Monday, November 25, 2013

Breathstay 1 - Extended for CAPI Art Student Portfolio Study

Breathstay 1 - Extended - For CAPI  Art Student Portfolio  Study

a collection of all relevant entries in one post for easy access for CAPI Art Student Portfolio Study
if you have not familiarized yourself with the topic of "The Ralire Study" - Transpersonal Research as an Artform yet, start here

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NO:::4 Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws -The Ralire Study



The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws


Naturally occurring patterns and my investigation into all the different kinds available led me to a study by Cyril Stanley Smith called " The Search for Structures " ... Structure ..the word resonated and I followed my intuition to investigate further .






Glancing at the study 3 particular passages in the text stood out for me

" ... makes them join each other always in groups of THREE at an angle of 120 degrees, just like soap bubbles 

" Two dimensional interfaces are necessary to define the separate indentity of things in THREE dimensions "

" It is pleasing in appearance because the eye senses this interplay between irregularity and regularity "




The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou   




" ... makes them join each other always in groups of three at an angle of 120 degrees, just like soap bubbles  "


Taking a " seemingly" randomly occurring pattern like the formation of soap bubbles or foam in the bathtub at the end of the day, I am intrigued to learn that there maybe a pattern that is underlying all the various bubble formations. It is to be understood that these shapes form in sets of three and almost always at an angle of 120 degrees.

There are 2 approaches to this inquiry, one would be to follow the mathematical logic whilst the other one is to stay within a path of intuitive inquiry leading toward a creative response. I will follow the latter and see where it leads. For now I am noticing that there is more than meets the eye at first. 


" Two dimensional interfaces are necessary to define the separate identity of things in three dimensions "

I have had this inner knowing that I need to remove myself from depicting things in a 3-dimensional perspective , investigating instead the line in a 2 dimensional space...line for lines sake rather than trying to imitate form. Reading this passage made a feeling arise that was similar to a knowing the the essence of a line holds secret yet to be uncovered ..it made me smile in recognition.



" It is pleasing in appearance because the eye senses this interplay between irregularity and regularity "


This is the first quote of its kind that I have come across in this research study that specifically refers to the appearance of seemingly random patterns as " pleasing. An interesting thought arises in me as to the nature of balance .

  • Conscious one perceives irregularity when looking upon a " random" pattern
  • Subconsciously does one perceive an inherent regularity that is recognized without conscious awareness, yet somehow it is internally known ? 
  • An interesting avenue to explore







  • Talking the image of " Soap bubbles" and entering into a state of open dialogue with it I am reminded of a concept called " Soul Collage" whereby cards are created of random images and the person then enters into an internal dialogue through a set of prepared questions ... pondering how I can apply this kind of technique to my research.
  • " Beauty Bare " ::: " Aesthetically Pleasing" 
    description used in reference to irregular and regular patterns when viewed in combination
      ( " The Search for Structure - Cyril Stanley Smith)
    • Why that combination would be seen /felt as " aesthetically pleasing " 

    • " What are aesthetics in the context of visual perception ? "







NO:::10 Sketchbook November 17 2013 ::: The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou


Sketchbook The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou, Inquire into the Resonant Nature of Linear Remnants when viewed through artists eyes





  •  Soapbubbles when formed quickly , join in groups of three - at an angle of 120 degrees
  • Noticing that 120 interests me , whereas 3, 6 and 18 seem to be predictable to a certain extent
in that I can easily sort, group and estimate their value worth visually whereas 120 seems to keep its 
mystery 


Sketchbook ::: The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou, Inquiry into the Resonant Nature of Linear Remnants when viewed through artists eyes




 - Noticing my immediate inner pull to sort the sequence into " manageable" bit sized groups and 
configuration when trying to visually depict their number value. There is a def inner pull which is curious 
to me as I am drawn to randomness yet when confronted with numbers immediately look for the 
easiest way to group, sort, stack, and distribute evenly 




Sketchbook ::: The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou, Inquiry into the Resonant Nature of Linear Remnants when viewed through artists eyes


- group
- sort
- stack 
- sets
- order
- unify


Sketchbook ::: The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou, Inquiry into the Resonant Nature of Linear Remnants when viewed through artists eyes

