artwork > 2011-2013 platonic solids and other geometrics

air/octahedron (with eight triangular faces; figure 20a)
air/octahedron (with eight triangular faces; figure 20a)
acrylic and pencil on canvas
72 x 72 x 2"
2011

Plato used the regular geometric shapes, called the Platonic solids, to frame his discussion of the workings of the cosmos in his "Timaeus". I envision an orb within my six by six foot painted version of an octahedron. The blue-violets enhance the painting's cosmic quality.