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Primal Forms, a development over time


Primal forms have developed as a response to many years of continued exploration into natural form and the way nature builds.

The term primal form refers to the simple, fundamental nature of these forms. They are based on the sphere which has an important association with the three dimensional world. A circle is to two dimensional as the sphere is to three dimensions. Three dimensional geometry is the geometry of the sphere. The curved surface of the sphere requires a different geometrical approach to that on a flat plane.

In constructing the form, the first stage is the making of a smooth blank sphere, this then is ready to be marked out. The sphere is divided up so as to identify the solid to be represented. One example is the cube which comprises six squares, as drawn on the sphere twelve interconnecting lines of equal length are marked over the sphere's surface. The other solids similarly have their relevant number of equal lines plotted.

Further lines are drawn through the previously placed points. Once all the relevant points are positioned, spirals orbits and curves are drawn through and around them, as appropriate to the design. This completes the two dimensional aspect. The integrity of the design becomes apparent in an intuitive process as the points are linked in this way. The aim is for the elements of the design, the spirals, orbits and curves, to freely fit the pattern markers in a fluid unforced way.

In an almost uncanny way, maybe due to the play of sacred geometry and the integrity of the design, the result usually has an inevitability. The spirals, orbits and curves usually fit the design pattern with an accuracy that is almost beyond expectation. The feeling being that the design is there just requiring to be uncovered, discovered rather than created or invented. The integrity and logic of the linked points and the drawing that evolves, ensures that the result fulfils expectations. There is an intuitive feeling of completion, perhaps this is sacred geometry in action, ensuring a harmonic outcome.

Celestial orbs, heavenly bodies, both refer to spherical forms and evoke comparisons to celestial and planetary phenomena. The interactive qualities of the orbits, spirals and curves in this geometrical context produce intersections and alignments. These remind of the occurrences that result from planetary movement, particularly the eclipses that involve the interaction of the sun and moon. Ancient monuments with their alignments are examples of mankind's historical understanding and interest in this.

After the drawing phase has established the fundamental design on the spherical surface, the drawn lines are cut. This begins the transformation journey into three dimensions.This gradual process continues until all the flat areas have disappeared. The final honing process reveals subtle geometry and effectively "tunes" the form into full three dimensional completion where all the subtle geometries are revealed. As this occurs tuning refers to the way all the harmonic elements combine, like a musical instrument in tune.



Geometric drawing on the sphere

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