I am inspired to explore the use of platonic solid shapes and their meaning through my art, creating my own version of how the universe relates with the human form.
In my Platonic Solids series, the human form within the geometric art acts as a unit which then repeats on itself, while the solids maintain their integrity and follow the rules of nature. Each work, through its unique geometry, plays with varying levels of consciousness.
Placing the platonic solids art work in a space will provide a subconscious universal medium. All five solids fit into Metatron’s Cube of Sacred Geometry and contain the basic creation patterns of existence.
Platonic solids are named after the famous Greek philosopher, Plato. He associated the solids with the classical elements that he believed made up everything in the universe. The classical elements are air, water, fire, and earth, were each is associated with a different Platonic solid. Earth is with the cube, air with the octahedron, water with the icosahedron, and fire with the tetrahedron. By studying the nature of these patterns, forms and relationships with their connections, insight is gained into the mysteries of maybe understanding the laws of the Universe.
These Sacred geometrical shapes are part of a complex system of religious symbols and structures involving space, time and form. Sacred geometry means sacred universal patterns used in the design of everything in our reality. The Philosopher’s concept is similar to the current understanding of the atom which shows a nucleus surrounded by electrons in orbits creating spheres of energy which are in turn continuously broken down into smaller particles. The Greeks also felt that these Platonic solids have a spherical property, where one Platonic Solid fits in a sphere, which alternately fits inside another Platonic Solid, again fitting in another sphere and so on.
As an example, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” and the golden ratio of “Divine Proportion” are the results of numerous mathematical and anatomical studies connecting perceived reality with theory. When contemplating proportional theories of Marcus Vitruvius Pollio” his human figure also corresponded with circles and squares. The golden ratio - the divine scale, describes the special relationship found in nature between parts of a whole. After all, we are a microcosmic reflection of the macrocosm. It can be described in terms of number, length, area, volume, beauty and consciousness. The structure of the human body is based upon the same set of principles that are found functioning on all levels of creation. Our body contains within it a holograph of all the information of the universe.
Platonic solids arrange themselves in fractal patterns that weave a Morphogenetic Field. This Blueprint manifests a matrix in space which interconnects atoms with the Stars in their celestial patterns. These celestial patterns are called the “Gate of Man”. I place Human beings, as essentially “knowing” creatures, in the center, as they are the core to the Platonic concept of one self.
But what is knowledge? Why is it important? What are we trying to know and what capabilities do we, humans, have to understand them? Could we ever connect all the dots?
These pieces of art facilitate the expansion of consciousness with the power of the Platonic Solids to create pure connection.