2018, update #3

52 grains of sand – Geometry of Nature. A visual journey through the geometry of 52 minerals. 365 illustrations plus revised text.

Now available in print on Amazon.com

at https://goo.gl/sUL1SE

Also, small, medium, and large size – paper or canvas prints of the individual images portfolio

Now available on Saatchi-Art at Jean Constant, collection, Geometry of Nature.

or https://goo.gl/h7LrSY

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2018 update

The Geometry of Nature project is starting to move around.

An article I wrote after the work I did on 02-03  has been just been published by IGI-Global under the title The Four-Color Theorem and the Geometry of Nature

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12-31. Diamond.

Project done!

Something I was curious about and wanted to share with you. 

I was tempted all week to go back to the first week of January, but I waited till I today to see how my work evolved from day #1 to day #365. Top line, the first 3 diamond crystal images I created back the first week of Jan. 2017. Bottom line, 3 of the diamond series I sketched, week of Dec. 24-30, 2017. In between, 364 days working one image a day in the VESTA program.

Quite an adventure! Next? A selection of the posts you liked best on SaatchiArt, a book with all the images following the 12-30 project format, and maybe, a new imaging project too.

Thank you for having followed me this year again. Wishing you all a Happy New year and a very productive 2018.

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12-30. Diamond(b) #07

Last diamond of the series, last series of the year!

I wanted to close with a resource from R. W.G Wyckoff.

R. Wyckoff is an American scientist and pioneer of X-ray crystallography who professor of microbiology and physics at the University of Arizona in Tucson in the early 1960’. I used several of his resources over the year, always a little anxious working with information going back so far in time.

This particular resource dated 1963 is a credit both to the quality of his work and the significance of his research that looks as new today as it did when it was completed

Original resource: Wyckoff R W G, Crystal Structures 1 (1963)

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12-28. Diamond(b) #05

A mineral goes Sierpinski!

This is a front view of a diamond crystal unit cell. In the background, the mineral’s polyhedral structure. In the foreground, the carbon atoms in a 4/m symmetry pattern.

From a resource by M. Straumanis and E. Aka.

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