52 grains of sand – Geometry of Nature is a blend of Mathematics, Applied Sciences, and Art structured after the 12-30 project and based on one image a day, one mineral a week for fifty-two weeks, Jan 1st – Dec 31st, 2017.
Each image was originated in a selection of scientific files hosted by the Department of Geoscience at the University of Arizona in Tucson. I explored the geometry of the mineral and its properties in the VESTA 3D visualization program and finalized the images in various 2D and 3D graphics editors.
I gathered all the images, information and references I collected throughout the project in a book available on Amazon
I also published several papers on the subject for academic publishers, (Elsevier, IGI-Global) and was invited to present the information on several several Science and Art forums: Bridges Math-Art, ICPAM&PAMS, Applimat.
Finally, all the images of this portfolio are available high resolution, large size 24×24 inches on canvas, aluminum or paper on SaatchiArt
Crystal geometry is indeed a fascinating and inspiring subject. I’m not ready to close this book completely yet. Thanks to WordPress generosity, I’ll be able to keep this site up and post relevant updates as they may come and continue enriching this project with new information.