THE SQUARING OF THE CIRCLE

The mosaic wall piece called "The squaring of the Circle" (138cms or 55") is made from Venetian smalti glass, gold leaf, antique mirror and marble.

The Squaring of the circle is an ancient symbol* in many cultures. It can be universally understood when it refers to the marriage of spirit and matter. The square with four equal sides and angles symbolises the grounded, "four square" solidness of the earth and all matter.

The circle is the perfect symbol of the mystery of infinity due to the relationship between the circumference and it's diameter (called Pi, or 22/7). If the circumference is divided mathematically by the diameter it produces a fraction which goes on forever without resolution .This is a mystery as much as the fact that geometrically the radius will divide the circle perfectly into a six pelted flower around the center and also makes a hexagon with the six points on the circle.

"Squaring the Circle" means the circle of which the circumference is equal in length to the four sides of a square. It is achieved by celestial geometry which combines the radii of earth and moon.

* "Symbols awaken intimations, speech can only explain. The symbol plucks all the strings of the human spirit at once; speech is compelled to take up a single thought at a time….the symbol combines the most disparate elements into a unitary expression."