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The metaphor of the Rod,  the Ring, the Line, the Circle.

The metaphor of the Rod,
the Ring, the Line, the Circle.

The metaphor of the Rod,  the Ring, the Line, the Circle.

I think symbolically: when I try to find the answer to a problem, I draw it out.
And for me, it’s that:
“drawing it out.”

Like a string,
a line,
a movement.
A dance.

The metaphor of the Rod,  the Ring, the Line, the Circle.

The idea of a stroke having a lively presence — a line isn’t a line, but a marking that opens an electrical signal that ignites the mind, the memory, and the depth of the psyche — the psychic place.

The metaphor of the Rod,  the Ring, the Line, the Circle.

In an earlier relationship, we talked long about the idea of “the psychic place” — a mind location that seats the gatherings of memory, the state of impressions, the contemplation of experience, the sensate core. I offer that metaphorically, I’m sure that the notion of a psychic place, to the specificity of physiology and brain functioning is located in various locations throughout the cranial cortex. Scientists might deny the very presence of such an idea. I offer a conceptual positioning that relates more to our thinking as designers. Creating? What’s accomplished? Story, sensation, perspective and perception, balance, intuition and impressionability. What impresses, to mind and memory? A line starts that momentum.

Symbolic thinking — graphically — is a line drawn. I contemplate the sigil, the Aleph, the alif, the alpha and beta of a long-scratched investigations of mind and meaning to voice, to hand, to the seeing-in of insight.
By course,
for any of this to be functional,
one has to believe.

The metaphor of the Rod,  the Ring, the Line, the Circle.

The symbolism of
the X.

When you make a mark, what do you believe is happening? When you think of a drawing, one might reach into the etymology of the word. Drawn. Which comes from a 7,000 year old rendering of *dhragh — to “carry, to bear.” What’s theorized as the PIE.
So, it might be offered that in my working sessions with teams, clients and otherwise, a drawing is a way for me to carry people from one place, through
the portal of a
momentary visioning,
to another place.

The metaphor of the Rod,  the Ring, the Line, the Circle.

Designing a typeface is
about a straight line and a curved, possibly circular form;
it’s all about one line intersecting with another.
It is, like
most powerful symbology,
the rod and the ring.

The straight line and the curved line — a patterning.

The metaphor of the Rod,  the Ring, the Line, the Circle.

Drafting words of compassion | 2013 Compassion Games

When you draw,
what is your belief?

Vision?
Demarcation?
A cartography?
A story?
The graphical realization of simple ideation?
A ley-line of energy?
A talisman.
A portal.

TIM | GIRVINISLAND STUDIOS
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