Week 2 - 1.8.12 -1.14.12 – Critias
Materials: Copper, Convex Glass Lens
Pendant Dimensions: 2.30” H x 1.75” W x .200” D
The horizon line lies above the waves of the ocean, surrounded by the eight directional points of a compass. ‘Take a sight’ through the center of the rising or setting sun and be directed to far off destinations.
‘I have before remarked in speaking of the allotments of the gods, that they distributed the whole earth into portions differing in extent, and made for themselves temples and instituted sacrifices. And Poseidon, receiving for his lot the island of Atlantis, begat children by a mortal woman, and settled them in a part of the island, which I will describe. Looking towards the sea, but in the centre of the whole island, there was a plain which is said to have been the fairest of all plains and very fertile.’
Plato ~ Critias