Tuesday, September 21, 2010


For as long as I can remember, I've had a thing for spirals. I'm not sure why. Was it because I subconsciously knew they had deeper meaning or was it because I simply thought they looked cool? What fascinates me is the spiral is actually a reoccurring shape in nature:

Fern frond
Big horn sheep
Spiral aloe.
Spiral in outer space.

Note the five spirals in my latest painting. One of the five is a little tricky to find.
Not only do I think the spiral can be funky and beautiful, it also has rich symbolic meaning. I knew it represented eternal life, but until now I didn't know it also symbolizes progress, fertility, birth, death, transformation, direction, initiation, growth, the soul, expansion, spiritual journey, cycles of life and time, the sun, centering, feminine energy, expanding, connection, balance, journeying, development and God.

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