Disassemble a brain into its pieces becomes the biblical description of life as ‘dust to dust’ the lament of the common burial cant. We know now of the bombardment of Earth that cosmic dust mixes into our local dust. So the compact expression carries weight from massive galactic distances into tiny neighbourhoods the separations are closer than we imagine. We float in this grainy substance held together in clumps of attractions our shapes glued then with time becoming unbound to gather into the wind.
Where does the shape come from to make this kinetic mix learn to be self observant? To seek out the moment of discovery. The shape is in the wind in the spiral of the water flowing in time each flow can make definition out of mobile dust, the Earth and cosmos are in all of us. To behave in tribal fashion that one form is superior toward another is a child’s misunderstanding of the essence of unity.
The face is not a mask of emotion the face is a link of shape into the core that carries forward the face. Both maintain their shape in harmony linked into the evolution of life. Shape is both form and coherence to establish the preciousness of thought. The capacity to think and dwell on abstract observations starts in the grain of sand that becomes the smoke of the life artist revealing the swirl of forces capable to hold things together.
In moments of tragic history the dust settles to obliterate our separateness uniting our forms into common traces as we journey together.
In transition our skin has different time scales of performance some are soft and pliable. Other tissue beds compliant and elastic yet others are hard but spongy. Yet the hard substance is embedded with the pliant together they stretch over and inside the visible surface. The mistake is to look at their forms as separate yet they are inseparable bound together as one mat. The layers that we give them are false layers that exist in our eyes only ascribing dimensions. We don’t seek the bounding links since they are so cleverly attached yet attached they are all in completeness capable to vibrate from one edge to a distant edge as fast as a sound wave pinging beneath a lake.
Reassembled we see only bones not the linking structure of structure embedded in structure. But that is how nature assembles in a dynamic balance within form elastic complaint yet solid all in motion.
The face bones are embedded into a tensegrity grid that performs the sweep of emotions that pulse into the corners of the eyes the mouth that greets a familiar thought. The grid binds the elements of the dust together into form. But the swirling winds stir the image of form we see the contour not the binding elastic balance of tension compression beneath holding the surface together.
Nature spins around us enveloping our world of reference to what is up what is down. Snow trees reversed become objects of shape unfamiliar. Up becomes down. We are unsure of the scale of the image. Are those globes clusters of spheres from lung lobules or are they from cells smaller than we are accustomed in magnification?
Nature uses dust to perform in form with the ease of gravity rubbing the elements together. Biotensegrity is the mesh of elastic form beneath the bones we look staring at faces before us. As the face ages the biotensegrity envelope matches the shifting bone forms below the visible surface. Identical twins born minutes apart yet later in their lives the older looking twin always dies sooner depending on life stresses, always they don’t die minutes apart. Their faces are their biotensegrity matrix of health and predictive toward the death march.
But the design is not like a coating only surface attracting, the design permeates the entire volume rising from inner gene codes. The astonishing aspect of shape is the envelope of force determines the outcome of protein production. Soft surroundings versus stiff surroundings are the difference between normal healing repair or the abundant shape of cancer proliferation. Anchors within the matrix of the scaffolding surrounding cells are not just support they are sensors for switches to determine gene outcome.
The compression/tension of the locale 3 dimensional zone is the determinant. This pervasive tensional integrity force as a system is the trigger not the genes themselves. We have to change how we ascribe force as a language of engagement to pulling pushing motion of degrees of pliability. The density of surrounding tissue determines the cellular outcome. Softness or hardness with every gradation in between is the source of life flow in time. Separate a cell from its foundational support is the equivalent to unplug the information flow, the cell dies. We talk about the thread of life perhaps its more appropriate to describe the weave as the image of the information within shape. The weave is the surrounding form informing the necessity of forces in motion surrounding and signing through 3 dimensional spaces. The connections are all linked in harmonic coordination. The architecture is not only of place but as GPS nano positional too. That is the shape of life.