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Allegory of Gears

Richard Rogers's avatar Richard Rogers

Allegory of Gears is a collage of paper gears between multiple layers of glass, giving it a 3D effect. The gears symbolize how small things come together to build great things. What at first seems to be a random scattering of gears actually begins to form Fibonacci's golden spiral, also known as the divine ratio. The Divine Ratio/Golden spiral symbolizes God as the designer, intricately placing people, events, and opportunities to systematically create our lives. Inspired by Romans 8:28. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2 in*
  • Medium: Paper, Glass, Wood
  • Width: 18 in
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 12 in*