Unlike most of the other Filamental Emblems, which range from six to eight inches across and are crocheted from three strands of sewing thread, this one was intended to be large...cosmically large--or at least as close to that as I could get with a crochet hook and yarn.
Mounted, it is nearly four feet across. Each distinctive round represents one of the seven classical crystalline spheres that compose the cosmos--the center being Earth, and the outermost being the Realm of God. When all of the crystalline spheres move in concord to the will of God, it was believed, each would rub against its neighbors and set up a vibration. When all seven vibrated properly, the result was a chord, the "Music of the Spheres."
Such an image is elegant and sophisticated, concrete and ethereal, as I hoped the final Emblem would also be.