Monday, October 16, 2006


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.



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.

Veedubya 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.