2011-2013 platonic solids and other geometrics
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 these 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", and was attracted to his discussion of the five platonic solids. They are described as the tetrahedron, which has 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 several canvases, pictured here.