Circles in Time II


Part of Circles in Time (I-IV) Series – 4 prints

Reduction woodblock. Ink on paper

8.5” X 8.5”

Artist/Curatorial Statement

Although I initially started studying and drawing old whorls with bird, human and animal forms, I have always admired the old whorls with simple geometric and floral imagery.

With no end and no beginning, these spindle whorl designs illustrate the unwavering passing of time. Each geometric moment on the whorl is identical to the one before it and the one that follows. Whether the marks indicate seconds, days, years or millennia the pace never changes.

Time also knows no language, race or religion. It amazes me how many of these motifs and symbols decorate early ornaments and objects globally.

This first set of four prints (Circles in Time I-IV) is my own adaptation of some of these early pieces made by my ancestors.

Susan Point

Legacy: Legacy Art Galleries at the University of Victoria