Hidden

Hidden Symmetries

In the months before coining the name Spiral Tribe, I’d been meticulously inventing tessellating shapes – positives creating negatives, negatives – positives. One symmetry generating another. I was intrigued that it was me who touched the pencil to the paper, me who positioned the lines, but I felt that I was only giving shape to what was already there. The tip of my pencil and the nib of my pen tracing outlines around an invisible mathematics, inking-in an unseen architecture, discovering some of the geometries that lay hidden above, and below, the surface of the page.

(London, May 1990)

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17 responses

11 06 2011
Anonymous

Great really great!!!!!!!!!

11 06 2011
Jon

Sublime

11 06 2011
emma capper

this is an experience, beautifully described that i am intimate with…an ectasy of spirit

13 06 2011
straywayward

Thanks Emma. Great to know this experience resonates with you too!

12 06 2011
Debz

clear memories of you in the lounge at Maygrove, pen and paper in hand, and coming up with beautiful images and designs, on scraps of paper everywhere!

12 06 2011
zip core-tex

You got a scanner, show us!

13 06 2011
straywayward

I’m showing you with words – am I not?

21 10 2011
Crazy Horse

🙂

21 11 2011
Oksana Wolf

certainly thanks

13 06 2011
zeesh23

Beautiful ❤

23 06 2011
kirsty hawkshaw

day glo cropcircles 🙂

19 07 2011
reine

from outer spaces! =o)

19 07 2011
reine

Hi!, been around jeff, 69db, Seb, etc, livin in squat Leiden ’91/92, but never asked them: “where come from ’23’?”. Thought a lot, finally found: must be that we all have 23 chromosomes in that spiral. BTW: if I understand well, YOU coined the term/appellation?, nice one!. Please fix my doubts!, THANXzzzz

21 10 2011
Crazy Horse

Hey Reine, which squat was that then ? x

7 11 2011
reine

Mostly the “Lammermarkt” squat on the Lammermarkt, Leiden, in front of that “molen” (windmill), about ’90/’92.

11 09 2011
Anonymous

just finished a geodesic dome-onward n forward…[the revolution]…

12 09 2011
reine

acidhere2stay….%D

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