conflict.

    The 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.

    The 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.

    The 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.

    The 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.

    The 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.

 

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