Although this image is instantly recognizable as a Yin Yang Symbol, it is also recognizable as not being the symbol you are used to seeing. It be quite honest, the Yin Yang Symbol as normally depicted is quite boring to batik. The image I settled upon for my work comes from a book called “Real Magic” by Issac Bonewits. The Yin Yang Symbol suggests a unity of opposites, but further that a seed of each opposite is contained within each side, hence the black dot in the white side and vice versa. This image takes that idea and emphasizes it to deeper and deeper levels of inclusion in opposites.