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.
Muncombe Hill, Near Kingweston 2018:
Location: This circle was located at Muncombe Hill, near Kingweston in Somerset. As we flew over the formation, Glastonbury Tor could clearly be seen towering above the Somerset Levels floodplain. While the circle is not located at Glastonbury itself, this area of the UK has long been seen as sacred ground, the first Christian Church was reputedly built here and the Arthurian Legends have flourished here for hundreds of years.
Design & Symbolism: As this circle is clearly 12-fold in nature (the central circle is split into 12, and then has 12 emanating arms), it has drawn the obvious interpretation of being some kind of clock. However, if it is a clock, it seems there is no real way to tell the time as each of the 12 arms are the same. So what is the function/purpose/meaning of a clock that doesn’t tell the time?
On a broader level 12 is a number that is intimately woven into our culture in all kinds of ways. It symbolises totality and (like the number 1) a sense of wholeness. Its relationship with time is obvious; our days and nights are divided into 12 hours each, our year has twelve months, the heavens are divided into twelve constellations (Zodiac), but then we also have groupings of 12 – the 12 disciples, the 12 tribes of Israel, and then there are 12 labours of Hercules and the 12 major and minor notes that make up the ‘whole’ musical scale. There is a sense of wholeness and competition to all of these expressions of 12 and perhaps this is why 12-fold patterns are so satisfying to look at.