About our Photographic Enlargements: Each 10 x 15 inch image is printed on glossy photographic paper and is supplied hand-rolled and posted in a strong cardboard tube or is flat-packed to ensure safe delivery. We have chosen a selection of our favourite crop circles from the 2018 season for you to choose from.
Chesterton Windmill 2018:
Location: Chesterton Windmill had a unique and very attractive design. Built in 1632-33, the windmill itself sits on top of a circular building with six arches. Some have speculated that it may have originally been designed as an observatory, as its designer Sir Edward Peyto was acquainted with several notable architects of the day. The mill was operation until 1910 when its machinery ceased to function. You can read more about this fascinating building here.
Design & Symbolism: This is a six-armed stylised star. Each arm is like an old-fashioned dumbbell crop circle design – seen in the early 1990s – one arm even has a ‘key’ another classical design feature. They also each have a series of 4 boxes, two each side of each arm – yet another feature from the classic crop circle design canon. However, it is also mixed with more modern design features such as multi-directional lays and weaving of the crop; the centre circle of the formation contains a beautiful six-armed star (or flower) woven into the laid crop. The design of the arms also has thin, standing pathways within them, something we saw in several formations last year (2017) at; Cherhill, Stanton St Bernard and Langdean Bottom. While the Chesterton Windmill has only 4 blades (or sails) and the crop circle has six arms, one is not a perfect reflection of the other, but the fact that the circle does have arms around a central circle does seem to echo the windmill in a strange way. Th fact that we have a modern-day crop circle next to an historical site – and that the formation itself is a mixture of classic, traditional design and modern, complex features – does give this formation a sense of being something that bridges time and place; history with present-day. It’s a also a very timely reminder of what a rich and fascinating history the crop circle phenomenon has and how many, only just coming to this subject, will know very little of the early days of the circles and their rich history and culture.
Six is known as the number of ‘Structure, Function and Order’, also Economy and Perfection. It is one of the most common numbers found in crop circle design. Pythagoras considered it the perfect number, and the intimate way in which it is connected with circular geometry, made it of a perfected order. Anyone who had played with a compass on paper will quickly learn that division of a circle by six, then 12 and 24… is effortless because of the way this can become without changing the diameter of the compass, and not only that, simple repetitive protocols make ever expanding, and ever more complex patterns simply child’s play.