- when looking at the the patterns formed on the walls of the ink container the principle of bubbler formation according to Euler's law can be visually felt 

Sketchbook The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou, Inquiry into the Resonant Nature of Linear Remnants when viewed through artists eyes

- Experimenting how it feels to draw these shapes, whether there is resonance 

- Noticing frustration at merely hinting and underlying structure yet no consciously able
 to explain or depict it , again a felt pull toward sorting, categorizing and definite 
resistance to let it be 

- there are however two distinct forces felt within ...
 that part of me which has tried to stay away from predictable 
patterns and relishes the simple drawing of seemingly random pattern formations, 
feeling joy and a sense of relief .... And that part which is trying to get a grip 
on said number sequential based on Eulers Law 

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  • Making bubbles , soap bubbles creates a playful yet mysterious air, 
  • the more I look at these shapes the more they contain within their shape,
    formation and movement some kind of force that is waiting to be discovered ...
    structures, that follow a rule a pattern yet to all intense and purpose they appear random
    in nature ..







  • Taking bubble prints in different ways to obtain some kind of idea just how they move,
    how a breath of air changes their course and how I observe myself being drawn to one
    shaped print  more than another in response









Sketchbook - The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou, Inquiry into the Resonant
Nature of Linear Remnants when viewed through artists eyes





The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

The Ralire Study - Breath Stay 1 on Euler Formula and Soap Bubble Laws , Inquire into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Research Project by Milliande Demetriou



NO ::: 11 Sketchbook November 18 2013 ::: The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou 



November 18, 2013 , The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou
  • Contemplating techniques for investigating the number sequence of 3, 120, 6, 18 
  • Playing with 120 as it seems to have a " pleasing feel to it 
  • natural hand dyed cloth using naturally found plant dye enhances the random nature for me
    adding unplanned mark to the textile piece
  • stitched while observing my internal dialogue as to trying to make the pieces even yet
    relishing the little wonky lines that result in approaching the task with no prior
    measuring or spacing

Textile Sketchbook


Sketchbook November 18, 2013 , The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


Contemplating techniques for investigating the number sequence of 3, 120, 6, 18




NO ::: 12 Logbook November 18th - The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou



- Contemplating techniques for investigating the number sequence of 3, 120, 6, 18 



  •  Noticing that there are several references in "The Search for Structure "
    mentioning various 
    descriptions of beauty in relation to the appearance of both
    regular and irregular patterns 

  • Beauty Bare 
  • Aesthetically Satisfying
Underlying Structure supporting Overlying Structure to make visible 

  • The question remains as to:  Why that combination would be seen /felt as " aesthetically pleasing " 

  • The question arises: " What are aesthetics in the context of visual perception ?



NO:::13 Sketchbook November 19 2013 - The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou




Sketchbook, The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


  • experimenting with the natural flow of a 12o degree angle to see how close I can get to that geometry intuitively , letting myself wander into form and filling in in between spaces but remaining as true to 120 degrees as I can 
  • I observe a playful attitude with the 120 constraint just offering focus rather than frustration






  • Using the correct 120 angle I feel a measured response and an internal struggle to " get it right" the lines flow hard and an obvious mistake stands out like a sore thumb
  • I feel a dislike of the pattern as a whole and a pleasing sensation at the appearance of the mistake, like it jumps out of formation leaving freedom from restraint


Sketchbook, The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

  • The dislike of the regular formation seemed to lessen somewhat when I added 120 random lines into the space between as it presented itself , being aware of just keeping the flow in the moment rather than making them fit


    Sketchbook, The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

    • playing with high contrast macro photography and juxtaposing the earlier pattern
    Sketchbook, The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou





    NO:::14 Logbook November 19th - The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou


