|Plaster Ceiling Ornament, The Bowman Building, 1992|
Another one of these old drawings, it has been kicking around for years in my stacks of stuff. Originating as part of a group of architectural decorations for a brochure, it seems straightforward enough as quick pen and ink sketch of an object. The actual object is a ceiling medallion used to catch chandelier soot, thereby keeping it from fouling up the entire ceiling. While the hole in the center always bothered me, my recent investigations into sacred geometry have peaked my interest in looking at this piece differently. It always had a sort of power for me as a graphic (even used it as a logo for a while) and I never knew why. Sure enough there are the six interlocking rings suggestive of the geometric pattern known as the seed/flower of life. This six pattern appears just everywhere in nature and has been emulated in art and architecture for thousands of years.
Just looking for something new to latch onto artistically, maybe this kind of thinking, maybe not.
Check out this guy.