Monday, October 16, 2006

ELUSIVE EQUATION 1

This is an extension of a series I called Hidden Arithmetic that I did in 2003. Here's what I wrote about it back then:

The “Hidden Arithmetic” series has an abstract focus on scenes in the Michigan woods. I’m reminded of how God numbers the stars and the hairs on our heads. Psalm 139:16-17 says: “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.” My father recently died at the age of 88 years, 6 months and three days. The mysteries of God’s varying plans for his children and the numbers of ways that he teaches us and blesses enter in as I ponder the ever-changing compositions and arrangements in the woods. Psalm 90:12 says: “Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are: help us to spend them as we should.” It’s arithmetic that’s hidden from us, but we can trust his calculation.

2 comments:

ANDREW TAYLOR said...

Hi Virginia, This is is a really interesting series, one feels a need to search for hidden things. Are there hidden numbers in them? I think I can see some. I used to do paintings with hidden Geometry. By the way, themnks for visiting my site and discovering the (hidden) fishes, I don't know when that was, I only discovered today you'd dropped by. Have been lazy, I should post more.

Virginia Wieringa said...

If you see hidden things, that's good. Not intentional on my part, but enjoy the search! The mystery of the woods is enough for me.