O C T A H E D R O N 2
2016 Oil, Acrylic on Gessoed Cotton Archival Fine Art Paper (28 x 22") at $920.
G E O M A T R I A
In this Multidimensional Fine Art series we explore the ancient esoteric wisdom of geomatria or "sacred geometry" which was orally passed on throughout the ages by Kabbalic priests. Geomatria can also be found throughout the paintings and drawings -- in an original, and truly remarkable, style -- of Leonardo da Vinci, considered one of the greatest artists in human history.
As a species, we are finally beginning to "remember" and understand the untapped power that sacred geometrical shapes have on our subconscious mind -- effecting our emotional and physical state of well-being. In ancient times, the "Flower of Life," the "Merkaba," the "Platonic Solids," and other ancient geometrical shapes were ubiquitous, as they were believed to bring balance, harmony, and etheric healing to those who gazed upon them and "synced" with their higher harmonic frequency.
Plato believed that he could describe the Universe using five simple shapes, and he made these solids central to a vision of the physical world, connecting the ideal to real, and metaphorically demonstrating that every microcosm is a mirror image of a much grander macrocosm. These shapes, called "the Platonic solids," did not originate with Plato, however. In fact, they go back thousands of years before Plato; you can find stone models of each of the Platonic solids in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford dating to around 2000 BCE.
The tetrahedron has four triangular faces, the cube six square faces, the octahedron eight triangular faces, the dodecahedron twelve pentagonal faces, and the icosahedron twenty triangular faces. Plato proposed that four of these solids built the Four Elements: sharp-pointed tetrahedra give the sting of Fire, smooth-sliding octahedra give easily-parted Air, droplets icosahedra give Water, and lumpish, packable cubes give Earth. The dodecahedron, at last, is the shape of the Universe as a whole. Later Aristotle emended Plato’s system, suggesting that dodecahedra provide a fifth essence—the space-filling Ether.