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Primal Forms and Time, Introducing the "Calender" Form

The primal form series are static representations of various combinations and interactions of movements. It is envisaged that these movements would be moving simultaneously. Such animation could have parallels with natural phenomena manifesting in various forms within the universe.

The making process of the primal form itself gives an indication of the presence and nature of these movements. The honing and shaping process that is required to complete the form is a constant defining movement that is repeated up to completion. Whether this is a circular, orbital, spiral or wave movement, the path is extensively and progressively worked until all the paths of the form complete.

The element of time, the passage of time/movement that is almost meditational, contributes to this completion as all the elements come together. There is an instinctive feeling that in some way these forms are a representation of time. The orbits of the planets define periods of time. Spirals are a result of growth in time, development through time. Waves are time motion cycles.

These primal forms maybe can be seen as an encapsulation of time. Rolling them leaving the resulting track, brings to mind the expression "Rolling out Time". The rolled graphic mark is a transference of the information on the three dimensional spherical form onto a two dimensional format.

The evolution of the primal forms are based around the geometry of the regular solids. One of these solids, the icosahedron has a particular significance to the mechanics of time as represented for us in our system. This solid has twelve main centres, around each of these points lies a pentagon, thus five is an integral part of its makeup.

Our time system is based around the twelve hours each of the day and night. Each hour is divided into twelve units of five minutes adding up to the sixty minutes in the hour. Each minute is again divided into sixty seconds. Twelve fives equal sixty is fundamental to this.

One particular primal form series based on the icosahedron focused on five spirals emanating from each of the twelve points, producing a spiral interaction of sixty spirals. The series comprises a progression of spiral development adding additional spiral rotations culminating in a piece with twelve rotations. Out of interest and curiosity, I was prompted to count the intersections on a single spiral path, one of the fore mentioned sixty interacting spiral paths. Interestingly there happened to be seventy three intersection points. Five spirals began at each point 5 x 73 = 365. So this sphere had a particular affinity to the unit of the year. It was additionally interesting to note that it took twelve rotations to achieve this, showing a numerical consistency. This primal form may have calender credentials in the way it marks units of time.

This seems more than a mere coincidence and gives an interesting relationship between the numbers associated with time and the geometry of the universe. It also seems to point to a correlation between the essential geometry of a three dimensional solid and the workings of time as employed in our planetary system. This opens up some interesting ideas and propositions. Where did the concept of twelve, five and sixty in relation to our time clock come from? Because of this clear connection to form within the cosmos, regular solids would likely be the same throughout the universe, does this perhaps suggest that our earth and solar system is special. Are we unique, rather than just being a speck in the universe among billions of other similar systems. This lends a fresh interest in the idea that these primal forms in some way encapsulate time.



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