“The Sacred Cycle of Mars”
Acrylic and cut paper (Mixed Media)
12” x 12”
This painting of the plant Mars features a paper die-cut that represents the planets orbital patterns when seen from Earth. Mars goes into a retrograde once every two years, during this period the planet appears to be moving backwards. The orbital movements of the Earth, in relation to Mars, create an illusionary pattern of a seven-pointed star or flower. In scared geometry seven interlocking circles create the flower of life symbol that represents the organic pattern said to contain the fundamental forms of space and time.