Platonic Solids

From the series Platonic Solids

Platonic Solids is my largest series. In some works there appear characters dancing in ritual, dynamic poses. They are beyond gravitation, in a fight, in motion. Other works depict figures sitting thoughtfully, that is why, some works in that series are subtitled "Contemplatio".

The series was inspired by real Platonic solids, i.e., regular polyhedrons. I used to make drawings and all kinds of figures that enrich mathematical and philosophical papers of my husband. In this way, I have learned that these polyhedrons constitute elements in Plato’s cosmology. Thus, the tetrahedron is associated with fire, the cube with earth, the octahedron with air, the icosahedron with water. The mysterious dodecahedron, probably unknown to Plato, in Greek tradition, was associated with the Universe.