12.4.2012 Alluvial Fan. Once I recognized the pattern, these 'expansions' started popping up in my Google image searches, along a stream in my yard, in music videos, NASA image of the day, and in my daydreams; repeating themselves in my drawings like a mantra.

Today I took an moment to study the sixty or seventy examples I've drawn so far. I focused on the subtleties since I know the composition so well. I looked at the moment of initiation, the inflation, the increasing complexity, and I tried to foreground the underlying felt sense they bring to me that a bigger idea is growing.
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