It struck me the other day that triangles have a bad name:- a love triangle; the Bermuda triangle etc. Then I thought of other geometric shapes – the square for example which connotes the ordinary, unadventurous, dull; and the circle which suggests ‘well-rounded’, complete. Then I thought how these basic shapes are used in nature and in man-made constructions…………….
This is the interior of a bothy on the shore of Rackwick Bay in Hoy where I found a lone but not lonely German and we shared what was left of my bottle of Glenfarclas.
Why the 3-dimensional triangles of the Pyramids? I met a traveller from an antique land who said………
Then I thought I must look at paintings, especially post-modern stuff, and see how basic shapes are used to create structure and balance….mm