THE FOOL represents the beginning of a journey. With a knapsack and flower in hand, the Fool traverses the cliff-peppered, mountainous landscape guided with optimistic and carefree innocence by his heart's intuition. His Hebrew letter is Aleph and his number is 0 (zero) -- so you'll find no straight lines here, only circles, including the giant empty space in the center. This is beginner's mind, the space before creation, the Ain Soph Aur. With the blazing, circular sun lighting his path, the Fool teaches us about having the childlike courage to step away from the familiar and into the Great Wide Open.
There are seven notes in the Western musical scale, where the eighth step is the return to the ONE... only this time an octave up, one step above the natural order. Similarly, the 8th day of the week is a return to the beginning; a renewal. This sketch features the Octagon and is an exploration of “8” (and its divisors of 1, 2 and 4). 8 is a new dawn, a modulation upward. It is the completion of a former stage and a leveling up.