Everything starts from a dot.
Collecting the dots. Then connecting them. And then sharing the connections with those around you.
This is how a creative human works. Collecting, connecting, sharing.
A dot is a very small round mark that has many meanings and purposes. It is such a simple and yet complex concept. For us, here at the Gestalt Dots Institute, we think of ‘dots’ as signifying so much about what we stand for, what we are hoping to achieve.
What follows, are some of the ways we see dots as representing us:
The word ‘dots’ is unique, as is our Institute, and no one has used it before in this way.
A dot can be used to close something in life so you can start something new, like a full stop at the end of a sentence preceding a new sentence, a new paragraph, a new idea.
Dots are used to signify continuation - … to be continued.
Its circular shape represents the circularity of life.
It can symbolise closure, a whole, harmony, symmetry.
Dot is related to making a mark - impacting our clients lives and their impact on ours.
When an area is dotted with things, it has many of them in different places – we aim to spread Gestalt around the world.
Some of the most beautiful works of art in the world use dots. Think of Australian Aboriginal art and the central place of dots in their work. https://www.aboriginal-art-australia.com/aboriginal-art-library/aboriginal-dot-art-behind-the-dots/
Connecting the dots is a game many a child has played (a form of puzzle containing a sequence of numbered dots), a game in which the thrill of connecting the dots has bought much joy to the lives of children. When a line is drawn connecting the dots the outline of an object is revealed.
The phrase "connect the dots" can be used as a metaphor to illustrate an ability (or inability) to associate one idea with another, to find the "big picture", or salient feature, in a mass of data or information.
To connect the dots is to understand the relationship between different ideas, facts, or experiences.