Minister’s Blog

3 February 2019

Having written the blog and transformed the words onto these irregular polygons, I had to decide how to present this visually in a single piece. A box with thirty-one polygons inside circles would be a bit boring. A straight line would be worse. What about a spiral?

Spirals appear naturally in the world and can be seen in spiral galaxies, weather patterns, shells and staircases. The movement of a snail creates a spiral pattern and the tendrils of plants form spirals too. It is to be found in mathematics and it is always beautiful to look at.

I decided to create my spiral using coloured card stuck onto a black background. The photograph, which is still a work in progress, shows God in the centre of the spiral and the irregular polygons spiralling outwards ever approximating but never reaching the eternal.