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 2015 season for you to choose from.
Etchilhampton 2, Wiltshire:
This fantastic formation appeared in the same field as the formation of the 4th of the August. This circle measure approximately 220ft in diameter and is in a field of fully mature wheat. Etchilhampton Hill has hosted many crop circles over the years and the views from the top of monument hill are outstanding and highly recommended.
It might be tempting to identify this formation as illustrating nine-fold geometry, but this would be premature. The 360 degrees of the circle is divided by eighteen and the six pointed stars with a hexagon at their centre are given a kind of perspective by the fact that they are positioned in each of the eighteen slices of the circle – in which each slice gets wider the nearer it gets to the perimeter of the circle. This is a fascinating and highly original use of shape. The number nine is of course at work, as the formation is made from a standing and flattened duality – ergo nine standing, nine flattened. Eighteen is of course also three times six. So six, nine and eighteen are the key numbers – is being the primary of them.
Six is the number of best economy (as discussed elsewhere on this website) nine is the number of threshold, or liminality, eighteen might be rounded down to nine, or seen as a multiple of six.
There are two curious standing elements in this design, that look as though they should have been flattened to compete the design, might this also been seen as symbolic of the idea of threshold, rather than completion, or might there be some numerical symbolism? That will be be part of ongoing investigation.
You can read more about this formation here.