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SACRED GEOMETRY | PATTERNS IN ARCHITECTURE (EAST) | LOTFULLAH DOME | DRAWING RITUALS WITH ADAM WILLIAMSON

Join renowned Sacred Geometry expert + artist, Adam Williamson, in a new series: "Drawing rituals with Adam Williamson ~ Profound Patterns". Understand the spiritual significance of the sacred geometry all around us + create your own art to fully engage with the beauty of sacred geometry.

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SACRED GEOMETRY | PATTERNS IN ARCHITECTURE (EAST) | LOTFULLAH DOME | DRAWING RITUALS WITH  ADAM WILLIAMSON
SACRED GEOMETRY | PATTERNS IN ARCHITECTURE (EAST) | LOTFULLAH DOME | DRAWING RITUALS WITH  ADAM WILLIAMSON

Time & Location

15 Aug 2023, 19:00 – 21:00 BST

Fire+Alchemy, 52 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3EP

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About the event

"Drawing rituals with Adam Williamson ~ Profound Patterns" Art Meditation Series 

Sacred Geometry of the East + West

Plants grow in perfect order, the planets circle above us in harmony, sound waves oscillate sequentially, and the rhythms and cycles of the atmosphere swirl around us. These patterns are all interconnected and manifest everywhere in seen and unseen realms. What is this formula? Find out a in series of drawing meditations this August.

Working with traditional tools of compass and straightedge we will draw profound patterns that have been central to traditions across the world. These forms offers us a tangible connection with nature and a Divine source, and the gradual process of building/drawing them is an elevating and transformative experience.

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Patterns in Architecture ~ East ~ Lotfullah Dome

Tuesday ~ 7-9pm 15th August

Patterns are central in venerated decorative arts from temples and sacred site from India and Persia and beyond. We will draw the sublime pattern adorns the dome of the 17th century CE during the Safavid Lotfallah.

It was designed using diminishing squares to create concentric circles radiating from the centre. These are perfectly distanced to allow rings of diminishing circles to tangent. These are adapted to form its signature vesica shape, called shamsah (or ‘little sun’) in Persian. 

The belly-shaped cupola has 289 shamsahs, in the Abjad alphanumeric code, which assigns numerical values, this number is a divine attribute meaning Merciful, connected to the word for ‘womb’. The domed sanctuary was used exclusively by women.  ‘Lotf’ also relates to ‘gentleness’.

About Adam:

Adam has a passion to share the remarkable world of Sacred geometry. He has spent a lifetime training in pattern making and ornamental decoration from masters around the world from Malaysia to Morocco.

Adam has written multiple books on the subject of sacred geometry and runs international study trips taking people all over the world to research sites with sacred geometric significance.

The patterns presented within his work have been gleaned from his travels, studies of ancient monuments, and research with world masters.

Adam has been a sessional lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London and given workshops and public lectures at many leading cultural institutions in the UK and beyond, including the The British Museum, Cambridge University, The British Library, The V&A Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, New York University, Spotify (NY), and MIA (Doha, Qatar).

He has been commissioned by clients including HRH the Prince of Wales, NYU, Spotify USA, Oxford University, Shakespeare’s Globe London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, the British Council, the Foreign Office in Vienna.

Adam has carried out a series of permanent public art works around the UK; you can view a project for Sustrans in Wales, here.

Click here to see Adam's full biography.  

Important:

  • Please note that our classes take place in our Alchemy studio downstairs. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer wheelchair access at this time.

Tickets

  • Ticket

    £45.00
  • Ticket to all 4 sessions

    £140.00
    +£3.50 service fee

Total

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