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The Living Star of Collage

The patterns of the regular five-pointed and pentagon have inspired and energized civilization for millennia.

Razzle-Dazzle Star Dance (2012). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

Razzle-Dazzle Star Dance (2012). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

In nature, the orbits of planets and planetoids frequently trace stars and pentagons; five-fold symmetry also appears in plants, and in sea life. In mathematics, the parts of stars and pentagons contain ratios equal to the semi-mystical  Golden Mean, or  , a number with extraordinary algebraic and geometric properties. In history, as graphic symbols, stars and pentagons have represented—and continue to represent—the extremes of good and evil, and many things in between.

There is a certain dynamic and mysterious potential about five-fold radial symmetry, a sense of movement and life that fascinates us. Our eyes dance back and forth across the star, moving from point to point, comparing distances,  running from the hollows to the points opposite them and back again, and then to their neighbors. In our gaze, the star itself seems to dance, and almost to laugh.

(All artwork, descriptions, & other text created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.)

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  • Dominique Goh March 12, 2013, 7:34 am

    That’s a cool collage patterned star. Happy WW

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    • Eric Edelman March 12, 2013, 7:57 am

      Thanks very much for your visit and your kind comment, Dominique! Happy WW to you also.

      Reply
  • stevebethere March 12, 2013, 8:07 am

    Brilliant as usual Eric I like the colours too

    Have a fantabulosa week :-)

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    • Eric Edelman March 12, 2013, 1:08 pm

      Thanks very much, Steve–glad you like it! Have a splendid week.

      Reply
  • Joyce March 12, 2013, 9:42 am Reply
    • Eric Edelman March 12, 2013, 1:09 pm

      Thanks so much, Joyce. Happy Tuesday [almost] evening!

      Reply
  • Gattina March 12, 2013, 11:02 am

    Beautiful collage, so full of colors !

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  • Theresa March 12, 2013, 11:37 am

    Very trippy!

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  • Leovi March 12, 2013, 5:11 pm

    Wonderful mosaic of stars, beautiful and colorful compositions.

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  • Lily @Militaryfamof8 March 12, 2013, 5:37 pm

    that looks amazing!

    Thank you for hosting WW with a linky, I have a linky on mine as well
    if you’d like to visit ;) http://www.adventuresofamilitaryfamilyof8.com/2013/03/ww-police-not-following-rules-wlinky.html

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    • Eric Edelman March 12, 2013, 7:01 pm

      Thanks very much, Lily! Going to your page now…

      Reply
  • OneDay/LJCM March 12, 2013, 6:13 pm

    Psychedelic, very cool! Love the colors. Happy WW! Will you be offering this one as a print in the future?

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    • Eric Edelman March 12, 2013, 7:42 pm

      Thanks very much for your kind words.

      Actually, I’m offering it as a print right now! Just click on the picture itself to be redirected to a site where you can buy prints of the collage, in sizes ranging from 8″ x 8″ to 48″ x 48″–and printed on your choice of paper, canvas, metal, or acrylic.

      Thanks again for your visit and your comment!

      Reply
  • Rhonda March 12, 2013, 7:50 pm

    Wow, I love the effect here.

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  • aquariann March 12, 2013, 9:17 pm

    Trippy cool collage!

    ♥ aquariann
    Featured Photo: Mosaic Skull Mirror

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  • Alissa Apel March 12, 2013, 9:22 pm

    It certainly makes my eyes move.

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    • Eric Edelman March 12, 2013, 9:55 pm

      Without making you dizzy, I hope…Thanks for your visit and your comment, Alissa!

      Reply
  • veronica lee March 12, 2013, 9:26 pm

    Fantastic art work! Love the vibrant colours.

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    • Eric Edelman March 12, 2013, 9:56 pm

      Thanks very much, Veronica Lee–I appreciate your kind words!

      Reply
  • Sofia March 12, 2013, 9:32 pm

    Those made me dizzy….that and the mike’s I am drinking :D

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    • Eric Edelman March 12, 2013, 9:59 pm

      Haha! That reminds me of a T-shirt I once saw: black with bright-colored lines in a big scribbled cloud on the front of it. Below the multi-colored scribble was written: “Don’t Drink & Draw.” Thanks for your comment, Sofia!

      Reply
  • Sukhmandir Kaur March 12, 2013, 10:29 pm

    So cool is it my eyes or are those moving like crazy pinwheels!

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    • Eric Edelman March 12, 2013, 11:42 pm

      It’s definitely our eyes that are moving (but you knew that, of course ;-) ). Thanks very much for your visit and your comment!

      Reply
  • Scudds March 12, 2013, 11:06 pm

    Beautiful colours and I love the sense of movement of the graphics x

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    • Eric Edelman March 12, 2013, 11:43 pm

      Thanks very much–I’m happy that you like it!

      Reply
  • jessica @peekababy March 13, 2013, 12:09 am

    Amazing how it’s so simple and so complicated at the same time.

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    • Eric Edelman March 13, 2013, 12:47 am

      Thanks very much, Jessica! I’m very happy to know that you liked it, and truly appreciate your kind words. Have a wonderful WW!

      Reply
  • AVCr8teur March 13, 2013, 12:52 am

    The stars are mesmerizing! Thanks for hosting!

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    • Eric Edelman March 13, 2013, 10:35 am

      Thanks very much–it’s always a pleasure to host you!

      Reply
  • Erika March 13, 2013, 5:36 am

    Dazzling as always, Eric!

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  • Robin (Masshole Mommy) March 13, 2013, 5:55 am

    That is wicked cool!

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  • Daryl March 13, 2013, 6:29 am

    love those stars

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  • Judy Haughton-James March 13, 2013, 7:50 am

    Wow! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for hosting and Happy WW!

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    • Eric Edelman March 13, 2013, 12:46 pm

      Thank you very much, Judy–always a pleasure to host you. Happy WW!

      Reply
  • DrillerAA March 13, 2013, 8:07 am

    This work is a true show stopper. I just love it!

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    • Eric Edelman March 13, 2013, 12:50 pm

      Thank you very much–I really appreciate your kind words!

      Reply
  • Marko @ Travel Photo Blogging March 13, 2013, 12:11 pm

    You did it once again!

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    • Eric Edelman March 13, 2013, 12:49 pm

      Thanks for your visit and your kind comment, Marko!

      Reply
  • self sagacity March 13, 2013, 2:56 pm

    My daughter would love this image of the stars.

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    • Eric Edelman March 13, 2013, 10:37 pm

      It’s available as prints in various sizes, on paper, canvas, metal, or acrylic. To see the sizes and prices, just click on the picture itself. Thanks very much for your comment!

      Reply
  • Mary Denman March 13, 2013, 4:23 pm

    Very cool! Have you done any designs using fractal geometry? Happy WW

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    • Eric Edelman March 13, 2013, 10:43 pm

      Thanks very much, Mary! What a coincidence that you mentioned fractals; just recently I’ve been looking into software to help me do just that. No luck so far–all of the programs I’ve looked at have been too complicated to use, or will not run on my computer. But I’m hopeful I’ll find something soon. Hope you had a great WW!

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      • Mary Denman March 14, 2013, 11:05 pm

        Hope you find some good software. Fractals are just amazing!

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        • Eric Edelman March 15, 2013, 4:26 am

          Yes, they are…Thanks for your good wishes, Mary!

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