Oxleaze Copse, Stitchcombe, nr Marlborough, Wiltshire
From time to time there are circles we miss, this was one case in point. The crop circle was cut from the field by the farmer within just hours of it being discovered/reported. Unfortunately only one person was able to photograph the formation before it disappeared. You can see its location by following the Google Maps link on the right (under Visiting)
Here are a series of drawings by Karen Alexander which show the design and geometry of the crop circle before it was cut. The design was a series of three circles, two are concentric, one is aligned off-centre to create a crescent moon symbol – seen so many times in crop circles. The circle is divided into twenty-four to create the (12 standing-12 flattened) rays, from the offset centre of the crescent moon circle. After I had completed the painting of the formation I realised the pattern had a 3D quality to it, with the central circle looking like a raised conical shape and the outer ring seeming raised also. There were a series of circles that had the same effect back in 2006 – you can see then on our image archive here.
Finally two of the drawings also show the beautiful Phi proportion at work within the design.
If you’d like to learn more about crop circle geometry we are running a hands-on Crop Circle Geometry Workshopat our annual conference this summer – July 28th-31st July, Devizes, Wiltshire. You can read more about our conference and workshop here.
Visiting the Circles? If you are thinking of visiting any crop circles this summer, please read our Visiting the Crop Circles section. It’s full of useful information and etiquette for visiting the countryside and the crop circles. Please remember that you should not enter any fields without the express permission of the farmer.
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