Circles - Mandalas - Radial Symmetry XI (Heavenly Bodies)

behold this fool who, in the month of June,
having of certain stars and planets heard,
rose very slowly in a tight balloon
until the smallening world became absurd

E. E. Cummings


  1. I tried to play a little game of finding similarities between these images and the ones in previous posts in this series:

    * Ganymede pairs quite nicely with the Erwin Keustermans image in #1.

    * The shot of Saturn and Titan seemed to fit best with the Bauhaus poster in #6. They share a few characteristics: the palette, the ringed sectioning of Saturn's surface, and the small solid body orbiting the larger one.

    * At first, I thought to pair Europa with the cracked clay pieces by Nakahara and Matsuo in #10. However, I feel like the patterns on Europa's surface are more similar to Chris Kenny's 'Twig Circle' in the same post.

    * For the more asteroid-like Mimas and Hyperion, I kept coming back to Ruth Asawa's images in #4 and in her own page. There's something about the textured quality in her work and the way it converges around a giant spot. Also the irregular shape.

    1. There are times when I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by the multifariousness of all the really great art out there. It was a moment like that, when I made this post. I thought that sometimes it's good to go back to the basics, back to the roots, back to the constants. I think your exploration of similarities expresses exactly that; and how much most art works are inspired by nature.
      Thank you Vincent, for your wonderful company!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...