Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More Spirals

spiral found on a door of a city building in Pittsburgh, PA
  If you have followed my blog at all, you will remember that there are symbols that show up in my work repeatedly. I talked about the Ginkgo leaf in my last post. Competing for the number one spot in my personal symbology is the spiral. I literally "collect" them both in nature and man made. They are something that I truly enjoy looking for where ever I go.
  So, I will share the latest in my collection of spirals, all found in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

There is a lot of  inspiration to be found here for me. The thing is, that, I don't really know why the spiral speaks to me. I know that it represents growth and continual change. Perhaps it is the fact that I am in the process of growth myself,( growth in my art work and in my career), that I am attracted to them. Just as with the ginkgo leaf, I will continue to dig deeper to uncover the roots of what the attraction is all about.

Do you have a personal list of favorite symbols? Do you know other meanings for what a spiral represents?   I'd love to hear what they are.

PS: below is my reward for a "hard" day walking and biking around Pittsburgh. We were lucky enough to find an Oktoberfest!


  1. I often use spirals. I don't know that they are magical but they are easy to draw and to quilt. I don't know that there is a particular symbol or shape that I look for. Hmmm....I will have to pay attention more. LOL

  2. Mmmm, a spiral is like a circle, only better.

  3. Hi!
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! I, too, love spirals and find them everywhere! Congratulations on your inclusion in the new book.
    PS GO BUCKS! I'm an Ohio State grad, born in Columbus, and met my husband at a football game! I love this time of year though I often miss the Midwest more during autumn than any other time.