Jocelyn Ruth O’Shea and Aly Bowkett-Derby
Artist Reception: July 8, 2010 7-9pm
July 6, 2010
through July 10, 2010
Aly Bowkett Derby and Jocelyn Ruth O’Shea present Hallowed, an exhibit inspired by Sacred Geometry. Sacred Geometry is a mathematical order that describes the intrinsic nature of the universe. The sine wave, the sphere, the visica piscis, the torus, the golden spiral, the teseract (donut), fractals, the star tetrahedron, and the five platonic solids are among the most prevalent traditional geometric forms ascribed to sacred geometry.
The five platonic solids are the tetrahedron (3 sided pyramid), hexahedron (cube), octahedron, icosahedron, and dodecahedron. These five shapes also fit into a pattern of circles commonly referred to as The Flower of Life. The Flower of Life is one of the most rudimentary patterns that all living entities share. The pattern is composed of seven circles, one in the center, and six surrounding and overlapping at their circumference. The Flower of Life teaches us that at a very basic level all organic matter has some similar constructions; all life shares one source, one pattern, therefore all living matter is infinitely and permanently woven together.