Tintagel Head is in a well protected prominent position, to view all ships approaching. There is an old mooring on the north side deep harbour, used by ancient traders. Originally there was a land bridge from mainland to castle island before the rock caved into a ravine. The many steep steps are seen in my photos, up both sides, mainland and the Head. Climbing up the many steep steps carved out of the rock face gives a good idea of how difficult it would have been to breach the castle fortress. The cave is reputed to be Merlin's cave; it tunnels right through the island from the beach at low tide, out to an ocean opening on the south side. Part of the castle ramparts still exists on the mainland. (Since my visit, a modern bridge has been built joining the two sides).
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King Arthur sculpture is so designed that the winds play in the hollow spiral form inside the bronze ‘body’ sounding like a low voice. Visiting on a very windy day enabled me to discover this. Arthur died 537 A.D.
Many legends associate King Arthur with Cornwall. He was said to have been born in Tintagel, at the home of Gorlais, Earl of Cornwall. It was here that Uther Pendragon seduced Igerna, Arthur’s mother. The castle ruins at Tintagel are 11th century, but there are signs of a much earlier settlement. Merlin’s Cave is below the castle is known as and the magician is said to haunt it. Arthur is said to be reincarnated as a Cornish chough. https://www.cornwalls.co.uk/history/ancient
The Celts who arrived in Cornwall between the 6th and 4th centuries BC, constructed hill forts and some 40 cliff castles throughout the country. This remaining castle they think was built by Kings in 1100-1200s but built on top of a pre-existing Celtic site.
Many archaeological finds of luxury pottery from the Mediterranean, Aegean and Africa and glass from Spain have been found, showing the long history of trading in the area. Some historians believed it to have been a Celtic monastery.
Common names: American coneflower, Black Sampson, Black Susan, Comb flower, Echinacea, Echinaceawurzel, Hedgehog, Igelkopfwurzel, Indian head, Kansas snakeroot, Narrow-leaved purple coneflower, Purple coneflower, Purpursonnenhutkraut, Racine d'echininacea, Radix Echinaceae, Rock-up-hat, Roter sonnenhut, Scurvy root, Snakeroot, Sonnenhutwurzel
All energy is light. All light is energy. A brilliant physicist who wrote about this was Walter Russell who clearly determined all life and our existence is the energy of light waves. He was interesting because of his skills in painting graphics to augment his understandings.
Dan Winters - visionary of the new physics - connecting human life force with the electric universe seen and unseen.
Our own electric field from heart generation, corresponds to that of the formation of natural forms, like pinecones in spiral formation. Winter's past work has explained how the DNA is the shape it is, the energy-shape of life, as in the medical symbol of twin spiral caduceus, and how life forms from a vortex (bliss/conception). See phase conjugation, collapse/implosion and fractal charge page with beautiful graphics video of DNA as perfect receiver. The new physics includes zero point energy 'energy from the vacuum'. Gravity (by itself) does not exist, only by the balance of the unseen force with the matter of Earth which creates the Shumann Resonance.
Diagrams in video show the resonant field array of Earth. Winter's forthcoming film will show the resonant energies of Earth in relation to consciousness of beings.
Beach and waters edge is a favourte subject
Trees and forests always provide surprise views
Flowers are my own grown if cultivated, or wild flowers from trips.
Designs with Seeds and Pods
COSMIC DESIGN - Harmonies and patterns between the minuscule and the magnificent are embedded in the wonderful energy field patterns of nature seen in flowers, seeds, shells, pinecones and more. If we time lapse a plant growing, it does so in spiral form, just as the solar system is travelling through the galaxy; the planets spiralling around with the sun. [link]
The energy hub from centre of flower to bulbous creation of seeds at the centre, is the power of the torus energy from the vortex.
My current design theme is exploring layered possibilities with natural forms and patterns over landscapes and seascapes to create new patterned ambient environments; on silk and wood.
TEXTILE DESIGN has traditionally used pattern forms of plants and flowers, lending themselves to stylisation for repeatable pattern making. Those forms are connected with the electric universe, as amazing reflections of life. Textiles themselves often mimic the cosmos with their distributed images and patterns over a field.
DESIGN PROJECTS aim to show something unique and charming from each fresh photo or drawing study. Aspects from photographs on this site may be used in designs: the flowers specifically for silk painting. My brief is to combine images of forest and sea ambient environments with an overlay of geometrical forms taken from natural forms.
These will be digital artworks, offered as prints, to be printed on sustainable fabric such as hemp to embellish as pictures, or hangings. Some of my photographs give 50" actual size images, suitable for murals or smaller print-outs to boards or trays with incapsulated with varnish.
FOREST AND COAST trips provide photography inspiration. Early drawing gave me an insight into the fascinating structure of plants perfected by nature's evolution, which cannot be improved upon. Harmonies are always within each plant as it resonates in spiral growth within the energies of the cosmos - 'as above so below'. I'm inspired to see connections between natural forms and the cosmos electric universe- even those we cannot see.
With popular art, commercially viable art has to be valued by the majority of people. Most people want to see 'pleasant' 'nice', 'pretty' representations of the world, which is why nature photography and floral textiles are perennially popular; because nature always shows balance of design and textiles tend to use balanced designs.
We can consider what is good resonance for public consumption; be it something natural which pleases us by its reminder of the natural world or of abstract ideas which portray a vision: then we might say by comparison that art which does not have an inspiration from 'beautiful vision' lacks a philosophy which might be important to communicate - and ultimately to enhance society in any era.
Art is made when the artist resonates with a perception and wishes to express it. We can ask if there can be a point at which such expression has little or no quality to resonate with viewers: whether it is a 'good' or 'uplifting' visual experience, (usually the case for decorative art) or whether it represents the human condition, often expressed as 'angst', as in poetry and theatre.
Postmodernism has had a strange influence on art which has come to light in exhibitions and public sculpture. Philosophy and war times have influenced art which will be discussed in separate post.
[Note: Which symbols of civilisation and knowledge will survive as great art? Video music art is currently working in the Symbolist tradition with fantasy landscapes and symbols from a mythological past, looking to a fantastic future journey in the cosmos.]