SQUARING THE CIRCLE - LIMITED EDITION PRINT 30CM X 30CM
Squaring the circle has been a mathematical problem that has been discussed for thousands of years. It is a problem that has never been solved and in the 19th century, it was proven to be impossible to do.
The squared circle has been a popular theme in Alchemy for centuries and remains an important philosophical and aesthetic tool. The square represents the physical world, because it represents the four elements, the four cardinal directions, the four seasons etc. The circle represents the spirit because it is infinite and it goes out in all directions.
The impossibility of squaring the circle is a good metaphor for the relationship between the spirit and physical matter They are both there, but they can't be joined together. The Hermetica states it well in 1: "Because of this, unlike any other living thing on earth, mankind is twofold - in the body mortal but immortal in the essential man. Even though he is immortal and has authority over all things, mankind is affected by mortality because he is subject to fate; thus, although man is above the cosmic framework, he became a slave within it. He is androgyne because he comes from an androgyne father, and he never sleeps because he comes from one who is sleepless.
All prints are limited edition fine art archival pigment print on acid free paper. This means that the inks used will not change colour over time & will last 80yrs + under archival conditions. Each print is signed, emboss stamped and numbered in a limited edition of 100.
All prints are reproductions of my original works on canvas. The original piece was created using acrylic paint and metallic pens on black paper and measures 42cm x 42cm.
Each print is signed and numbered and comes emboss-stamped by The Copper House Fine Art Printing Studio and are printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper.
The print measures 30cm x 30cm (12" x 12")