    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou



    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

    • conversation with a friend leads to thinking about the notion of the word " saturated"
    • to pursue a project, to engage in a " BREATHSTAY" until I feel saturated , or as the celtic druids say until " I had my Fill "
      noticing one's fill, staying with an idea until it has come to a natural end , with emphasis on natural and not forced or prolonged for the sake of it, but listening internally for some kind of resonant feeling of conclusion ...before stepping into a new investigative energy
    • I am known to jump to quick over even my own set structure when I glimpse another potential puzzle piece ahead, way ahead .. and often leave the initial impulse behind, long forgotten after 3 more jumps occurred .. I am hoping that honoring the Breath Stay structure will assist me in staying until I am saturated ..and in the process explore my creative responses in a more meaningful and exhaustive way.
    • There is however also a feeling of not leaving loose ends unexplored, no loosing sight of potential fruitful glimpses that will prove to be inspirational so I have decided to keep a Glimpse Log at the bottom of each Logbook entry that I keep taking with me each day adding to it as I go along to remembered and possibly picked up at a later date
    • conversation with another artist friend  today regarding this research project lead to me pondering about the struggle to create random linear marks as humans some more .. I think I need to add that to the initial research outline as that element os quite central to my thinking . Also the idea of perception and how it is so easily influenced
    • "The struggle arises because I am unsure whether it is actually possible for humans to create truly random marks when "he/she" intends to be random . And that question then leads to the why is it so hard when in fact I am deeply drawn to those kind of marks.
      The next avenue of thought then comes that I am interested in comparing other artists resonance to certain types of marks in correlation to my own responses ...do others feel like I do ?
    • the immediacy of  markmaking that seems to escape at times when repeat patterns are thought is also an interesting point to explore , the interest to return to spontaneous, singular markmaking that carries the nature of the initial impulse rather than diluting it




      The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


      • Rupert Sheldrake - Morphic Resonance
      • John Briggs , F David Peats - Seven Life Lessons of Chaos
      • 1000 Hands



    • thinking about the potential of using bleach in bubble prints on textiles and how to construct a large enough straw or air blowing device so as to not cause harm ... 
    • played with 120 degree angles
    • played with macro high contrast photography shots of soap bubbles 
    • made new Sketchbook Entry 
    • added 3 new creative responses to Breath Stay 1
    • have added a chronological order and numbered entry log to the top of the page so that it can be followed easily in order of appearance .. still tweaking navigation


     

    No:::15 Sketchbook November 20 2013 - The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou




    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


    • staying with the concept of 3 adjoining lines, still intrigued that they should almost always meet at 3 , sometimes if the formation is slow to connect they can meet at 4 ... nature is wonderous 
    • I wake up sit at my desk and feel like making a few of these marks, it is a peculiar feeling , free of any expectation yet constrained within 120 degrees ' ish and 3 points connecting into 1 , the restraint is somewhat freeing in and of itself giving me freedom to be within it rather than expand so large that sometimes I am unable to make a single mark for the multitude of choices seem to overwhelm me ..
    • trying these shapes on some hand-dyed cloth ..made with plants and leaving random leaf prints , another thing that appeals to my sense of spontaneous discovery

    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


    •  the leftover sheet catching spills has become my morning playground, shapes and lines are starting to overlap as I visually explore the concepts of 3, 120 , connecting, lines meeting .. I am beginning to enjoy the layers as they start to disguise each other opening up all kinds of narrative
    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou



    • Last nights Bath became the starting point of immersing myself into the observation of the bubble formations, its just fascinating how they juggle for position, seem to always be moving towards the nearest set of three and moving along in groups of 3







    • when reading a friends blog about the " immersive nature" of artmaking, which seems to always result in such deep insights rather than exploring things from a photograph point of you , I am reminded how the idea of immediate markmaking, akin to plein air painting really resonates with me yet I do not often translate that into drawing or pen and ink work, more sculptural or textural assemblage type art .. This made me think of digging out an underwater camera and filling my bath with colored soap bubbles ... :-)  

    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


    • Exploring 3 , sets of 3 , 3 aligned in pen and ink



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    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou




    No:::16 Logbook November 20 2013 ::: The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou



