08-05

08-05. Kaolinite #7.

A mineral with a sense of humor!

Kaolinite geometry lends itself well to some mathematical fun. Maybe a very subjective interpretation of the crystal shape – but in my mind, it fits quite naturally iin paper making production.

The polyhedra chain at the bottom of the image: a kaolin ream of paper. The two central motives: the same ream of paper cut in 8×10 sheets of paper neatly stacked on top of each other.

Credit should go to VESTA artistic side and its very inspiring mineral modeling visualization.

From a resource by Bish and Von Dreele.

08-05

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08-04

08-04. Kaolinite #6.

The Kaolinite crystal has a simple double triangle geometry – or maybe not that simple design-wise if you let symmetry and tessellation take over. Another gift of nature for us to grab if we know where to look.

From a resource by W. Gruner.

08-04

08-03

08-03. Kaolinite #5.

Kaoline puts me again in an origami state of mind. The vertices arrangement of its geometry and the prominent double triangle may have something to do with it.

08-03

08-02

08-02. Kaolinite #4.

Two types of kaolinite in one triptych-like view of the crystal structure. Kaolinite crystal is mostly transparent and the color comes from the inclusions.

08-02

08-01

08-01. Kaolinite #3.

Dream day for a kaolinite.

What’s remarkable about the crystal geometry is that it may be packed and very busy, it always ends being of one piece and comfortable in whatever situation it is in.

From a resource by D.L. Bish.

08-01

 

07-31

07-31. Kaolinite #2.

A paper sculpture or an unfolded origami? The paper in the kaolin background and history seems to not only influence my design but also the shape and geometry of its cell structure.

From a resource by Bish and Von Dreele.

07-31