Tangle Cube

I expect like most people, or at least those that are reading this (;-)) you often go for strolls around the park, woods, fields, streets and lanes around where you live. Once spring has sprung those places that you wander through change from moment to moment. Grasses grow tall, wild flowers reach for the sky, everything is in leaf and green.


A revisit to any of those places a few days, a week or a fortnight later and you'll see everything taller, seed heads developing, the undergrowth becoming more tangled and dense like a miniature jungle.


It isn't just something you see, it is something you feel, right through to your very core. Moist air full of buzzing insects and all life looking for chances to reach further, colonise, grow and develop and to bring along the next generation.


Amongst what I find so magical is the blueprints that underpin all life. Road maps and assembly instructions that say to each component part 'do this and repeat until you cannot do any more.'


Plants build spirals and circles and all manner of intricate symmetries. Cells build upon cells and those simple instructions to duplicate, replicate and grow lead to all manner of specialities and magical things. So amongst all that tangled undergrowth, whilst our own cells are a-buzz with the headiness of high summer, lies such richness, diversity and complexity. Complexity consisting of simplicity, beauty and regularity.


All life is a fusion of these two things. Complexity and simplicity, order and seemingly random chaosity. The order and the disarray, the turmoil and the calm, the tumult and the peace.


The tangle and the cube.


Apologies for the watermark, I hate them! But unfortunately it has become necessary to try and protect them a little more (not that it will stop everyone) but I still want to share regardless!

  • dwaterhouse 4y

    Nature is Wonderful, What a Shame Man's Mind has to interfere quite as much as it does. Great words and artwork.
  • Joanna Sanderson-Mann 4y

    wonderful framing with the tree roots
  • Craig Houghton 4y

    what a mysterious box!
  • fiona j. lowrie 4y

    brilliant. you've said it all so well. thank you for sharing!
  • Sabrina Raymond 4y

    Fantastic picture, love your commentary. I do love to see the changes that seem to happen so effortlessly.
  • Karen Baker 4y

  • rob herr 4y

    great job, and I dont mind the watermarks anmore especially when they dont take away from the image...
    my best work was stolen too...
    Manzanita by robherr

    Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )
  • Matt Molloy 4y

    I love this! Sheds a new light on the ball n cube with the story behind it. Interesting stuff. I think the water mark is fine. I like that it's subtle, don't like that it's necessary.
  • Kevin Griffin Moreno 3y

    How lovely.
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