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