We, Both Witnesses and the Dream
Are the Self-Aware Universe
This article is one in a series linking art and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
On the morning of January 1, 2015, artist Vandorn Hinnant and his partner, AnaMaria, drew the "The Seed of Life" pattern into the sand at Wrightsville beach, NC. Hinnant says this configuration is the heart of the "Flower of Life" pattern that was advanced several decades ago by Drunvalo Melchezidek, a scholar of sacred geometry. The full pattern, Hinnant says, "has been found in ancient ruins around the globe."
This "Seed of Life" drawing in the sand is 28 feet in diameter and the radius of each of the seven circles is seven feet. Many beach goers were awed by it. Vandorn Hinnant is a mathartist whose formative influences included artist John Biggers. A solo exhibition of his work, Vibrations, Frequency, and the Phenomenon of Relationship, is on view through March 31, 2015 at the Diggs Gallery, Winston-Salem State University.
Hinnant wrote a poem to accompany his photo of the sand drawing and sends both out as a wish to you for a wonder-filled 2015, full of realization of the self-aware universe! "You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself," explained Buddhist philosopher, Alan Watts.
Within the World
a Song is singing;
Six circles circling One...
A Sacred Symbol of Relationship.
The Earth is dreaming awake.
And we, both witnesses and
watch and listen in awe
Her Majestic circle song
1 January 2015