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  • Writer's pictureKaren Wilson

Abstract Geometric 8 Pointed Star

This piece takes the eight-pointed star and sacred geometry to a new direction - a kind of Cubism meets pointillism! Cubism is a style of visual art that appeared in France around 1906, pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, with the simplification of form and deconstruction of perspective.

This abstract and metaphorical representation of the eight-pointed star breaks it into multiple triangles and squares, with the eight points repeating inside the squares. Diamond and quadrilaterals shapes, large overlapping geometric planes, the repetition and building blocks showing the interconnection of life and its constant change.

The use of murrini recalls the pointillist style, using dots of color applied in patterns to create images, a technique developed by George Seurat and Paul Signac in 1886. Rather than a nihilistic approach, however, the use of the eight-pointed star and sacred geometry reconnects us with the symbolism of hope, balance and new beginnings, redemption and regeneration.


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