My fascination with hexagons started about four years ago while on a vision quest. I had set the intention to find my life's purpose. That particular quest revealed many things to me, but one vision in particular brought to me the image of the bee, and the hexagon, as a representation of the ideal functioning of a community- whether in regards to a small group of people or a large one.
Recently I had the undeniable urge to revisit the hexagon. I have years and years of unresolved watercolor/ink paintings, that were ultimately play with manipulation of the medium. I had at one time had the idea to isolate and magnify the mini compositions that organically formed, as the larger pieces would tend to lack any focus or clear movement. I remember walking into a gallery to see that very idea come to fruition, leaving me both enthralled at the validity of the concept, and somewhat frustrated that I had not had the opportunity to see it through. Patience is a virtue, and I am tickled by the fact that all these years of collecting materials, experiences, knowledge, and wisdom have culminated into this series of works that are very near and dear to my heart.
Within this entire body of work, the individual hexagon represents the individual person or entity. Each sheet of painted paper from which I extracted the hexagons encapsulates a period of time that I was working on the piece and whatever energy I infused into those moments, thus groups of the hexagons are "cut from the same cloth", much like a group of people being born in a particular place or time. However, each individual, while similar in ways to the other hexagons, bare a unique stamp of it's particular composition within the greater whole. The six faces of the hexagon represent the many facets of an individual personality that are revealed under varying circumstances. Each piece then goes on to represent the particular energy of each individual(hexagon) in a given moment. Furthermore, some of the pieces go on to explore pairings and groupings of the individuals and the subsequent energy they create as a pair, group, or collective.
With further research, I found it truly uncanny how relevant the hexagon was in my own experience. To begin with numerology and the number 6 representing each face and corner of the hexagon, a google search would reveal that: "Numerology #6 is connected with balance, responsibility and love."(1). During this moment of my life, balance, responsibility, and love are essentially my three largest priorities as I navigate motherhood and my desire to support my family while living out my life's purpose. "Life Path Number 6 has a lot of energy of service in it. It holds the harmony between the macrocosms and microcosms."(1). For as long as I can remember I have had a fascination nearing on obsession with the macrocosm/microcosm dynamic, perhaps an obsession only because I struggled to articulate what I saw of this relationship in my immediate environment, globally, and universally. I still struggle to articulate my own interpretation of these concepts, likely because it takes the language of physics to truly communicate it, however, I seem to be working on finding my own way to express these concepts visually in my own work. If you are interested, research "Holographic Universe Theory" and the Holographic Principle. "The key to the numerology 6 life path number is love toward others in order to exist for others."(1). Ahh, yes. My whole life as a Leo, characterized by some astrology books as unusually humble when the specific times and conditions of my birth are considered, I have struggled to accept that I have egocentric tendencies. I have learned to accept and love all parts of myself, even those that at one time or another by one entity or another are deemed undesirable. This is just a warm and welcome reminder, an affirmation if you will, that bliss resides in the service of others.
To better understand the hexagon, I researched how it related to and was used in sacred geometry, architecture, and engineering. Ultimately, the best way to explain my findings is to relate them to the Honey Bee.
Thank you for sharing this experience with me. My hope is that this story and/or the work itself is of service to you somehow, whether as a reassurance in the light of relation, inspiration in whatever form it may take, or some other form that I could not forsee. Namaste.
Why do we even talk about Architecture?
We talk about architecture because we want our applications to contain two attributes:
- High Maintainability
- Low Technical Debt
These are, in fact, the same thing. To word this succinctly: We want our applications to be easy to work with. We want to make future changes easy.
Numerology #6 is connected with balance, responsibility and love. Life Path Number 6 has a lot of energy of service in it. It holds the harmony between the macrocosms and microcosms. ... The key to thenumerology 6 life path number is love toward others in order to exist for others.