About our Photographic Enlargements: Each 20 x 30 inch image is printed on glossy photographic paper and is supplied hand-rolled and posted in a strong cardboard tube to ensure safe delivery. We have chosen a selection of our favourite crop circles from the 2017 season for you to choose from.
Broad Hinton (2), Wilts, 2017: This formation was one of two to appear on the same night in adjoining barley fields (see here for information about the adjoining circle). They lie close to St Peter ad Vincula church in the village. You can read more about the 12/13th century church here.
This formation was very different in style and feel to its neighbour. This is such a pretty design, a pentagram accompanied by a confetti (if one might use this word as a noun) of tiny circles. Unlike many crop circles, here the pentagram is not drawn inside a circle, but is rather free standing – an interesting accomplishment in terms of geometry. The tiny circles are of two diameters, one slightly larger than the other. There is more than a passing resemblance to many of the fractal formations that have appeared over the years where tiny circles like this are used to indicate further interactions of the fractal pattern that are too small or intricate to be rendered equitably in the crop. These small circles echo and draw attention to the five-ness of the overall design.
Five is the number of life and the ratios of the pentagon generate the golden section proportion and the Fibonacci numbers. Five is also the number of Man as the number and the Golden ratio generate his form. Five itself is known as the number of regeneration – as the golden ratio often dictates the proportions and growth patterns of living things. The affinity we have with five and in particular five-pointed stars, can be seen reflected in the number of times it is used in logos and patterns in everyday life.
When five is seen in crop circle designs, it iterates to me the living quality of this phenomenon, something which has a life and spirit of its own, no matter how hard some might try to pin it down, or own it. While the circle (1), or seven might be numbers of the Divine or the soul, five is the number of the human spirit – perhaps the reason stars have been used as a symbol of the spirit since time immemorial.
You can read more about this formation here.