The koru is the unfurling of the fern leaf. It represents growth, movement, new life and new beginnings. It is a very significant, sacred symbol for the Maori. I camptured this image of one for you yesterday on my walk in the redwood forest.
I find it interesting that roughly a year ago, when I was first introduced to doing touchdrawings, the two below were a couple of my first pieces. I was immediately drawn to them more so than any of the other pieces, without knowing why exactly. They were the first ones I ever mounted onto canvas. Touchdrawings are very much about working with the uncoscious (they are also known as soul prints - I love that name!), and according to my friend Tamara who has worked with them more than I have, they are about 6 months ahead of our consciuos process... Is it coincidence that I kept creating what looks like Korus over and over...? Hmmm... I don't know. But I do like them.
Incidentally, Koru also means "jewel" or "jewelry" in finnish.