Seven Sisters I

Seven and nine were both considered sacred numbers by the ancient geometers. This is because there is no known method of drawing them with absolute precision using only a compass and a straight edge. They can, however, be approximated with a series of adjustments to the compass, as I have done here. The number seven is associated with several mystic properties, and recently has become a feminist symbol celebrating women's strength and wisdom. This idea can be traced to the Greek myth of the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, who were companions to Artemis and nursemaids and teachers to the infant Bacchus.

Seven Sisters I: $600.00

All of my platters are around 16" in diameter and are wired through the foot on the reverse so that they may be hung on the wall. Patterns can be commissioned in any color scheme. Shipping a piece can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months depending on where I am at in my firing schedule and whether I have one of that pattern made already. I ship anywhere in the continental US for $20, and abroad at around $60 depending on the country.

To order a piece, e-mail me at shimari@comcast.net .
© 2006 Paul Barchilon