Within patterns, mosaics & tiling, from personalities popping out at you to symbolic recognition to aligning with natural rhythms to the personal discovery of archetypal characters to aesthetic appeal, where do you find your curiosity leading you?
“Life is matter, like a crystal- a strange a periodic crystal- repeats its structure as it grows. But far more fascinating than any crystallizing mineral the difference in structure is repeated again & again in regular periodicity & a masterpiece of embroidery, say a Raphael Tapestry, which shows no dull repetition, but an elaborate, coherent, meaningful design.”
Embodied within the Dahlia Design, an avenue unfolds leading us to Mexico (a native homeland of Dahlias) & ancient Teotihuacan/The Pyramids of the Sun & the Moon where we encounter the Spider Woman Goddess & Quetzalcoatl. Together we experience the blossoming of the Manipura Chakra; feeling our souring aspirations firmly grounded in the earth, spinning webs of our heart’s desires while being held in the cradle of our power center, seeing the integrity of our nature coming into clearer view, appreciating the bold courageous spirit of adolescence & enjoying the alchemy of union.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you in action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
I see two hearts coming together, joining in a central radiating light, representing geese being mates for life. The heart shapes appear as profiles of lips kissing with a central V axis representing geese flying in V formation, optimizing efficiency of flight.
During the week leading up to my first time going to see my favorite musician Michael Franti & band Spearhead live at the Mtn. Jam Music Festival in the Catskills of NY, I heard this fascinating talk on VPR about Cicadas & their unequaled ability to project sound, immediately connecting this with Franti. The day my friend & our daughters were driving home, we heard this weird loud sound & right away stopped along the side of the road to investigate. We immediately saw bugs swarming everywhere throughout the trees & discovered it was the emergence of the 17 year Cicada. They just so happened to be orange and black, the colors of the All People Tour.
You can see the white ovals which are the Tymbals (sound organs), within the diamonds of the design.
"Image"ing soft carpets of pine needles, Wooly Thyme or beds of moss under foot