What does your art mean? Why not pick a powerful symbol like the spiral. Learn its meaning and see my spiral fractal art designs.

What Does Your Art Mean?

When you pick art for your space, what does your art mean? Why do you pick it? What does it mean to you and to the space? Is it just about the colors, shapes and patterns or does it have special meaning to you such as the remembrance of a feeling, an adventure, a loved one or an event?

As an artist who creates the art for your space, the meaning behind what I create is important to me. I usually create abstract art that is not about a specific person, place or event but is more about the colors, shapes and feeling that it evokes. Some shapes are more meaningful than others and tend to draw you into creating more and more with the same shape. I find that much of my work revolves around spirals.

Spirals are prevalent in nature, in a beautiful sea shell, the unfolding of a new fern, the shape of a pine cones or the petals of a flower.

Spriral Shell Photo by Roan Lavery on Unsplash.
Spriral Shell Photo by Roan Lavery on Unsplash.
Plant photo by Thais-Ribeiro on Unsplash

Spirals are meaningful cultural and religious symbols. They often symbolize connection to God and universal energy, and can represent harmony, beginnings, focus, a journey, direction, and progress. The spiral progression is symbolic of the route to a higher level of consciousness.

In some Native American cultures, the spiral is a sacred symbol of birth, rebirth and personal power, a metaphor for personal vision and enlightenment. They honor the grouse as a symbol of the sacred spiral, because the grouse does a spiral dance.

It can represent growth and evolution, eternity and continuity and is one of the most common symbols found among petroglyphs created by ancient or primitive peoples.

The whirling dervishes of some Sufi orders are masters of the spiral dance or whirling which they use to transcend to higher states of awareness and connect to God.

Spirals are important in great design, from the Mona Lisa to the Pyramids. The spiral is an example of the Golden Ratio which is a mathematical ratio. When used in a design, it fosters organic and natural-looking compositions that are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The ratio is even used to create music masterpieces.

Fibonoci Spiral-The Golden Ratio
Spiral Staircase- Photo by Dan Freeman on Unsplash
Vatican Buildings. Photo by Christina Gottardi on Unsplash

Even the Milky Way, the galaxy that includes Earth and our solar system – is an example of a spiral galaxy. We live in one big, beautiful spiral.

That’s one powerful shape.

The Milky Way- A Spiral Galaxy
The Milky Way- A Spiral Galaxy. Photo by NASA

Art with Power

Here are some examples of some of my fractal art, that use the spiral as inspiration. To see more spiral designs or these on different products, check out my Artist Studio at Society 6

How to Make Magic Happen in Your Home with Lighting by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Deep Purple Fractal Art and Edesign by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
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Jenna 2 Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Floreo Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Floreo Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
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Flamenco Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Time to Up Your Game at your Vacation Rental. Bed and Breakfast Edesign by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design.
Bioluminescense Fractal Art and Edesign by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Chameleon Credenza. Fractal Art by NOrthern LIghts Home Staging and Design
Chameleon Credenza. Fractal Art by NOrthern LIghts Home Staging and Design

Take it Outside

Forest Floor Sling Chair by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Forest Floor Sling Chair by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Simorgh Sling Chair by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Simorgh Sling Chair by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design

Custom Spiral Designs

If you are interested in a spiral design to fit your color scheme and personal power journey, let me know and I will create something for you. They can be created on a wide variety of art and home decor products. See my Artist Studio at Society 6 to see more.

 

Pull it All Together

Try one of my Edesign consultations to create a beautiful design of your space to highlight your new art perfectly.

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What does your art mean? Why not pick a powerful symbol like the spiral. Learn its meaning and see my spiral fractal art designs.
What does your art mean? Why not pick a powerful symbol like the spiral. Learn its meaning and see my spiral fractal art designs.
What does your art mean? Why not pick a powerful symbol like the spiral. Learn its meaning and see my spiral fractal art designs.
What does your art mean? Why not pick a powerful symbol like the spiral. Learn its meaning and see my spiral fractal art designs.

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Mary Ann Benoit

President- Northern Lights Home Staging and Design Owner- Arctic Paradise Bed and Breakfast Artist- Stained Glass, Jewelry and Alcohol Ink Art Wildlife Biologist Director- Kaleido World Percussion and Dance Company Director- Tavus Dance Company of Alaska Lover of music, art, dance and animals.

10 thoughts on “What Does Your Art Mean?”

  1. Wow! Spirals are powerful stuff. Love a nautilus and the internal understanding of geometry and math that we all hold innately.

  2. What a great visual, I won’t ever look at spirals again without thinking of you! Thanks for sharing for inspiration!

  3. I love this post, Mary Ann! The prevalence of spirals in nature is so interesting – the whole mathematical sequence and order of it is fun to learn about and apply. It explains so well the intersection of science and art and the innate order of the world and why we find Fibonacci proportions and patterns so inherently pleasing.

    1. Thanks Janet! It is really interesting to see that there is an aspect of science underlying the things we find “beautiful”. Same thing happens with color. The marriage of the art and science makes the magic happen!

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