01-01- Diamond

Starting the year with a diamond looks like a good foundation for this 52 weeks project. Carbon apparently is the common element to all known life. This particular figure is composed of 46 atoms, 56 bonding, and 14 polyhedra. Tweaking a 3D figure into an orthographic projection transforms it into a set of patterns that reminds me of many ancient cultures. Maybe they knew something about it too?

52 grains of sand