    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou




    • beginning to notice that I like the immediate markmaking that results in getting up in the morning, sitting down at my desk and having a bit of paper and some pen and ink to hand
    • Have not needed to go to my studio yet as all the limitations seem to work in my favour rather than the other way round
    • immersing myself into the bathbubbles felt like seeing them for the first time ..wondering whether different soaps form differently and am still in awe at the sets of 3 ..THREE ..today has been a bit of a three day
    • I have always loved the number three .. when I go to a hotel room and it has a 3 in it ..it makes me happy , if it hasn't I look for a derivative of the 3 ..like 9 that is 3 times 3 ...so I get more 3's equals I am more happy ..grin 
    • I also like uneven numbers as opposed to even ones , but three has always had a special place
    • Now I am wondering : do all the linear remnants that I am drawn too have some kind of three in them?
    • Do other people relate to the same number that corresponds to similar patterns they like ?
    • is the underlying universal sacred geometry really this predictable ?
    • I feel like I opened another huge can of worms ...but slightly giddy with excitement nevertheless :-)



    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou
    • Sacred Geometry
    • Rupert Sheldrake - Morphic Resonance
    • John Briggs , F David Peats - Seven Life Lessons of Chaos
    • 1000 Hands
    • Michael Schneider 


    No:::17 Sketchbook November 21 - The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou




    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou






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    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou



     

    No ::: 18 Logbook November 21 The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou








    • made sketchbook entry today
    • pondering Aesthetics , Harmony and Beauty and interested in looking exactly where they derived from and what they mean to me

    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou








    •   to move in harmony with the laws of nature ... that rings potentially true as a reson why I am drawn to certain patterns, yet does not explain why I am not drawn to others..yet

    •  the idea that there is an underlying harmony, a structure upon which this universe is based upon has always intrigued me, yet I dont think I have consciously explored the exact meaning of the statement for myself before

    • it is one thing to know something on an intellectual level, it is another altogether to truly know on an experiential level, to experience as if I discover it for myself for the first time, there is something to be said upon the innocent mind of a novice child


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    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou



    • a set of small artworks evolved .. using the figure as a central focus, to come out of a darkness into an understanding, pondering, wondering, glimpsing without yet totally knowing , going deep within and dissolving into the answer itself .

    • keeping hold of the concept of THREE, connecting at a point, seemingly random forces forming themselves to band in sets of 3, on 3 connecting points ... there is such underlying structure to the building blocks of the universe it is awe-inspiring

    NO:::19 Sketchbook November 24 2013  - The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou



    The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou



    • a set of small artworks evolved .. using the figure as a central focus, to come out of a darkness into an understanding, pondering, wondering, glimpsing without yet totally knowing , going deep within and dissolving into the answer itself .
    • keeping hold of the concept of THREE, connecting at a point, seemingly random forces forming themselves to band in sets of 3, on 3 connecting points ... there is such underlying structure to the building blocks of the universe it is awe-inspiring

    Breathstay 1 The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


     BREATHSTAY Series 1 
    • using simple pen and ink drawing and painting techniques to create a random set of patterns in which to discover the figures and their narrative
    • slowing, staying open to discover rather than impose upon .. letting imagery form on top of the randomly formed background that reveals is history in the principles of sacred geometry and structural forces
    • the figures remain a symbolic observer, discoverer, ponderer ... all archetypal representations the one who remains open to hear


    These 2 series will be added to the Breathstay 1 Gallery and I will also release them into the world offered for sale in my Shop ... freeing myself to move on




    Breathstay 1 The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

    Breathstay 1 The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

    Breathstay 1 The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

    Breathstay 1 The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


    Breathstay 1 The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


    Breathstay 1 The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


    BREATHSTAY Series 2
    • expanding on the simplicity to fully form facial features and develop their emotional narrative
    • it feel like I am building my own vocabulary of visual responses, symbology that is at once universal and deeply personal
    Breathstay 1 The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou


    Breathstay 1 The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou






    Breathstay 1 The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

    Breathstay 1 The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

    Breathstay 1 The Ralire Study - Sketchbook, Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou





      No ::: 28 Sketchbook December 10th 2013 - The Ralire Study - Breathstay 1




      Lines, Cracks Organic Patterns - The Ralire Study Sketchbook







        


