selected archived 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
earth/cube (with six square faces; figure 20b)
acrylic and pencil on canvas
72 x 72 x 2"
2011
Fibonacci's Appropriated Rabbits
acrylic, oil and pencil on canvas
60 x 48"
2012
periodically tiled equilateral triangles (figure 94)
acrylic and pencil on canvas
24 x 24 x 2"
2012
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
circle within an equilateral triangle within a circle/HAHA
acrylic and pencil on canvas
60 x 60 x 2"
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

These paintings were generally 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, and was most 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.

In my portfolio, you will see variations on the Platonic solids, other geometric shapes, and my interpretations of mathematical principles. And perhaps obviously, I paint it all using techniques of contemporary abstraction.