" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

March 21, 2017

The Redcliffe "Portal" and the Bee Gees Way

The OPTO sculpture "acting like a literal portal" across from Bee Gees Way
I've been down to Redcliffe twice now to stroll along Bee Gees Way and the Redcliffe shoreline, but the first time I was there the wind was hardly blowing and the OPTO sculpture looked rather sad with the two large yellow rings dropping down beside the silver pole, with the rings sometimes moving around the pole if a gentle breeze blew up from the sea.
The OPTO sculpture isn't real impressive without the wind blowing it around
The first time I was visiting Redcliffe I didn't get what this sculpture was all about...if it was about anything that is.
A "portal" at the end of Bee Gees Way
I picked up a brochure from the information centre about the public art trail along the Redcliffe foreshore and found out the OPTO sculpture is, "concerned with the act of looking and the process of change. Acting as a literal portal, the kinetic rings move in direct relationship to the environment,  rotating and spinning in response to the breeze from Moreton Bay passing over one another, they appear to open and close, changing the framed landscape within the circular form."
Could the "portal" be the vesica piscis formed by the two swirling rings maybe?
"The vesica piscis is a shape that is the intersection of two disks with the same radius, intersecting in such a way that the center of each disk lies on the perimeter of the other.
The name literally means the "bladder of a fish" in Latin after the conjoined dual air bladders ("swim bladder") found in the bodies of most fishes.
The shape is also called mandorla ("almond" in Italian).
This figure appears in the first proposition of Euclid's Elements, where it forms the first step in constructing an equilateral triangle using a compass and straightedge
The triangle has as its vertices the two disk centers and one of the two sharp corners of the vesica piscis."
The areas in blue – an equilateral triangle and a segment form together a sector of one sixth of the circle (60°)
Now I think I get it, the vesica piscis when it appears in the centre is the "portal".
The vesica piscis "portal" hand gesture
Walking through the Bee Gees WAY towards the "portal" sculpture
A lattice of coincidence?
Gold vesica piscis ring
But you should take a look at the "daily" light show down Bee Gees Way for an interesting coincidence, because to me the rope of light seems to run right through the "portal" when veiwed from the right angle.
John, could you point out who the middle pillar is in the Bee Gees?-)
Light?-) Just an idea I had :-)
I think Halfasheep needs to visit Redcliffe and make a You Tube about all the hidden symbols around the Redcliffe Peninsula, because there are lots of interesting things around the foreshore, not only Bee Gees Way. 
Wandering Minds coloring book
Guitar Hero? Middle Pillar
I am the Walrus/We All Long for Yellow Berberine?
Birthplace of the 'Bee Gees'? Isn't a birthplace like a portal in some esoteric sense?-) 
Anyway, if you are down Redcliffe way, check it out for yourself, don't take my words for it;-) 
The Lore of Synchronicity?
My personal opinion is that the Gibbs were British citizens who spent some time in Oz, with maybe the exception of Andy, who came out here just after being born.
Oh...and Lesley who I found out is a South Sydney Rabbitohs supporter...which doesn't get more Australian than that (if you don't own the club that is, right Russell?-)...unless you happen to be a Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks supporter;-)
Lesley Gibb, Barry's big sister
They are still Aussie enough to call Australia home, but to me an Aussie is someone who comes through the birth portal and is raised up by the country.
You can never step in the same river...or ocean...twice.
The Redcliffe Jetty
"In September 1977 Flowing Rivers, with another number one single "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" (also co-written by Gibb and his brother Barry) to support it, quickly became a million selling album. 
That single broke in early 1978 during the time that the Bee Gees' contributions to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack were dominating the world charts. 
In the United States it replaced "Stayin' Alive" at the top of the Hot 100 on the day before Andy's 20th birthday, only to be surpassed by "Night Fever" at number one there two weeks later."

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