About TBob’s logo

The Block off biltmore's cube logoThe cube is the heart of the design – it represents The Block, urban blocks, square blocks, building blocks, block by block, and ice cubes!

It is a symbol of stability and permanence, of geometric perfection. It represents the final stage of a cycle of immobility, it can be seen as the truth, because it looks the same from any perspective, it is commonly thought of as the counterpart of the sphere. The cube is, in essence, the squaring of a circle. Scientifically, the cube usually represents salt. It is the earth: a square plus the four elements plus three dimensions. Frequently forms allegories with solidity and the persistence of virtues.

Symbols within the cube:

**The top is the Cherokee symbol for the Power of Love. The placement is significant as the overarching theme of this entire project is the power of love.

**The siamese crocodile image is the FUNTUNFUNEFU- DENKYEMFUNEFU, an African symbol of Unity through Diversity:

This “adinkra” is from West Africa. An adinkra is a symbol that represents an idea or a proverb. This symbol pictures two crocodiles that share one stomach – yet fight over food. There is urgency in implementing this ideology: the union of people from different cultural backgrounds must achieve commonly shared objectives despite their divergent views and opinions about the way of life. The symbol stresses the importance of democracy in all aspects of life. It encourages inclusiveness, and naturally discourages discrimination. It implies the need for unity when there is a shared destiny. It represents democracy and unity in a diverse environment. This is a symbol of democracy and unity in a diverse environment.  These reptiles share a common belly, yet they fight over food. There is urgency in implementing this ideology: the union of people from different cultural backgrounds must achieve commonly shared objectives despite their divergent views and opinions about the way of life. 

**The triple swirl image is the Celtic symbol of Unity & Change:

In Celtic design the koru is called a spiral. In Celtic history the process of drawing and creating the spiral was said to unleash the creative potential of the mind. It is a sign of female power and especially power through transition and growth. One school of thought in Celtic design finds that the meaning of the spiral is determined by the way it’s drawn. If it is drawn clockwise, traditionally known as ‘sunwise circling,’ it represents good luck. This is because to move sunwise is to be in harmony with the earth’s movement around the sun. 

·         Evolution and holistic growth

·         Letting go, surrender, release

·         Awareness of the one within the context of the whole

·         Connectivity and union with deific and cosmic energies

·         Revolutions of time, stars, planets and the way of natural progress

* The above italicized descriptions are from the internet.