Encompassing nature, science, art, architecture, and spirituality, and illustrated with over 700 photographs and line drawings, "The Hidden Geometry of Life" illuminates the secret underpinnings of existence. In her trademark easy-to-understand style, mathematician Karen French shows how sacred geometry permeates every level of being, manifesting itself in simple shapes and numbers, music and sounds, light and color, even in the mysteries of creation itself. But these geometrical archetypes are more than the building blocks of reality: they are gateways to profound new levels of awareness.
PLEASE NOTE the b&w edition of GATEWAY TO THE HEAVENS is being replaced by a COLOUR edition in MAY 2014. You can pre-order your copy.
The patterns underlying life have always fascinated me as a mathematician and artist. Why are they there? What for? What do they mean? Why and how can we use them? Essentially my passion is symbolism, but from a multifaceted perspective. I take into account the science behind numbers, shapes, light and colours, for example, and their roles and purposes in forming reality as well as their use as symbols and tools in the Arts and in spirituality. In this way I describe how you can understand science through art and symbolism, such as how the circle describes the attributes of time, and also appreciate the magic of alchemy in art. Naturally I use symbolism extensively in my art and I also thoroughly enjoy doing talks.
My books are based on extensive research into subjects covering the Sciences, Arts and beliefs. They are always highly illustrated with insightful quotes and examples across disciplines and cultures. I hope they inspire readers to look at reality with fresh eyes and to delve further for themselves.
Born in Africa, I currently live in the Britain with my Canadian husband.