The Three Hares at Corfe Mullen

A4 297 x 210 mm / 8 pages / full colour

The familiar six-petalled daisy wheel is a symmetric compass drawn symbol that was used throughout the medieval period as a geometrical design tool. Because the circle’s radius is used to draw the arcs within the circle, the six petal points on the circle’s circumference and seventh point at the circle’s axis are all exactly one radius apart and form the geometrical symmetry at the heart of the Corfe Mullen Three Hares roof boss design. Scribed into the timber surface by dividers, the geometry was a two dimensional guide to the carpenter cutting the three dimensional form of the three hares.