Hydrophilia: \ˌhī-drə-ˈfil-ē-ə\; noun; the property of being hydrophilic (i.e., of, relating to, or having a strong affinity for water).
Water begs obsession; nature’s fractal patterns compel a child’s endless observation. Large rollers on the beach, upon closer observation, are repeated as smaller waves, and then wavelets, and finally as tiny ripples to be surfed only by the minutia of the sea – the sand fleas and perhaps the daphnia. Trees branch infinitely, from the largest boughs to the tiniest of buds on outstretched branchlets. The most miniscule rivulets represent the first impulses of great rivers, and despite being exceedingly tiny, are capable of eroding entire hillsides. These patterns — the self-simulated, beautifully repetitive, ubiquitous markings of nature, describable by mathematic formulas derived by the likes of Mandelbrot and Fibonacci, impel acts of beauty – strokes of a brush creating spirals, mandalas and Sacred Geometric shapes.