Circles in Time V

Part of Circles in Time (V-VIII) Series – 4 prints

Woodblock – Linocut 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. In this second set of four prints (Circles in Time V-VIII), one including wood from the 2006 storm that felled 10,000 trees in Stanley Park, I have gone from old to new, breaking it open… into the light.

Susan Point

Exhibition(s): Susan Point: Spindle Whorl

Legacy: Legacy Art Galleries at the University of Victoria