- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
here a closeup excerpt
- " ... 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.
- Eventually, a spark of life burst forth within the core of the Goddess, represented by a dot at the center of the triangle.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Next, the triangles slightly penetrate one another, representing a sense of intermingling, “like the pouring of water into water.”
- 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.
- 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
- 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 :-)