Week 1 - 1.1.12 - 1.7.12 - Timaeus
Materials: Beach Glass, Sterling Silver, Rhodolite Garnet
Pendant Dimensions: 1.51” H x 1.00” W x .035” D
Despite weathering from the relentless movement of the ocean, the etched concentric circles are still visible. A garnet set arrow points towards center and displays the eight directional markers of a compass. This is only one quarter of the artifact. What could be discovered if it was complete?
‘The creator decided also to make the perceptible body of the universe by four elements, in order to render it proportioned. Indeed, in addition to fire and earth, which make bodies visible and solid, a third element was required as a mean: ”Two things cannot be rightly put together without a third; there must be some bond of union between them”. Moreover, since the world is not a surface but a solid, a fourth mean was needed to reach harmony, therefore, the creator placed water and air between fire and earth. And for these reasons, and out of such elements which are in number four, the body of the world was created, and it was harmonized by proportion.’
Plato ~ Timaeus