artwork/portfolios > 2011-2013 platonic solids and other geometrics

form/octahedron mapped into cube (figure 21)
acrylic and pencil on canvas
48 x 60 x 2"
2011
XQZT (exquisite)/pyramid
acrylic and pencil on canvas
48 x 60 x 2"
2011
$11500
earth/cube (with six square faces; figure 20b)
acrylic and pencil on canvas
72 x 72 x 2"
2011
$19500
Fibonacci's Rabbits
acrylic, oil and pencil on canvas
60 x 48"
2012
$11500
circle within an equilateral triangle within a circle/HAHA
acrylic and pencil on canvas
60 x 60 x 2"
2012
$14400
space/octahedron with cube
acrylic and pencil on canvas
24 x 24 x 2"
2011
$2300
air/octahedron (with eight triangular faces; figure 20a)
acrylic and pencil on canvas
72 x 72 x 2"
2011
$19500
water/icosahedron (with twenty triangular  faces; figure 20e)
acrylic and pencil on canvas
72 x 72 x 2"
2011
$19500
octahedron (figure 51)
acrylic and pencil on canvas
24 x 24 x 2"
2012
$2300
World of Women (Painters)
pencil on acrylic on canvas
24 x 24"
2019
$2300

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.