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
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.
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
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.
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)
12-29. Diamond(b) #06
From a resource by T. Hom, W. Kiszenick, and B. Post.
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.
12-27. Diamond(b) #04
Exploring the stunning geometry of diamond from carbon to fire to glittering crystal!
From a resource by J. Fayos.