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Zenstellation: Ursa Major by sandzen Zenstellation: Ursa Major by sandzen
Ursa Major, or, The Great Bear, is most commonly known as The Big Dipper. I got the idea a long time ago to do constellation gardens. Seemed like a no-brainer.

You got your little dots, you got your blue, glowy, 80s hair metal lines connecting them.

Hole in one.

Interestingly, Ursa major, according to Wikipedia, was deemed to be a bear (in shape? in concept?) by many distinct civilizations. Obviously, some civilizations would never have seen bears, so other interpretations involve a shrimp, seven sages, and some crazy shit dreamed up by the Theosophists, involving beaming energy between different celestial beings...look it up.

Any purists will note the lack of the seventh star. Although, that would've been perfect considering the zen garden tradition of having seven stones, I was working from a template that only features the major points, and so the seventh star was omitted.

Oh well.
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TheLastSorcerer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Wow, you raked the sand in a very accurate way! The sand curves are perfect, I'm not would be able to do this :(
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sandzen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   General Artist
Well, you never know til you try. Find yourself a garden and give it a whirl.
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TheLastSorcerer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I said it because I also have a zen garden and I know that it's difficult to rank the sand in this way :)
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marioferpa Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
I love it!
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sandzen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010   General Artist
Awesome! Thanks! :)
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