      • I am noticing a swing back and forth between the Breathstays discovered so far
      • an organic kind of a feel of natural progression that one step ahead is being informed by the step that came before and then a time arrives when new insights supports an earlier discovery 
      • when walking through a little village earlier I discovered these markings on the wall of an old

        building , tiny, almost unnoticed unless one paid attention to a slower pace of observation
      • The splits were again centered on a THREE junction , 3 lines intersecting , splitting, connecting, creating a junction, forming movement and beginning
      • Looking closely and pondering a new question occured

      • " Do all linear remnant lines that resonate contain movement as their essence?
      • I noticed that the linear patterns I am drawn to are not " finished" as it were, their creation is on-going, a kind of movement informing part of their "design" .. road cracks will keep on cracking, wood splits will keep on splitting, paint flakes will keep on peeling off and I only capture them somewhere during part of their motion
      • Motion - Movement - Energy - Forces - Unseen Forces - Felt Forces - Resonant Forces ?




      Lines, Cracks Organic Patterns - The Ralire Study Sketchbook




      Lines, Cracks Organic Patterns - The Ralire Study Sketchbook



      Lines, Cracks Organic Patterns - The Ralire Study Sketchbook




      Lines, Cracks Organic Patterns - The Ralire Study Sketchbook




      Lines, Cracks Organic Patterns - The Ralire Study Sketchbook



      Lines, Cracks Organic Patterns - The Ralire Study Sketchbook

       

      • I am particularly interested in the joining points 
      • Joining - Junctions - Connections- Meeting Points -Intersections Beginning
      • elongating the joining points ...noticing the softening of edges the flowing rhythmic force  of 3 sustained yet softened


      Lines, Cracks Organic Patterns - The Ralire Study Sketchbook

      Lines, Cracks Organic Patterns - The Ralire Study Sketchbook






      Lines, Cracks Organic Patterns - The Ralire Study Sketchbook  




      Lines, Cracks Organic Patterns - The Ralire Study Sketchbook




      Lines, Cracks Organic Patterns - The Ralire Study Sketchbook



      Lines, Cracks Organic Patterns - The Ralire Study Sketchbook



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      No:::30 Sketchbook Triangle Male Female Symbology - December 15 2013 - The Ralire Study


      No:::30 Sketchbook Triangle Male Female Symbology - ralire.milliande.com December 15 2013 - The Ralire Study





      • an interesting thought occurred to me as I pondered the linear symbolic representations of common terms from ancient to present days , like how can we simplify something so that only its essence remains yet is's meaning can still be communicated 

      • having introduced a figurative representation of myself onto the mix of this project I was interested to see how I would depict " human" using line only

      • a line for the body and a line each for the limbs started of the process

      • then it occurred to me that when these are connected and intersected I yet again arrive at the triangle formation ... THREE lines with a common starting/meeting point and it reminded me a little of Da Vinci's Vitruvian man in that position of extended arms and legs ... however I did not want to investigate that closer but rather stay with the thought process that were arising within me

      • So I ended up with 2 triangles at the intersecting points, much like the soap bubble formations 

      • I remembered that I had encountered simple representations for the male/female aspect in the form of triangular shapes before 
      THREE NUMBER SYMBOLOGY 



      No:::30 Sketchbook Triangle Male Female Symbology - ralire.milliande.com December 15 2013 - The Ralire Study



      • the symbology of the triangle in its female/male aspect can be traced to way back when cave drawings depicted the sacred feminine principles according to some studies  
      •  Upon researching further I came across research by  Michel Desfayes on the origin of the triangle symbology ( http://www.michel-desfayes.org/malefemalesymbols.html ) 
      •  he listed some of the ancient representations the female symbol originating from a representation of the pubic area and likewise the male from the phallic area , each interpreted with simple lines 
      • stacked on top of each other the lines meet, suggesting a union of the female/male principle  
      • many fine minds have applied themselves to an interpretation of the divine feminine, lots of theories exist , yet again this is not yet an avenue I wish to explore, but rather stay with my own intuitive creative responses at this time, limiting myself to line and its simplicity  





      No:::30 Sketchbook Triangle Male Female Symbology - ralire.milliande.com December 15 2013 - The Ralire Study



      • as part of the transpersonal research approach an intuitive engagement with the subject matter is encouraged to arrive at potentially subconscious responses rather than already " discovered" literature research , so I let myself play for about 2 hours holding an internal dialogue in response to what the triangle shapes were "narrating" back at me 

