by Shahna Lax
The mihrab form (the arched doorway shape) is suggestive of a womb space. This illumination followed on the heals of Mihrab ar-Rahman which, itself, contains an 8- fold form arising into aliveness from out of the "Breath of the Compassionate". The similarity here suggests that there is a "coming into beeing" happening here. The particular 8-fold luterose I was directed to use here appears to be made up of pre-sequenced bee parts, sort of a reservoir of elements.
Even though 8 is the Source, a hexagon lies in the very center towards which an actual bee can orient.