NEO Magazine Issue 4 - Page 86

crossroads between the fields of biology and semiotics that explores the signs and other means of communication which cells and organisms employ in order to facilitate life . If “ Nature Is God ’ s Old Testament ”, it begs the question which “ language ” She uses to express Herself and to enable creation . Or , is there more than one communications system on the most fundamental level ? Is sacred geometry such a system ?
Pioneering water researcher Theodor Schwenk was determined to fashion and to elaborate upon an “ alphabet ” of water ’ s formative processes by describing the characteristic behaviors of the liquid world in his book ' Sensitive Chaos '. He did not intend merely to present a compilation of the “ water-ABCs ”, but rather worked to provide an understanding of entire words and phrases of the liquid element .
Artist and biologist Ernst Haeckel , who coined the term “ ecology ”, was fascinated by the beauty of microscopic marine life and took a step in the same direction . He spent decades developing a system of natural stereometric geometries , culminating in his ' General Morphology ' of forms . His most impressive findings are visually reflected in his ' Art Forms of Nature '. Through Heackel ' s love for and attention to detail , water once more reveals itself to be the element of life , giving birth to an incredible diversity of structures and shapes that first inspired the ' Art Nouveau ' and that now find their way into biomimicry studies and natural design in turn . Haeckel offered an early glimpse into an incredibly creative and abundant world , similar to that of snowflakes , but which on the contrary does not originate high in the skies , and rather stems from deep within the oceans as one of the first unicellular