      • within the human figure the female principle triangle seem to occupy the heart center whilst the representative male triangle seem to occupy the sacral chakra area

      • overlapping, superimposing, stacking, sequencing, opposites , elongations of lines lead to a wide array of symbolic shapes that seem to read like a perpetual story of creation 

      No:::30 Sketchbook Triangle Male Female Symbology - ralire.milliande.com December 15 2013 - The Ralire Study



      • the female in a " receive" position presented yet another geometric symbol which had its counterpart in the male " offering" position 

      •  lines of triangles within triangles haven arisen out of arrows indicating motion seem to hold that essence for me in the symbol 

      No:::30 Sketchbook Triangle Male Female Symbology - ralire.milliande.com December 15 2013 - The Ralire Study



      • after a couple of hours of investigative " line making" and geometric interplay the result lined up in sequence reads like a code that tells a story 


      No:::30 Sketchbook Triangle Male Female Symbology - ralire.milliande.com December 15 2013 - The Ralire Study



      • a little further research into the triangle symbology used revealed a look at the " I Chi" interpretation , I don't know much about it and resolved to remain somewhat of the fringe of that knowledge as I don't wish to cloud my own intuitive research with too much pre-disposed knowledge

      • However I found the depictions and descriptions to be resonating a lot 


      No:::30 Sketchbook Triangle Male Female Symbology - ralire.milliande.com December 15 2013 - The Ralire Study

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      here a closeup excerpt

      1. " ... At first and for a long time there was only the Goddess, complete within herself and in an unformed state, represented by the downward-pointing triangle.
      2. Eventually, a spark of life burst forth within the core of the Goddess, represented by a dot at the center of the triangle.
      3. The dot grew and became a separate being, a God, still completely enveloped within the body of the Goddess, represented by a small upward-pointing triangle.
      4. The God grew until he broke through the boundaries of the Goddess and was born, represented by a medium-sized, upward-pointing triangle superimposed upon the larger downward-pointing one. At this highly significant moment of birth, the male diety was depicted as three solid lines, while the female deity was depicted as three broken lines. Walker believes this design was taken apart and its components used as trigrams and hexagrams in the I Ching. Such extreme abstraction of the original male-female symbolism would be indicative of an intensely patriarchal society, in her view.
      5. Male and female triangles, once separated, came together again in the ancient symbol of two triangles touching at their apex. The female triangle above took on the aspect of a nourishing breast, while the male triangle below received her nourishment.
      6. Next, the triangles slightly penetrate one another, representing a sense of intermingling, “like the pouring of water into water.”
      7. When the two triangles penetrate each other to the farthest boundaries, a diamond is formed, flanked by four new triangles, representing the four elements, the four directions and the four corners of the earth.
      8. Finally, the ultimate penetration is shown by the hexagram. Male and female triangles extend out beyond each other's boundaries becoming ONE in six-fold symmetry. This is the ultimate symbol for the sacred union of masculine and feminine. ... " 
      with thanks to  http://www.ishalerner.com/goddess-love-and-the-i-ching


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      • After a little break to gain some distance I am going to proceed by noting those triangle symbol combinations that resonate the most and see how I can creatively apply /interpret some of that resonance

      Feedback , Input and Ideas always welcome ... feel free to leave a comment below
      ::: Milliande :-) 

      ... milliande :-)


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      The Ralire Study - Developing Sketchbooks , Drawing for Textiles and Canvas, Meaningful Markmaking Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou




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      1. Milliande, your work with structures, bubbles and numbers is so interesting! It reminds me of the Fibonacci sequence of numbers found in nature. It is wonderous how much the arts are connected to math. Have a happy day exploring :) - Heidi

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        1. @ Heidi thank you :-) . Yes indeed the fibonacci numbers are totally fascinating , I am trying not to go deep into what is already known but rather develop a sense of arriving there myself as it were. The whole sacred geometry of the underlying structures that make up the elments of our universe are awe-inspiring . I am looking forward to deeply exploring my creative response to it all .. thank you for taking the time to connect .. :-)
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      2. Love this work, thank you so much for sharing.

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      Feedback appreciated :-)