© 2019 Art Direction & Design, Carrie Smith. 

NOTES ON DESIGNING A SYMBOL FOR THE ORDER OF TIME

Conceptually, I began with basic time telling. Most clocks are circles.

The earth is a circle, always rotating, telling time. A circle symbolizes unity.

It shows balance. All encompassing. Wholeness. All cyclic movement. 

The earth, the sun and the moon. 

A circle symbolizes the way the universe includes everything. 

I began with four circles overlapping.

Each circle represents a season:

a measurement of time

I added one circle to combine and

overlap each season, representing time in a year.

This circle encompasses the growth

and development of the spirit

from season to season: as time goes on. 

Finally, one last circle

encloses the mark: 

coming full circle.

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