Artwork/Portfolios > 2011-2013 Platonic Solids

Form/Octahedron Mapped into a Cube (figure 21)
acrylic and pencil on canvas
48 x 60 x 2"
2011
XQZT Pyramid
acrylic and pencil on canvas
48 x 60 x 2"
2011
Earth/Cube (with six square faces; figure 20b)
acrylic and pencil on canvas
72 x 72 x 2"
2011
Fibonacci's Rabbits
acrylic, oil and pencil on canvas
60 x 48"
2012
Space/Octahedron (with cube)
acrylic and pencil on canvas
24 x 24 x 2"
2011
Air/Octahedron (with eight triangular faces; figure 20a)
acrylic and pencil on canvas
72 x 72 x 2"
2011
Water/Icosahedron (with twenty triangular  faces; figure 20e)
acrylic and pencil on canvas
72 x 72 x 2"
2011
Octahedron (figure 51)
acrylic and pencil on canvas
24 x 24 x 2"
2012
World of Women (painters)
pencil on acrylic on canvas
24 x 24"
2019

These paintings were inspired by ideas of sacred geometry, and specifically by Plato's hypothesis in his dialogue "Timaeus", where he outlines how the classical elements were made of regular solids. For reference, among other books, I read Mario Livio's "The Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI, the World's Most Astonishing Number", in which he describes the solids as the tetrahedron with four triangular faces, the cube with six square faces, the octahedron with eight triangular faces, the dodecahedron with twelve pentagonal faces, and the icosahedron with twenty triangular faces. I created my own visualizations of the platonic solids, geometric shapes, and other mathematical principles by drawing, painting, and stenciling on works shown. To get a closer look at an image in this portfolio, click on it.