Category: Seeds

01 Oct

Poppy Pods Eleven Painting

Experimental painting on wood.  The colours explore the effects seen in the dried seed pods.  Lilac and aubergine were emphasised in the final version.  Central background shape is a birds eye view over a poppy pod; seen as cream tops in the painting. Deep blue-green multi fused background application acts as contrast with deep space connotations.

25 Jul

Star Forms

Amelia Hoskins / Seeds / / 0 Comments

Flowers - Seeds - Cosmos

Star shapes are one of the most common forms in nature; flowers and seeds.   A developing seed pod stores light energy as a cosmic star does. 'As above so below'.  Daisy type flowers under Aster = Greek 'star'.

Glorious purple-magenta Salsify flower, also in yellow.  Genus: Tragopogon porrifolius, Sunflower family, asteraceae evolved 85m yrs ago.  This is wonderful evolution and we can assume the plant is very 'wise'.  Salsify flowers are time machines which close at 12:00 mid day, as they know exactly when the sun is past its zenith; hence the folk name 'John-go-to-bed-at-noon' .  Bees love it.  The triple rows of daisy type petals are perfectly formed. Each Salsify seed ( achene ) has a 'parachute' to ensure spread far and wide on the wind. Each a 'star form' within a globe of 'stars' creating one spherical star form.  Parachutes touch each other which enables them to hold together, while the seed base is loosening from the hub.  Once some go, then they all must follow.

[Author Note:   To be linked to Salsify new reconstructed gallery]

Leek flowers - Allium flower forms in a tight pod, or spathe, which then bursts out as a star cluster with many more points than the ancient Salsify. Each tiny bud opens as a tiny star flower.  White is common: this pink one with magenta stalks maybe ampeloprasum

Tulip Star Forms - Pointed 'Persian' varieties seen on persian carpet designs.  This type of star comprises two rows of 3 petal sets which form triangles, like two triangles one inverted upside down over the other.


This video animation explores the cosmos stars, from our SUN up to Sirius, B-Centauri, Gacrux, blue hyper giant Pistol Star, yellow hyper giant RHO Cassiopeiae and unbelievable power of  super-mega-gigantic red hyper giant Stephenson 2-18 (two thousands times bigger than the Sun).

05 Jul

Resonant Fractals

Amelia Hoskins / Resonance, Seeds / / 0 Comments

Geometry is the Language of the Universe

Physics and ancient medicine point to the same fractal patterns in the universe. Resonance Talks video explains this in relation to the bioelectrical map, the nervous system; not only within the body but relating outwardly.  Speaker talks about tetrahedron formations.

Resonance Talks: Fractal Anatomy & a World of Health with Meredith Sands Keator.

Spiral Compression in Mathematics and Nature

Image credit: (see related sphere)

Physics mathematics shows a sphere can be compressed to a point through spiralling.  Above image shows enlarged surface area of a sphere in twisting corrugation.

The Connected Universe, Official Trailer 2016

Orbital  Planetary  Spirals

Spiral Suspension

A tight spiral, by virtue of its extension potential, carries good strength in the case of this cucumber tendril support.  Its very strong, when pulled, as a metal spring would be, to hold the heavy cucumbers along the stalk.  I originally gave the shorter stalk some string support, hoping it would trail along the washing line, but it actually found very firm supports, as it might do in undergrowth.  Does it 'calculate' the strength needed in tendrils (spiral compression-elasticity) from the total area of light mass received in the leaf sizes?

Cucumber Intelligence - knows to increase the spiral strength, and therefore elasticity, to support the weight of 12 setting cucumbers - Nature's intelligence beyond 'Artificial Intelligence'

Fern Spirals

Nature proves the above mathematical spiral compression theory in reverse!  Ferns unfold from embedded spirals.  How do all those leaf parts get into such a small space? As the plant received the energy, or light, this ancient plant responds by unfolding, becoming a solar panel.

Seed Hubs in Spiral Form

Salsify flowers:  Even in the seed formation phase, spiralling can be seen on the remaining seed hub from where the seeds parachute from.  The indentations from where the parachute seeds develop shows clearly the spiral format.  (better in real life)  First the flower attracts lots of light to its stamen centre, then this is converted into seed formation.  Interestingly the Salsify flower closes every day at mid-day, with green sepals covering over closed.  Could it be it needs the remainder of the day to 'process' the light stored and convert to seed energy for the hub?

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