The Seed of Life Mandala – My first Pointillism art piece of Sacred Geometry:
The Seed of Life. What is the Seed of Life you might ask? If you’re not already aware of esoteric knowledge or even know what that is then you might not know what the Seed of Life is either and that’s completely understandable. Most people are unaware of such thing and I didn’t know at one point in time also.
The “Seed of Life” as it’s called is an ancient geometric symbol. This symbol consists of seven overlaying circles consisting the same diameter. Six of those circles are equally spaced within the seventh, producing what appears like a rosette with eighteen lens shaped petals like that of a flower: six smaller ones on the inside and twelve larger ones on the outside.
This figure can be easily created with a compass tool. Starting with one base circle and then measuring the circle with the compass to keep the same diameter then adding a second circle by placing its outer edge at the center of the first one. After those two are placed a third circle would be added, aligning to both circles centers. This continues a cyclical pattern seven times until you return to the original circle thus creating The Seed of Life.
This symbol can be replicated in six different directions, which will create an interlocking web of circles and rosettes. This version constructed from nineteen circles you see below is known as the “Flower of Life”.
The flower of life is another sacred geometrical shape composed of multiple evenly-spaced, overlaying circles arranged in a flower like pattern with six fold symmetry like that of a hexagon. Another name for this symbol is called the “Fruit of Life”.
The Flower of life is said to contain ancient, religious value depicting the fundamental forms of space and time. It is a visual symbol expressing the connections life weaves through all conscious beings and is the base figure of sacred geometry.
By now in mind you should be able to understand how the Seed of Life is constructed as well turning into it’s ultimate form the Flower of Life. They’re both truly beautiful symbols, fun and easy to make! They’ve defiantly gained a lot of popularity over the years, while the information might still be underground these symbols are easy to find almost anywhere!
So why did I make my first pointillism art piece about the Seed of Life? Well for starters about four years ago, back in 2014 I stumbled upon an artist on Facebook who was using pointillism with Sakura Micron pens. I hadn’t seen them before and pointillism was also new to me. Immediately I was magnetized to this form of artwork. I just had to get my hands on a set of these pens and try it out for myself!
The image seen above was my first pointillism piece of the Seed of Life in a Sri Yantra style type mandala box. As I’ve said before this symbol was easy to create and that was the first reason why I started out with it. The second reason was my enjoyment and passion for sacred geometry, after studying this ancient knowledge over the years I wanted to create something I loved.
It only took me one attempt at making this. With a new set of Sakura Micron pens, a compass tool and a ruler at hand I began crafting this amazing creation.
Artistically and spiritually combined when I look at this piece with my own perspective, I’ve realized this creation was more than just a symbol in itself but also a symbol within it’s name that was the seed of my artistic life. It was the stepping stone leading me to where I am now as a person and an artist. I’ve evolved from here starting out as a little seedling to the next stages of flowering and even then I’m still ever expanding in the multi-directional space artistically.
I hope you enjoyed this article as well my Seed of Life Mandala. If this at all has sparked your interest in learning more about sacred geometry and or even wanting to try out pointillism I highly encourage you to start creating!
– Kyle Redding
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