The Sprout

"The seed cannot sprout upwards without simultaneously sending roots into the ground."
Graphite pencil, colored pencil and ink pen on acid free paper, 17.8 x 25.3 cm (7 x 10 in.)

Spiral rings removed after the scan, and mostly unedited except for moving the text over a bit
© Joan Ann Lansberry, December 2012

I found this quote on the web, and the best attribution I can find is an attribution to Isha Schwaller de Lubicz' Her-Bak: Egyptian Initiate. I bought both of the Her-Bak books quite a while ago, but promptly forgot about them. So both Julia and I looked through them, but haven't found it yet. I might actually get around to reading them!

The model for the sprout came via Wikipedia, originally sourced at Flicker via a photographer calling themself sa_ku_ra.