Sacred Geometry in Art

Sacred Geometry in Art

Sacred geometry, an ancient concept intertwining the realms of spirituality, mathematics, and art, has fascinated humans for centuries. It represents the idea that certain geometric patterns or shapes hold symbolic and sacred meanings, reflecting the fundamental structure of the universe.

This has influenced art and architecture, leaving a lasting legacy in human creativity. This has particularly influenced Asaf to create the works that he does today.


Sacred geometry dates back to ancient civilisations such as the Egyptians and Greeks, who believed that geometric principles governed the cosmos. At its core, sacred geometry is about seeing the inherent order of the universe in the art.

A great example is Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. This well known drawing shows the connection between human proportions and geometric shapes, illustrating the belief that the human body mirrors the proportions of the universe.

Islamic architecture and art often feature intricate geometric patterns, such as those seen in the Alhambra in Spain. All of Asaf's artworks are named after Islamic names for stars and constellations.

Gothic cathedrals like Chartres in France are masterpieces of sacred geometry. Their floor plans and stained-glass windows often incorporate the labyrinth, rose windows, and other geometric symbols.

For some, sacred geometry serves as a meditative and spiritual tool. Many people use geometric patterns in mandalas and yantras for meditation, believing that these shapes can help focus the mind and connect with higher states of consciousness.

Colouring geometric patterns, constructing mandalas, or even simply viewing these shapes can induce a sense of peace and spiritual alignment. Some people also use the Zakay glass Merkaba in meditation or during yoga classes.

By recognising and appreciating the sacred patterns in art, we not only honour the wisdom of our ancestors but also continue a tradition of seeking harmony and meaning in the world around us. We are proud to be carrying this tradition on.