Art, Stuart France

Pieces of Eight…


The notion of a simultaneous end and beginning

is an important one in nature.

It is the principle that underlies periodicity

in the cycles of life and their renewal.

It is the primary principle of eight-ness.


Eight can be interpreted as a resonance of unitary division.

Cell mitosis, whereby one cell divides and becomes two,

is an eight stage process.


We commence with a square plot of green grass

which we designate ‘Earth’.


We desire to stretch our boundaries and expand.

This desire seems to manifest most at the pointed corners of our square plot of land.


From here we form four blue circles which take their departure from the innermost being of our ‘Earth’.

We call our circles, ‘Heavens’ and we yearn to reach them.


Naturally, our desire manifests and the ‘Green Earth’ reaches out from its four corners.

It finds that it can touch the ‘Blue Heavens’ from these points.


We link these points in red and regard the shape thus formed as ‘Angelic’ for it mediates between the ‘Heavens’ and ‘Earth’.

The shape formed has eight sides and is known as an Octagon.


6 thoughts on “Pieces of Eight…”

  1. Hmmm, Why am I not surprised that I had a dream a few days ago where you and I were walking the land in England and there was a circle inside a square. Next night, Sue was there too. You two must be working on something that somehow I’m getting little glimpses of 😉

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