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"You cannot conceive the many without the one....
The study of the unit is among those that lead the mind
on and turn it to the vision of reality."
~Plato


The circle accommodates all shapes within itself. It is a metaphor for unity and wholeness, a reflection of the outer world and our inner selves. A complete circle without end or beginning, symbolizes the divine nature of reality. It is the one.

The creative process involves two, thus the symbolism of the two intersecting circles. The linked circles create an almond shaped area of negative space called the vesica piscis. In Sacred Geometry, this is the "womb of creation for all the proportions necessary to generate the polygons found in nature and the five Platonic volumes."*

vesica piscis, womb for birth of all geometric shapes


Initially, the linked and intersecting circles creating the visuals for this site, was an intuitive choice. In researching sacred geometry, I became aware of the profound significance of that choice. The two intersecting circles create (give birth to) a third shape (vesica piscis, the womb, birthplace, place for creation). The intersecting circles create points of transformation along the border of the circles where they touch or enter into each other.

The color choice for this site design, of light yellow represents light (as opposed to pigment), the light of the sun or monitor screen. Light as life, and enlightenment. The blue green color is harmonious with yellow and near yellow on the color wheel. Blue green, the color of growth and converting energy into substance, as in photosynthesis. The symbolism being converting ideas into reality.

The geometric relationships and archetypal shapes and patterns that occur and reoccur through out the physical universe are deeply rooted in nature. The Golden Mean (ideal proportion, is pi's relationship in pentagonal geometry and natures design). The Fibonacci sequence is "**a mathematical sequence where each number in the sequence is determined by adding together the previous two: 0,1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55... The ratio of adjacent numbers in the sequence progressively approachs the golden mean proportions of 1:1.618".

"I am of the opinion that it is possible to develop an art largely on the basis of mathematical thinking." ~Max Bill 1949

There is documented human cognitive preferences for the golden mean proportions throughout recorded history. Artists, architects and designers have implemented this mathematical guide to proportion since ancient times.

"Plato said the soul is a circle. A horizontal line across the circle to represent the line of separation of the conscious and the unconscious. The dot in the center of the circle, below the horizontal line, represents the center from which all our energy comes. Above the horizontal line is the ego, represented as a square: that aspect of our consiousness that we identify as our center. But it's very off-center. We think this is what is running the show, but it isn't."
~
Joseph Campbell 'The Power of Myth'

 


credits:

* A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art and Science
by Michael S. Schneider.

**Geometry of Design; Studies in Proportion and Composition by Kimberly Elam.

 

 


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