04-15

04-15. Silver #7.

Finishing the week with stylized Spanish baroque again. Fitting for the day before Easter!

I’ll have to look further into the connection between Op and Baroque. Both were very present in the silver structure and its geometry all week long. That this got caught by the artists of the time makes it all the more puzzling.

From a resource by W. P. Davey

04-15

04-14

04-14. Silver #6.

8 slices – Wagasa in a cube – or the encrypting of a silver structure. Older CPUs used to carry up to one gram of silver…

From a resource by Suh, Ohta & Waseda.

04-14

04-13

04-13. Silver #5.

Op-silver? This is the front view of a silver crystal, 63 atoms, 0 bonds, O polyhedra. The ellipses in the back are the outline of the Van der Wall effect on the atoms

Coincidences happen in art. For some reason, I think I’ve seen this design before – or something very close to it. If someone can help me find out, it will be well appreciated. Thank you.

From an Owen & Yates’ resource: precision measurements of a silver crystal parameters,

04-13

04-12

04-12. Silver #4.

I shamelessly appropriated one frame of the movie – Assassin’s Creed – for this project. Maybe credit for the image should go to Kurzel, Fassbender and their medical scanner monitor featured at some point in the film. 

In this case, all I did was – I took a screenshot of that frame, replaced the top-line images with various close-up of a silver crystal structure and inserted into the middle-line horizontal left/right rotation of the 3×3 front view of the structure atomic set up (center line)

It kind of all fits. It also ends up being a fun way to show the original imagery I start from in the program VESTA before I move my selection into other graphics editors

Resource by Suh, Ohta & Waseda.

04-12

04-11

04-11. Silver #3.

Art does not have to be “pretty” every day. 

Today is one of these time for me. I didn’t look for it. Still, I find it somehow disconcerting ending several hours of work with what could be a sketch for a cathedral wall and in front, two Maya-like glyphs totem poles looking at me. Is it the black and white scheme, the triangular shape of the structure? I guess inspiration has to be respected wherever it comes from. This journey through the geometry of Nature is taking an unexpected turn!

From a resource by Spreadborough & Christian.

04-11

04-09

04-09. Silver #1.
From the mines of Potosi to the cathedrals of Spain – silver! Silver was a rare and precious material throughout the middle ages. It is also a mineral and the crystal of week #15 of this 52-weeks exploration of the geometry of Nature.

Silver is an element. It is also a crystal that belongs to the isometric-hexoctahedral system family – crystals that are made of 48 equal triangular faces.

All black and white, a very “minimalist” and regular symmetry, an interesting moiré pattern coming from the visualization of the Van der Waals force that defines the attraction field between molecules – Silver will be an unusual mineral to visually explore for a week.

This first image is coming from a resource by R. Wyckoff: structure of a silver crystal.

04-09