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Cube series is an exploration into the hidden symbols found within the geometric lines of shapes. Over-lapping circles in a uniform line reveal worldly-recognized symbols by connecting intersecting points. The most commonly recognized stem from religion and mathematics such as geometry. Some examples include triangles, The Five Point Star (a.k.a. ‘star of David’), a cross or “X”, masonic symbol, diamonds, three-dimensional pyramids, smaller symmetric circles, and more, but most interesting to myself- the Hexagon.
– On Symbols:
In alchemy, the two triangles represent the reconciliation of the opposites of fire and water. Non-Jewish Kabbalah (also called Christian or Hermetic Kabbalah) interprets the hexagram to mean the divine union of male and female energy, where the male is represented by the upper triangle and the female by the lower one. Moreover, it derives four triangular symbols from it (two triangles crossed like a capital letter A and two uncrossed) to represent the four elements: water, fire, air, and earth. This use of the symbol was used as an important plot point in Dan Brown’s popular novel The Da Vinci Code and the Da Vinci Code film cites this as the origin of the star.
“The interlacing triangles or deltas symbolize the union of the two principles or forces, the active and passive, male and female, pervading the universe … The two triangles, one white and the other black, interlacing, typify the mingling of apparent opposites in nature, darkness and light, error and truth, ignorance and wisdom, evil and good, throughout human life.” – Albert G. Mackey
The Hexagon itself is fascinatingly complex. What does it mean when you connect points and other shapes are manifested? Are there hidden secrets to the universe, too far from our own comprehension, living inside these images- a code of some sort? From Greek mythology to civilized universal mathematics, unique symbols appear and live within these shapes.
Split the Hexagon down the middle by connecting opposing corners, and we now see a three-dimensional cube from an angle. Continue to explore different connections, and we have a cube from all fathomable angles. A cube itself, when unfolded, reveals many different combinations, depending on what edge you split from, much like a crossword puzzle, which I sometimes include in my pieces. These are called nets.
A cube has eleven nets that is, there are eleven ways to flatten a hollow cube by cutting seven edges.
In geometry the net of a polyhedron is an arrangement of edge-joined polygons in the plane which can be folded (along edges) to become the faces of the polyhedron. Polyhedral nets are a useful aid to the study of polyhedra and solid geometry in general, as they allow for models of polyhedra to be constructed from material such as thin cardboard.
As you can see, the art itself is interesting, but what is under the surface holds a greater meaning and purpose, which is where the idea for the name of my next show is “Portals”.