Blue is “the spiritual in art” (Kandinsky).
Religion is “the opiate of the masses” (Marx)
In academic religious studies, it is the historical-political context that gives meaning to spiritual expression.
But in this image, I like how (a part of) the material object stands out in or on the blue background.
The blue in the photograph suggests a way to think about the “expression” of a material object in or on a spiritual plane.
The term “expression” is from Expressionism in Philosophy: Spinoza. For Deleuze, the term denotes the explication of a modal phenomenon (spatial extension or thought) as an expression of substance and the implication of a modal phenomenon as part of substance. (About Deleuze, more later)
A midrashic reading of Genesis identifies “God” as makom (place). God is “the place” of the universe, and not vice versa (Breishit Rabbah 68:9). I’m wondering why it can’t be both.