Navigation Menu+

Ascension Encouraged


Steven Hofmann

Ascension Encouraged, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas
24 inches x 36 inches

Ascension Encouraged Triangles, the triad, the trinity and the number three all hold significance throughout the history and cultures in our known universe. A point-up triangle commonly represents a strong foundation or stability, as it is rooted to the ground through a solid base.

Trinities often represented by a triangle are:

  • Spirit, Mind, Body
  • Father, Son, Holy Ghost
  • Mother, Father, Child
  • Past, Present, Future
  • Power, Intellect, Love
  • Thought, Feeling, Emotion
  • Love, Truth, Wisdom

The number three has unique meanings to each culture. According to the Chinese, 3 is a perfect number. To the Mayan, the sacred number of woman is three. Egyptians see it as the number of the cosmos. The Japanese refer to the three treasures – truth, courage & compassion.

The three divine principles are light, heat, and life. Three types of universe are matter, astral (mental or soul) and spirit. In the arts, three is well recognized. There are 3 primary colors with which it is possible to obtain all the colors. There are 3 keys of music Do, Fa, and Sol are the most important notes in music.

The complete sum of human capability are thought, word, and deed. Point-up triangles also represent ascension toward the spiritual world.


North Central Art Gallery, 8808 N Central Ave #100, Phoenix, AZ 85020